Geometric rugs usually contain patterns made of basic shapes and often have a twist of contemporary style. Geometric shapes, though typically associated with modern designs, can also be found in transitional and traditional designs. Some shapes are easier to work into a decorative space than others. Hexagons, diamonds, stripes, and the Greek key pattern are favorites of designers. They tend to be easily incorporated with other design elements.
It is often suggested that decorating with geometric rugs be done in moderation. If you have a geometrically themed rug, you may not want to have geometrically themed throw pillows, upholstery, or curtains. Choose one or two elements to carry the geometric theme. A little goes a long way when using multiple, geometrically themed elements. The patterns should be kept in the same subtle color family. This way, the strong patterns accent, rather than compete with each other.
When mixing patterns, it is important that they complement each other. Pairing a geometric pattern with a softer pattern (such as floral) can be easier on the eyes than two geometric patterns. The solid shapes of the geometric pattern can give your eyes a rest when paired with intricate floral patterns, creating a nice balance.
Geometric rugs can make for a great focal piece or a way to ground out an already busy-looking room. Use PlushRugs.com's intuitive search bar to find the perfect geometric rug for your home today.