In today’s home décor industry, area rugs are designed and manufactured in three primary categories: contemporary, traditional, and transitional. A great deal of inspiration pertaining to the design of modern area rugs comes from natural designs found in nature. Let’s take a closer look at these varying rug designs.
Contemporary. Contemporary area rug designs have been steadily gaining popularity with each season. Their clean, aesthetic appearance and variety of deign patterns, makes them a great choice for adding a unique, avant-garde appearance to your home décor style. Some of the more popular trends currently circling the contemporary rug circuit are graphic patterns, abstract designs, geometric designs, and organic, hand-drawn organic shapes that provide a more personal touch to your rug.
Traditional. Traditional rug designs are usually based on more classic patterns, hence the name ‘traditional.’ These designs convey a sense of time and elegance dating back several centuries in appearance, but more recent designs have begun to encompass more casual and modern elements, allowing you to keep a modernistic look to your home with a touch of old world beauty.
Transitional. The transitional design tends to be the more popular of these three main categories, mostly because of their versatility. Transitional rugs have a more casual appearance, making them suitable to many different interior design plans. Some of the more popular transitional designs include damask and scroll patterns, as well as silhouetted floral and botanical designs that bring a sense of informality to your room. Transitional designs, however, also extend to more solid tone patterns that are combined with varying yarn heights to offer a more textured and complex appearance.
Color. Color trends also tend to change, especially as we transition from season to season. Nature, again, plays an important role in determining which colors and tones are best for complimenting your already established color tone. For example, palettes of warm, earthly tones, soft-toned neutral colors, complex shades of gray, and chocolate brown are easily accentuated with blue and green tones. Other popular tones include bright red, solid orange, golden yellow, and deep purple tones, like that of a plum or eggplant.