An elegant rug can make a room look more stylish and feel more cozy. A beautifully designed one can completely transform a room. Perfect to create a comfortable space, a well-chosen rug can also add texture, color, or a creative accent to an interior. Finding the perfect rug for your home should be an easy task. That’s why we have put together a list of modern rugs and decor upgrade ideas you can choose from, so you can instantly enhance the way your home looks and feels, regardless of color and interior design scheme. These contemporary modern area rugs are refined and versatile as well as expertly made to stand the test of time.


Solo Rugs Josefina

We start off with our favorite destination for contemporary modern area rugs shopping: Solo Rugs. Apart from having a huge collection with every type of design you can think of, the shop also collaborates with artisans from all over the world. Handcrafted to perfection, these rugs are as high-quality as they are beautiful. The Josefina rug has a gorgeous blue color and a simple geometric pattern that can easily complement a contemporary decor. It’s completely handmade and comes in two sizes, to suit a wide range of spaces.

Buy $159

Solo Rugs Tyrion

This design is a perfect choice if you’re looking for modern rugs and decor improvements for a refined space. The abstract pattern looks great anywhere, while the neutral beige and camel colors complement virtually any existing color scheme. Like Josefina, the Tyrion rug from Solo Rugs has a handmade construction. Artisans from India craft each rug by hand, which means that this product complements its elegance with durability.

Buy $949

Blu Dot Right On Rug

The Blu Dot Right On Rug from 2Modern has a simple striped pattern, fringe details, and a color palette with both light and darker colors. Hand-woven for a touch of extra quality, the rug also features 100% wool yarns. Warm and beautifully textured, woven wool is resilient and naturally flame retardant as well as durable. This design comes in two colorways and three sizes, to suit any room.

Buy $700

Mosaiek Yellow Kilim Rug

Designed by Javier Tortosa, the Mosaiek Yellow Kilim Rug can create a focal point in any living space. Perfect for those who are looking for modern rugs and decor ideas with a vibrant character, this rug features a geometric pattern enhanced with bright blue and yellow colors. Two tassels on each corner add a fun finishing touch to the design. Made from 100% wool, this rug is crafted using a Kilim technique and it’s conveniently reversible. Available in small, medium, and large sizes, to fit any room perfectly.

Buy $700

Arguto Rug

Inspired by Nordic design, Arguto Rug features simple geometric forms in different colors. Created by Copenhagen-based designer Hanne Kortegaard, this rug is an abstract artwork for your home’s flooring. It’s a natural addition to our list of modern rugs and decor ideas. The rug comes in Mosaic and Ocean colorways and in four sizes. Made from pure new wool, each rug is skillfully hand-tufted in India. A nonslip backing keeps the rug in place, even if you want to use it on polished wooden floors.

Buy $1780

Arabesco Kilim Rug

Bring a touch of Spanish design into your home with the Arabesco Kilim Rug. Designed by Sandra Figuerola, the rug boasts a stylized arabesque pattern and a bright color palette with red, burnt orange, and purple hues. Black and white trims with fringes complete the design. Like many other contemporary modern area rugs from our list, the rug has a 100% new wool composition. Plus, this product also comes with a GoodWeave certification, for more peace of mind.


Midnight Dinner Rug

Set the scene with the Midnight Dinner Rug from Cold Picnic. Abstract and creative, this rug draws inspiration from a honeymoon on the Formentera island and features irregular shapes that reference a kitchen scene. The bold colors stand out in any room but they’re also understated enough to complement a wide range of interiors and let other decorative items shine. Hand-tufted from wool with a cotton woven backing, the rug has a high low pile that feels comfortable and soft.

Buy $540

Rabari 1 Rug

If you’re looking for something truly special, the Rabari 1 Rug from Nanimarquina may be the ideal choice. A masterpiece of both craft and artistic flair, this award-winning rug features a design by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien of Doshi Levien. The seemingly random pattern references Indian tribal embroidery and the exploration of different weaving techniques. Made in India from 100% New Zealand wool, the rug has a hand knotted construction.

Buy $4700

Navy Herringbone Reversible Peruvian Flat Weave Rug

Part of the Jonathan Adler collection, the Navy Herringbone Reversible Peruvian Flat Weave Rug offers a fresh twist on a classic design with bold color contrasts and a large herringbone pattern. The reversible design also allows you to easily freshen up a room’s look. More than just stylish modern rugs and decor enhancing solutions, the brand’s products are also expertly crafted. For example, this rug is handmade by Peruvian artisans who dye the wool and weave the pattern by hand on looms. The handcrafted Navy Herringbone is made-to-order.

Buy $960

Dog Rug

Give your home’s decor a fun focal point with the world’s coolest dog. Made by Oeuf, the Dog Rug boasts a gold watch-wearing dog character with a wagging tail. It’s one of the more playful designs from our list of modern rugs and decor ideas. Artisans from Peru bring each hand-loomed rug to life using traditional weaving techniques passed down from one generation to the next. Crafted with care, each rug features 100% wool, hand-dyed yarns. This rug comes in two sizes, of 3’ x 5’ and 4’ x 6’.

Buy $440

Ecailles Degrade

Designed with a classic scale pattern, the Ecailles Degrade rug from Milan-based brand cc-tapis blends into both more traditional and modern interiors with ease. The rugs comes in three color options and two sizes, with custom sizes also available on request. In a similar way to other contemporary modern area rugs from our list, this product is skillfully handmade. It features soft, Himalayan wool in a hand-knotted construction. The Tibetan artisans who make each rug by hand also use natural colors and purified rainwater to wash the finished product.

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Designed by London-based Venezuelan artist Jaime Gili, the Rai rug is bold, vibrant, and creative. It features a geometric, shard-like pattern with both light and brighter colors. The Rai rug comes in seven different sizes that range from the standard 6’ x 4’ to the large 14’ x 10’ option. Regardless of your choice, you can rest assured that every single rug is hand-knotted in Tibet by skilled craftsmen who use soft wool to create the 100 knot cut pile.

Buy $3300

Grid Object 03

Based in Oaxaca, Mexico, design studio rrres works with local artisans to make every one of their rugs. Grid Object 03 is part of a limited series. The simple abstract design and limited use of color give the rug a distinctive appearance that also references traditional patterns in a subtle way. Ethically made with traditional crafting techniques, the Grid Object 03 rug features a wool and cotton construction. This design is available in six sizes that take between 14 and 33 days to complete.

Buy $535

Path Network Spring

Designer, artist, and talented artisan Amy Helfand opened her own studio in 2005, shortly after launching her first collection of handmade rugs. Based in NYC, the studio makes beautiful rugs that not only tell a story but also add an imaginative accent to interiors. Path Network Spring looks like a work of art and invites you to admire it up close to discover all of its details. The rug has a hand-knotted, 100 knots per inch pile made with Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. A perfect choice for our list of modern rugs and decor ideas.

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