Rug Trends 2017

Rugs are the perfect way of adding that finishing touch to your home and are a great way of building sophisticated textures and layers. Whether you’re planning on using a rug as a feature piece in your home or just simply for comfort purposes, rugs are a beautiful addition to any home. 2017 has seen several trends take off that you can easily replicate in your own home with the use of rugs.


 Arguably one of the biggest trends to take off in recent years is the use of patterns. Whether they be with your floor, wallpaper or accessories, patterns are everywhere. A great method for introducing patterns to your home is with a rug. A patterned rug is a subtle way of creating a sense of dimension or flow to your floor while also allowing you to work with accent colours. It’s important however to consider how you are using your patterned rug. Try to avoid a pattern rug if you already have patterned wallpaper or heavily patterned accessories. Too much pattern can swamp a room and make it feel a bit chaotic. Instead, use your pattern rug as a feature piece to build around for a truly stunning finish.

Soft Colour Palette

If you follow interior trends you will have noticed that the Scandinavian look is currently sweeping the nation and is popping up in homes and commercial properties up and down the country. The main theme to the Scandinavian look is the softer colour palette. While none of us are unaccustomed to the natural palette in the home by now, the Scandinavian look uses these colours to create a contemporary and fresh feel. In particular, a light blue has stood out this year, so think of using a duck egg or pastel blue rug to bring out that aesthetic beautifully. Similarly, a soft grey or white would work perfectly to bring a room harmoniously together.  


Originating in Denmark and following on from the soft colour palette, the Hygge look focuses on simplicity in the home. When trying to emulate the Hygge look aim for cosy rugs with a delicate colours. One rug in particular stand out as being perfect for the Hygge theme. A sheepskin rug incorporates light colours with softer textures that can be laid on the floor or even draped over a sofa for that extra comfort. In terms of accessories, work with scented candles, blankets and knitted or textured cushions to build a strong design theme.  

Shaggy Rugs  


Shaggy rugs are a great way of brining in that much needed comfort to your home. The name ‘shaggy’ refers to the longer pile length of the material. The longer the pile length, the shaggier and thicker the material is. If you’re after texture, the shaggy rug is perfect as it will bring in some depth to a room all while feeling incredible underfoot. As with patterns, try not to use too much texture in a room so to avoid creating a busy aesthetic. Also, try to avoid walking on your shaggy rug with heavy shoes, as this will wear down that softer, fluffy feel over time. Shaggy rugs are ideal for those looking to create a calm and soft look.

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Rug Trends 2017



  1. September 6, 2017 / 10:23 am

    I love rugs because they’re a cheap and cheerful way to add a bit of variety to your home. Plus, having had two pukey kids lately, I can honestly say rugs are a lot easier than carpets!!!

    • September 6, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Definitely easier than carpets, this is why we prefer rugs too!

  2. September 6, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I love a pretty rug, especially useful to define a small space.

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