The Latest in Rug Trends – Deconstructed

I’ve been noticing a trend in rugs lately.  After a strong showing of defined geometric and animal-hide patterns the last couple of years, the growing trend in rugs is a deconstructed version of those heavily-popular patterns.  Not sure what I mean?  Let me give you some examples.

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Take the popular ikat (correctly pronounced ee-cot, rhymes with big shot) pattern.  Here are several versions of what I’m calling “deconstructed” versions of that pattern.

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I actually really like this trend, since some of the popular patterns were starting to wear a bit thin on me.  But maybe that’s because I’m looking at rug and fabric patterns all the time!

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Here’s a couple of deconstructed animal prints.  First, the deconstructed zebra:

deconstructed zebra rug

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And here’s a really cute pink deconstructed cheetah:

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I’ve got a soft spot for flamestitch myself.

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I’m honestly glad to see a little deconstruction of the chevron pattern.  Honestly, you know a pattern is over-saturating the market when you see it on Listerine bottles in Target (yes, I saw that last week)!

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And here’s a deconstructed Aztec – you wouldn’t expect to find these kind of colors in an Aztec, would you?

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I’m pretty sure this could be considered a deconstructed southwestern pattern, right?

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Last but not least, the deconstructed vintage oriental, which I am seeing everywhere.  I’ve heard it called over-dyed and burn-out:

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What do you think of the deconstructed trend in rug patterns?  Thumbs up or thumbs down?

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Kathleen Barry
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Kathleen Barry

Thumbs up for sure!!!

Carol Davis
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I am loving the “blurred” patterns and variation of these still very popular trends. Thanks always for your great input and blog, you are very talented and appreciated by many other designers, like myself!

JL
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JL

Love!!

Paula Van Hoogen
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Paula Van Hoogen

Hey Kristie, I feel that I made a (expensive) judgement error in purchasing a large (9X12) Karastan zebra print rug. The pattern is so dominant that it looks as though it should go in one of those 2 story living rooms with kinda bold leather, masculine furniture. Though my LR has 10′ ceilings, and I have an out-of-Africa theme going on in there, but it still was too much. I switched it into the master, but haven’t found a way to TAME that thing. Maybe with natural linen drapes? I did put a khaki colored down blanket on the bed,… Read more »

Merri Ann
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Merri Ann

I think there is a big trend by manufacturers to sell their mistakes as new trends. I’m thinking about the above pink oriental rug.

But I do like the new version of the animal prints …

I’m not meaning to be snarky … sorry if this didn’t come off as funny … I’m under the influence of 3 small children :))

Beth
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I think I like it. I just helped a client order one of these. I told her it was too dark for the living room, but she liked it, so we’ll switch her family and living room rugs to make it work.

tom lambert
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tom lambert

what is the best source for rugs?

Linda
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I love some of these especially to add some color and energy to a room. I would not invest too heavily in any of them though as I think they are very trendy and I would tire of them just as quickly.

Jean
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Jean

It would depend on how much I was going to spend on the rug. I don’t usually think of a big area rug as being a “short-term” purchase, so I wouldn’t want to follow a “trend” that eventually would make my home look dated. Back to your original question, “no” I don’t care for them! I love bright color on my walls and furniture, but like to keep my floors more neutral. On a different carpet topic, do you feel that the carpet on the stairs adjacent to the living room carpet needs to be an exact match? If not,… Read more »

Jessica Johnson
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Jessica Johnson

Two thumbs waaaaayyyyy way up! I love the deconstructed turn of the trends! Especially lovin the over dyed and burn out version of the classic orientals.
Great blog post!!

kelly
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I do like seeing something fresh, but like Linda, would not spend a lot on these trendy patterns. Pretty colors!

Kelly
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I am glad we are getting into some new rug styles. We personally went for a deconstructed style after considering a shape. I thought the shape would be out and went a little more classic.

I also like the last rug, but at times this looks so old and worn, the higher quality rugs pull this off!

Great post, thank you!

Kelly @ yourcolorconsultant

Cyndia M
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Cyndia M

This is one trend I’m slow to get behind. It may be gone before I decide to embrace it. I think rugs are so expensive that I’d prefer to get something timeless and classic, unless it’s for a kid’s room or other easily changed space. Probably the only rug I do like is the Oriental version. The others just don’t do it for me, which is surprising considering I usually can find something to like about most trends.

Joey
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I love that deconstructed oriental rug the most, but they all have a room to brighten up, I’m sure. Do like the deconstructed chevron one as well, the colors are appealing.

pam
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pam

Love!!