Interior designers have been smitten with African-inspired décor for what seems like, well, ever. Textiles from this continent are memorable not only because they look so much different from what we’re familiar with in the Western world, but also because they have three important elements in common:
- They’re richly textured
- They’re boldly patterned
- They make a big statement without taking over the entire room
So it’s no wonder that African-inspired rugs also have the ability to transform a space. They instantly ground and warm up clean, modern rooms; they provide unexpected contrast for traditional decorating styles; and they add a sophisticated global flair to rustic and eclectic designs. And when you factor in the incredible foot-feel, African-style area rugs are just the thing for rooms that are crying out for a bit of plushness and personality.
These hand-knotted jute rugs all feature neutrals and pseudo-neutrals like indigo (because what doesn’t go with a great pair of jeans?), making them great foundation pieces for virtually any room—though we especially love them in statement-making spaces like the living room and master bedroom. And their medium pile means they’re cushy underfoot, with a more luxurious feel than a flat-weave rug.
To get in on the Moroccan trend, try the shape-shifting geometric of the area rug on the left. Or for a safari-chic style, choose from the other three styles, which all have the rough-hewn, handmade look we love in global-eclectic décor.