Sunday, October 26, 2008

Round Rugs - when?

This eye-catching round rug with the peacock motif has me contemplating when round rugs make the best sense?

At first what came to mind was the image of a round braided rag rug in front of a roaring fireplace with a sleeping cat...

However it looks like circular rugs may be having a resurgence. Round rugs may be just the thing to:

(1) define an intimate living space, such as furniture grouped for conversation

(2) to break up all the rectangular lines of a room

(3) to add interest to a room, possibly layered over a rectangular rug or a wall-to-wall treatment and

(4) to echo a round shape in either a piece of furniture or the architecture of a room.

Image via New York Social Diary, Carlos Aparicio, architect and fine furniture dealer. The rug echos the shape of the table and you can see from the following picture of this very large room it adds interest and defines the seating areas. (photography by Jeffrey Hirsh)


Images via Katrina of PuglyFeet the Blog - The round rug breaks up the rectangular entry space and the circular rugs make this hideaway reading corner even more special.


image from House Beautiful via Desire to Inspire. This round rug plays off the bay shape of the windows and curved banquet seating.
This 30" round printed rug from Urban Outfitters is $14! I could picture it in a bathroom over black & white tile. Below is a full shot of the 60" Peacock rug priced at $48.



Anthropologie's Dream Menagerie rug. 2.5' diameter $78, 5' diameter $298. Wouldn't this be adorable in a baby's room in front of the crib?

Flor's Fuzzy Button in Fuchsia, 39.5" diameter, $54.99 for this 4 tile rug. Also available in orange, blue and green.

Round Braided rug from West Elm, 8' diameter, $249

16 comments:

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

ooh the round, under the round - just gorgeous!!

Topsy Turvy said...

I've been looking at that cute West Elm jute rug, wondering where I could possibly use it.

-Lana

vicki archer said...

The fuzzy button is brilliant - I would never have thought of that. Great post xv.

Marnie said...

i love a round rug under a round table in a square room with lots of windows -

pve design said...

just the thing that I positively must have in my front foyer.. here we go round...

SOUL PRETTY said...

...thanks for the tip. I just ordered the black and white round rug from Urban...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have a fondness for round rugs, and these photos you've shown illustrate some of the reasons why! Lovely.

Linda S. Socha said...

Your Blog is wonderful! What a delight. Thank you for sharing it. Now to the question at hand. Where ever can I find the peacock rug?
Linda

Linda S. Socha said...

Found it with just a bit of reading! Thanks
Linda

Kwana said...

Love this post. I've never really thought much of round rugs but they are so cool.

Charlie said...

I love the Anthropologie rug and the black and white one! I have noticed round rugs here and there but when you put so many together I realize it is more than just a trend!Great post!

Annie, bossy color said...

Excellent point about using round rugs to break up a square space. If you have a REALLY odd space (tiny room, passageway too large for a room but too small for a true hallway, etc.), curvy "skins"(zebra, cow, etc. - doesn't have to be real) are great, too. Terrific post - thank you!

Annie, bossy color said...

And CONGRATULATIONS on Blog Watch this week! Well deserved!

Laura said...

I'm also liking the round rugs lately. I actually just came across the peacock rug last week and was sad that I changed my color scheme so it wouldn't work anymore.

trendoffice said...

" Round rugs may be just the thing to:

(1)..."
(5) soften the rigid lines of an interior and make it cosier

nookdesign said...

The Anthropologie Dream Menagerie rug is perfect for a baby's room. Not only is it cool yet still cute, the colors are a great starting point for a boy, girl or gender neutral nursery... or nook.

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