Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space
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Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space

Mixing rugs in an open-concept home

One of the things we love so much about design is that it's not just about one vignette or even one room, but also about the big picture of the home and how each element works together to create a cohesive story throughout.

Telling that story can be technical or intuitive, and usually, it's a mix of both, but one thing is for sure: once you find that synergic balance, magic happens.

Today, we're talking about one of the elements that create that flow in a home: well-blended rug looks. What is a well-blended rug look? By our definition, a well-blended rug look is when two textile pieces work together well enough that they can both live in harmony within the same space or visual plane.

Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space

Spoiler: it's not as hard as it sounds.

Like many design concepts, this one is easier to show than tell, so let's look at some examples and break them down.

Here are a few of our favorite well-blended rug looks:

The Jute + The Geometric

This combination is one of our favorites, and itโ€™s pretty fool-proof. Jute rugs are a great neutralizer, and they pair well with pretty much anything, but something about rugs with geometric patterns like stripes or repeating lines paired with these textured beauties just works.

Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space
Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space

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Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space
Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space

The Organic + The Minimal

Organic patterns are patterns with movement, often inspired by nature and multi-colored, and we love pairing them with muted, neutral counterparts to let them shine.

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Blending Two Rugs In The Same Open Space

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The Geometric + The Organic

We love the contrast of geometric prints paired with organic patterns or shapes, whether it's a sculptural cowhide or a vintage rug, pair it with something with streamlined or angular, and you have a perfect match!

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  1. Lovely! What about a bold abstract rug? It’s a big statement piece with saturated pinks, reds, white, yellow and blues. It needs a rug friend!

  2. Ahhh! Thanks you! The struggle is real….Iโ€™ve been awaiting this one…..the hardest thing about open concept house trying to figure out 6 rugs that you can see from one spot?

  3. What style rug would you recommend with a Persian carpet (mine happens to be pink and white with lots of pastels).

  4. I was hoping to find help from the design team with picking a rug from your collect that may work for my living room. My sofas are white textured linen. Pieces in the room from Mcgee collection; the cosette chair (flax color), the sorren media cabinet, and aldo leather poofs. The coffee table is aged natural oak. I also bought some pillows from your collection for this room and was hoping you could help me pick a rug that would work well with what I have going. The pillows are: Keegan mixed stripe 22×22, avery double stripe 20×20, oxford woven plaid green 22×22, bristol fern 24×24, nancy pillow 22×22, Kamilah 24×24. Based on this I feel the underlying tone of the room is like a hunter or forest green and was thinking this is what the carpet should be but given everything else is neutral, I am open to other options. Would a blue work base work? I need help ๐Ÿ™‚
    Near by is the salamanca rug in small size at entry way. so just trying to tie it all together

    thanks
    Simie

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