Designing the perfect space means thinking about everything from the size of the furniture to color of your home accessories. One of the most important accessories that can truly make or break a space is an area rug. For some, rugs might serve as a means of protecting a hardwood floor cushioning a surface. For others, including interior designers, area rugs are a staple for almost any room and can be the glue that brings the whole look together. Some interior designers even argue that you should consider designing your room around a rug.
Luxury area rugs can last lifetimes. In many cases, luxury handmade rugs have several elements that go into what makes them so special. Materials, size, production time, and other critical factors set quality rugs apart from inexpensive mass-produced options. For example, a hand-knotted 9'x12' rug is composed of up to 1.5 million individually hand-tied knots that takes crafters about 1500 hours to make from start to finish.
Whether you are browsing for just the right rug to finish off a room's look or beginning a design project with a rug, here are 15 of our favorite luxury designer area rugs for any room.
This rug, designed by Elisa Padrón & Nani Marquina, is designed in a variety of colors and styles. It showcases a rustic style with the use of natural-looking hemp. Hand-spun fiber is biodegradable, lightweight, and resistant to wear and tear.
This rug is a flat weave created in India that offers a uniqueness through the irregularities generated by the crossing of the fibers and their different thicknesses, but also in the shades of beige, ivory, or off-white fibers.
This luxurious rug demonstrates the epitome of tradition and craftsmanship. It is flexible, soft, and bright that is simple and plain. The Persian Colors rugs are knitted with Persian knot and hand spun Afghan wool through a laborious manual process that enriches the fabric providing a texture of extreme softness. The collection is hand spun, giving irregular properties that showcase ancestral techniques.
The Seta II Rug shares a unique tactile and light experience. Created with silk yarn and pure wool, this hand-woven rug is designed in warm earth tones. This sophisticated design is perfect to bring together all the design elements of your room.
This rug is part of a collection of rugs created with wool woven on a mechanical loom. The rugs are flexible and stain resistant. This design features broad striped woolen weaves, thanks to the addition of an interlaced yarn in silky polyester. The rug has wool and polyester yarns entwined softly to produce an elegant textured weave.
This rug, designed by Isabella Sodi, is a beautiful medley of dark and light tones. The design is available in a variety of color options, including beige, black, brown, gold, white, sweet pink, and lapis.
This rug is incredibly soft and produced in Tencel, which is one of the most eco-friendly fibers on the market. Versatile and chic, this rug is perfect for all types of contemporary styles.
Asking for the moon is no longer impossible. This dreamy rug is a re-edition of Oscar Tusquets’ La Luna rugs from the ’80s. This rug features warmer tones in brown and beige. The Luna rug is perfect for hallways or the foot of a bed.
This unique rug adds a type of artwork to the floor - drawing your eyes to it immediately. The original sketch for this rug was a watercolor painted by Mariscal in 1987. Using this concept as a starting point, the design is updated using unique patterns reminiscent of comics.
This rug seems simple from afar, but up close it features shapes and textures that have a life of their own. This "blurred" effect that is seen from a distance is achieved by inverting the sense in which the kilims are traditionally woven - a laborious process. This change in weaving causes the lines to be blurred, mixing two colors unevenly, creating an aged rug, reminiscent of the past.
This rug is created using top quality coconut fiber that is perfect to protect the floor, in areas subjected to heavy footfall, in homes with pets, holiday homes, at the seaside, or in the mountains. In Aria Aperta, the coconut fiber is embellished with a multicolored technical yarn, and in Terra Fresca by a luminous fiber in neutral hues.
This rug is very versatile and is suitable for many environments, including residential, commercial, and hospitality. The high-performance yarns are woven using a handmade technique that allows to customize the textures with inlay designs, and bouclé and cut pile finishes resulting in one-of-kind pieces. This collection was selected to be included in exclusive projects by top international architectural firms such as Zada Hadid and Gensler.
This contemporary cobblestone-inspired rug combines grey and black in an interesting pattern. Designed with hand-knitted wool, it will not only add texture to your room, but provide a soft oasis for your feet.
Designed by Deanna Comellini, this rug captures light and allows it to bounce and reflect through the weave. Soft to touch, visually exciting esthetics, the hand-spun fibers are luxurious and refined with a touch of bold.