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5 Playful Patterned Rugs to Transform Any Interior

Wall-to-wall carpets with style, comfort and geometric form

By Daniella Viggiani

Looking to beautify your space? Rugs, as we all know, really tie a room together. They have the uncanny ability to transform living rooms, bedrooms, dining areas and the rest into bright, expressive interiors, uniting otherwise disjointed spaces. Plus, the “installation” is a cinch. From recycled felt to hand-tufted wool, from neutral hues to vivid, geometric compositions, these five area rug will set a new tone for your home.

Playful Patterned rugs


Architect and designer Patricia Urquiola‘s warm and versatile Nuance collection for Gan is a masterpiece of form and colour. Hand-sewn from recycled felt, the end result is a soft, stone-like appearance that bears a striking resemblance to terrazzo. Available in three designs – Curve, Line and Round – in a blend of electric hues and neutral tones, this textile statement piece is equal parts beauty and comfort. Call for pricing at Quasi Modo.

Rough Sketch

The bold blue crosshatch of this hand-tufted rug from Thirty Six Knots can anchor any interior. Made with New Zealand wool, its thick, lush weave introduces texture, warmth and elegance, all in one go. Available in standard and custom sizes, it’s that rare type of statement piece that pairs well with just about any aesthetic. On sale for $360, at Thirty Six Knots.

Playful Patterned rugs

Parquet Tetragon

Colour and geometry collide in this parquet-inspired rug by young Swedish studio Front. Using a kilim technique, this modular collection is offered in three distinct shapes and patterns – Rhomb, Tetragon and Hexagon – designed to interconnect like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Made from wool, this series offers a rich combination of patterns and colour that’s sure to make a strong impression with design buffs no matter how you put it together. Call for pricing at Kiosk.


If you’re on a quest for a budget-friendly floor mat, consider EQ3’s boho-inspired flat-weave Peak Rug. Constructed on a Pit Loom out of wool and cotton, and available in grey and bright yellow, the versatile, modestly-sized piece can lend a bit of verve to any floor. $35 at EQ3.

Playful Patterned rugs


Canadian designer Liz Eeuwes‘ textiles are best thought of as works of art. Drawn to natural landscapes, Eeuwes doesn’t shy away from colour in her series of topography-inspired carpets. Our favourite? The Algarinejo rug from her Terre des Hommes collection. Striking and bold, each piece affects a different time and season, from high noon to a cold winter morning. Hand-tufted from New Zealand wool, each rug is available in additional colourways and custom sizes. $2,500 at Made Design Toronto.

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