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Patterned rugs come in a host of styles, colors, softness and comfort levels, materials and design patterns. The sheer number of patterned rug choices you can select from provides ample sources of inspiration for you to create beautifully personalized design themes in your living room, dining area, bedroom or any other space. Inspiration is available in droves from west elm’s extensive offerings of patterned rugs. Our rugs come in highly diverse designs, with some being the creations of highly skilled artisans who meticulously weave the rugs in traditional methods by hand. Browse through our selection of patterned rugs, and you’re sure to find numerous options that fit your requirements and preferences.
Whether you’re replacing an old rug, redesigning a room or purchasing a rug for the first time for pairing with fresh new decor, shopping for the one you love is relatively simple with a few key ideas about where to start. Patterned rugs are a great choice if you’re looking to infuse energy and extra visual elements into a room. As a general guide, patterned rugs are often easy to match to furniture such as sofas, beds or dining tables with streamlined designs. The patterns on the rug complement such types of furniture, making them stand out and appear livelier. If these are your reasons for shopping for a rug, then the patterned types fit well among your first options for consideration.
Knowing the size of the floor area that you intend cover is important, too; measure the floor area where you plan to display the rug. For rugs that will go in your living room, the seating furniture and perhaps the coffee table should fit within the outer boundaries of the rug. If you plan on setting the back of one or more of your furniture pieces against the wall, measure an area starting from just behind the front legs of the sofa or love seat and extend your measurements out to frame the rest of the living room furniture.
To measure the floor area for the rug that’ll go in your dining room, measure the dining table and then add two feet to all sides of the table. The standard size for rugs for bedrooms should be enough to cover two-thirds of the bed and extend farther down from the foot of the bed, so plan to measure this area if you’re in the market for a bedroom floor covering. Once you have the size of the floor area, you’ll know which standard rug size that you need. Our patterned rug come in a wide range of sizes, like 5’ by 8’, 6’ by 9’, 8’ by 10’ and 9’ by 12’.
Among the most popular choices in patterned rugs are the flatwoven rugs such as dhurries and kilims. This patterned rug type comes in bright colors with intricate patterns and short piles. Many of these designs are reversible, light and easy to roll up for storage or transport. Flatwoven rugs work exceptionally well in areas of your home where there’s heavy foot traffic, in playrooms and in dining areas where the smooth pile texture makes it easier for you to pull out dining chairs from under the table.
Patterned rugs are also available in softer and more luxurious shag weaves. These rugs have higher pile levels, which give them a softer and more comfortable feel. Ideal for bedrooms and other areas in the house with less foot traffic, patterned rugs with longer piles give your home a cozy, comfy atmosphere. To make your patterned rugs last longer no matter what material you choose, use a rug pad underneath it. Apart from giving your rug a softer texture, rug pads also help keep them in place and help them stand up to foot traffic.