Home Decorating One Rug, 11 Ways: Hobnail

One Rug, 11 Ways: Hobnail

A little bit old school and as versatile as can be, this nubby indoor/outdoor rug offers the look of wool with better durability that you’ll appreciate in high traffic areas and patio spaces.

Renae Keller Interior Design, out of Minnesota, pieced this room together by balancing warm woods with the cool hues in the wallpaper. Woven baskets, a pouf and the rug all offer plenty of cozy touches.

By keeping the color palette neutral, this space feels family friendly with the help of lots of texture, everywhere from the kitchen backsplash to the layered rugs in the mudroom, all expertly styled by Emily Jeanne and Co., of Chicago.

All-essential blue balances out the yellow tones of this wooden table, chairs, and sideboard. And the room-sized scale of the rug ties the whole design together.

A rug that’s so paws-atively amazing, you’ll want to match your pet’s bed to it—to mix-and -match patterns keep it in the same color family. You don’t have to sacrifice style in the name of durability. 

Laura Design Company, out of Chicago, took full advantage of the bright natural light in this room by keeping it simple yet sophisticated; the Hobnail rug complements the design details and accentuates the architecture of the space.

If heaven were a bathroom suite, it would be this one designed by Nicolls Design Build. White walls and white stone surfaces carry the natural light throughout, while the textured indoor/outdoor runner is practical and offers warmth.

Design No. Five, a fabric company, strikes a delicate balance pairing all of these beautiful pieces together into one harmonious design. The key? Stripes basically function as a neutral and mix and match well with just about any other pattern.

Meet the patio of your dreams—modern furniture paired with blush pink pillows and plenty of patterns. By playing with simple shapes and tons of texture, designer Bobby Berk created a glamorous streamlined space that feels like an extension of the home.

“Outdoor rugs have come such a long way, it’s often hard to distinguish them from indoor rugs, but don’t forget that they are going to be used outside. Light rugs are typically a nightmare to keep clean outside, so I try to pick something with some heathering, or different color variation (even a solid), so the rug hides dirt.”

– Bobby Berk

Artistic elements like hand-blown glass light fixtures and bold color blocked art feel high concept while the large grounding rug keeps the room down to earth. Designer Michelle Boudreau is a pro at balancing the edgier elements of the room.

This purposefully minimal space is clean and orderly, so you can sit back and relax. The cloud-like couch feels especially inviting, while the addition of our neutral Hobnail rug offers an earthy element to the pared down vibe.

By combining the blue tones on the wall and bedspread with the natural textures of the wooden bedframe, this space embodies a minimal, Scandinavian style. The rug also warms up the room with its nubby details.

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