I have such a huge thing for mixing styles. My husband isn’t too keen on it- he prefers to pick a style and own it (gotta love his commitment!); it’s not a negative thing per se but I think that it runs the risk of looking contrived if you’re not careful. I love the casual “found and foraged” type of vibe that comes with mixing styles, not to mention the oodles of personality it can bring into a home. I particularly love the idea of mixing modern decor with traditional rugs, keeping things minimal with a little shot of maximalism. A while ago, I wrote about my love for Modern Boho Chic interiors. I also wrote a post on 7 Brilliant Ideas to Refresh Your Home Decor which also featured some ideas on mixing styles (and which has been pinned over 1000 times! Woah.)
Today, I wanted to show you how amazing traditional rugs can look in modern rooms. This is an on-going interior design obsession of mine. I love the pattern play in bright white rooms with muted furniture (so California chic!), and I especially love the texture and vibrancy these rugs bring. One of my favourite interior designers, Amber Lewis, is an absolute master at nailing this look. She’s a pro at layering so your eye keeps going from one element to another, discovering more and more to appreciate in each room, without making it seem overwhelming or over the top. That’s a serious skill, y’all.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at a few inspiring modern rooms with traditional rugs that are completely killing it, shall we?
If you love this look as much as I do, here are a few traditional rugs that I think would look beautiful in any space!*
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