Our world is continuously and rapidly evolving, and the interior design industry is not left behind.

Some of the things we found fascinating last year no longer appeal to us. And it’s only right to begin to wonder how to keep up with the latest home decoration trends.

The truth is, that interior rugs play significant roles in home decoration. It is common knowledge that the best way to make a statement in a room or complement its décor is to add an area rug.

So, whether you are a homeowner, an interior décor designer, or just an enthusiast looking to catch up with the latest home décor trends, you are in the right place.  We have rounded up some of the most fascinating new area rug trends. From using carpet tiles, to mixing bold contrasting rug colors, adopting geometric/ intricate patterns, and using maximalist area rug designs, be sure to turn your home or décor projects into a near-perfect haven.

Below are some top area rug trends to adopt.

1. Rug Tiles

rug tiles for area rug trends

At the top of the interior rugs trend is Rug tiles. Rug tiles are usually laid piece by piece. So you can easily remove and replace any part that gets stained or damaged, making them an efficient commercial option. In recent times, they've been getting many nods from residential homeowners, especially those with large families, kids, and pets.

Rug tiles are incredible for areas with a lot of foot traffic - doorways, living room, dining room, commercial receptions, basements (perfect for water-prone basements), etc. They have endless options for colors, texture, patterns, and design, making them an excellent way to add color and finesse to any room.

Additionally, Rug tiles allow you to broadly explore and express your creativity. You can also follow a do-it-yourself installation process (another way to save some bucks).

So if you love to have multiple choices and quick, easy maintenance, then rug tiles are just perfect!

2. Colors, Colors, and More Colors

colorful area rug trend

Color is everything in décor – it can never go out of trend, especially when the topic is indoor rugs or interior decorations in general. We love them bold, bright, and beautiful!

Many bold, colorful rugs will dominate the world of interior designs in the next few years.

Being an expression-centered trend, you can pair those pieces of solid color furniture and bold paintings with colorful indoor rugs. These combinations will make your home feel warmer, livelier, and more comfortable.

There are no defined priorities in terms of color schemes. However, interior rugs with bold, vibrant colors (like purple, orange, bright blue hues, cornflower blue, etc.), as well as any shade of gray, multicolored designs, and so on, are currently leading the pack. The Luxe Weavers Howell Collection has a good number of attractive, vibrant, and colorful area rugs that will spice up your space.

3. Pattern/Geometric Rug Trend

geometric area rug trend

Who doesn't like patterned rugs? Almost every new homeowner loves beautiful, intricately patterned, and well-designed carpets.

When matched with printed furniture, a patterned area rug with solid color palettes and a catchy design will turn your home into an amusing and near-perfect haven.

Patterned indoor rugs not only make your home look more sophisticated but also allow you to explore and express your personality. While traditional rugs are slowly going out of style, modern patterned rugs are becoming increasingly popular, especially among newer, younger homeowners.

Contemporary patterned rugs are fun. Some of the most popular ones include the antique Moroccan monochromatic tribal pattern, the lovely hexagon patterns, all geometric patterns, the never-out-of-style floral patterns, and the animal print patterns.

All of these and more will continue to rock the interior design scenes. Install the Luxe Weavers Tobis Collection Turquoise Geometric Area Rug to have a slice of the cake.

4. Natural or Eco-Friendly Area Rugs

neutral area rug trend

As awareness for environmentally-conscious products continues to grow, so are area rugs made from natural and eco-friendly fabric materials. Businesses and homeowners now care about how their actions impact the environment and society at large. Hence, the "all-natural trend."

And in response, rug manufacturers have also started producing indoor rugs that are fashionable and environmentally friendly. It’s not a coincidence that the most durable area rugs are made from natural fabric materials.

Think area rugs produced from natural fibers like sisal, wool, jute, hessian, and silk with earthy themes if you plan to create a restful and peaceful space. You can decide to take it further by adding natural items such as pampas grass for a more sophisticated, yet neutral feel.

Natural rugs are excellent choices for both indoor and roofed outdoor areas

5. Maximalist Area Rug Styles

maximalist area rug trend

The minimalist approach used to be the popular home décor trend – but guess what? Many homeowners and businesses have begun to follow the maximalist approach (the path of self-expression).

The modern maximalist era is defined by conflicting patterns and contrasting color combinations. LOUD expressions, bright pops of colors, eye-catching wallpapers, bold rug patterns, and everything in between are maximalist characteristics.

When shopping for your next interior rug, don't be afraid to break the rules and boldly showcase your style and personality.  Choose beautiful maximalist area rugs that will echo your taste and uniqueness.

If you’d love to explore and run wild with your creative imagination, get The Multi Oriental Area Rug from Luxe Weavers' Beverly Collection.

6. Handmade Rugs

Handmade area rug trend

Talk about luxury, creativity, and aesthetics – or think of uniqueness, details, nature, originality, and elegance. Handmade rugs got it all.

They have been in vogue since human civilization began, and it's almost impossible to think that a time will come when they'd no longer appeal to us or fit into our home decoration.

Handmade rugs are crafted with utmost creativity and professionalism so they don't come cheap. They are considered luxury items, meaning they are only affordable for a selected few.

Handmade rugs are the best area rugs to buy if you want something personal and authentic, or if you'd like to add a touch of elegance and superiority to any space.

However, you need to learn the differences between handmade rugs and machine-made ones before buying any.

7. Waterproof Rugs

waterproof area rug trend

Waterproof carpets have joined the table of new area rug trends, and it looks like they'd be around for a long time.

There have been many waterproof outdoor rugs in the past. However, waterproof indoor rugs are new as manufacturers have begun to make efforts with various technologies to create interior rugs that are 100% water-resistant.

These waterproof rugs don't get moldy, stained, or soaked up with water. Instead, they repel water and allow you to clean water or any other liquid in seconds. Interestingly, waterproof rugs come in various forms. You'd find wall-to-wall carpets, area rugs, accent rugs, and carpet tile rugs, all made from waterproof materials. Hop on this trend to save yourself the stress and headache that comes with stains and wetness peculiar to other rug types.

8. Stain and Dirt Resistant Area Rugs

stain-resistant rug trend

We love our kids and our pets, but we can’t deny that we usually have more work to do when keeping our indoor rugs in perfect condition.

Cleaning spills, stains, and dirt by your kids and removing pet hairs from rugs is undoubtedly not an easy task. Now, you can buy affordable stain and dirt-resistant area rugs. Producers adopted the best stain-repellent technology in the production of these rugs. This type of area rug has anti-static properties that repel pet hairs and make it easy to vacuum.

9. Pastel-Neutral Toned Rugs

neutral rug trend

While neutral-toned living room rugs may not have piqued anyone's interest in the past, they're starting to catch on. When done correctly, neutral rugs are extremely classy, versatile, and beautiful, and their simple yet charming appearance can transform any space.

With a wide range of designs, patterns, and color schemes now available, you can avoid beige in favor of other brilliant colors and designs that complement your home décor theme. In addition to the traditional beige floral and abstract bedroom rugs, homeowners are embracing the subtle splash of pastel shades in neutral tones. Choose any of its velvety blue, lighthearted mustard, light pink, and gloomy green options.

These are visually appealing combos, perfect for use in your living room, bedroom, dining room, home office, and transitional areas. We are confident that this trend will be around for a long time, so if you're looking for a trend to jump on, a Patel-neutral shade combination will not disappoint.

10. Simple, Flat-Woven Rugs

Flat weave area rug trend

Flat-woven rugs are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing when used correctly in home décor. Many interior designers believe that no living room rugs can compete with flat-woven rugs in terms of performance, versatility, and durability. This is because flat-woven rugs are made from high-quality natural fibers such as jute, wool, and cotton. They're also lightweight and reversible, making them easy to move and clean.

As a result, flat-weave rugs have become increasingly popular in recent years. With flat weaves currently available in eye-catching hues and distinctive bold patterns like abstracts, geometric, and striped designs, and with more on the way, they’re more than perfect for your contemporary home. And if you’re a fan of transitional or traditional décor, there are flat weave rugs with simple monotonic stripes and intricate Oriental designs to cater to your needs.

So, no matter what color scheme or décor style you choose, you’ll find a flat-woven rug to complement it. Whether it’s a maximalist design with lots of bright and poppy colors or a minimalist space with lots of neutral and calm hues, there’s a flat-woven rug to complement or reinforce them.

11. Distressed Rug Trend

Distressed area rug trend

Distressed rugs have become a popular trend in the interior design industry since ripped jeans became a thing in the fashion world. They have the look of a beautifully ripped and faded vintage rug, which gives them a distinct flair and personality. Distressed rugs infuse a vintage appeal in your home.

Also, unlike vintage rugs, which are generally pricey, distressed rugs provide an inexpensive alternative.

Living room rugs with distressed designs appear to be vintage carpets that have been in use for years, but they are brand new.

They are deliberately bleached or overdyed to make them appear faded and slightly worn out. Distressed rugs emphasize, rather than conceal, the beauty in flaws and imperfections. They intend to show their age without losing their value, beauty, and authenticity.

So, why do we love distressed rugs? They have a simple and ageless design with a neutral color scheme that’s appealing to the eyes. If you’d like to add a characteristic rustic and distressed look to your home without making a major layout or design changes, get an 8x10 rug with distressed patterns to create that rustic farmhouse look in your living room and bedroom.

12. Animal Prints Rugs

Animal skin area rug trend

This not-so-popular but always trendy design can completely transform your contemporary space. Add a gorgeous-yet-rustic vibe to your space with the neutral color palettes of the animal print rugs. You may also use hides from sheep, leopards, and zebras to complement your existing décor or to make a statement in a new space.

Large area rugs with animal prints allow you to create a personalized signature in your living room, bedroom, home office, and dining areas.

Animal prints are a perfect fit for eclectic and colorful decors, and even in small doses, their bold patterns still deliver luxurious design statements. With animal prints coming in various designs, colors, and shapes, you’ll find one to complement every décor style. So if you want something soft, classy, and a bit out-of-the-norm, animal prints or animal hide rugs are the way to go.

13. Street Fashion Rugs

street fashion area rug trend

Street fashion rugs have been around for a while, and while they are more popular in some areas, they are rarely mentioned in top home décor rug discussions. But this narrative is changing as more people try to express their style and personality through these highly fashionable carpets.

Street fashion features bold and colorful designs inspired by famous quotes, video games, comic books, movie superheroes, brand logos, and so on. Although they look cooler in kids’ and teenagers’ rooms. They help to define living rooms and bedrooms as well.

So, if you have children or teenagers, or you simply want something distinct to enhance your space, buy a street fashion rug.

Before you go.

There are several fascinating trends to adopt, as discussed above - from contemporary rugs to traditional, handmade, maximalist, and eco-friendly options.

Whichever you choose to hop on, ensure it gives you enough room for self-expression and exploration. Don't limit yourself nor keep your mind enclosed in a specific décor box. Do you and explore your creative imaginations. Shop from Luxe Weavers’ extensive range of top trendy area rugs today.


August 15, 2022 — Ademola Ademiluyi