Stripes and Zig Zags

One of the trends I have recently discovered and really loved is a monocrome stripy or zig-zaggy rug. If you have neglected space in your home this is one of those details that can immediately transform the room from a very ordinary and drab into a bright characterful space.

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The image above is one of my favourite rooms. I love everything about it, somehow the mirror on the wall works really well with the stripes. The feeling is relaxed and sophisticated at the same time. I think that’s what stripes do, they add a bit more sophistication, a bit more structure to the room so I like when they are combined with more relaxed features like a sheep skin or a floral print cushion to dilute the structure and to avoid appearing too classic.

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The image above is from the latest issue of Living Etc. and it’s this picture that made me want to try and incorporate a rug like that into my own bedroom. I love the bright colours with the dark background.

Below are a few more ways to use these rugs, picked from Pinterest.

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I did a quick research to see what’s available on the market and came across these lovely slightly different more ethnic and less classic options from Holly’s House.

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They look great, especially I like the square one, but above my budget for something non-essential like that.

This Ikea rug is very popular and I’ve seen it many times in various interiors and it’s a good affordable option.

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But my favourite is this zig zag rug from Urban Outfitters. I hope it looks just as good in real life too.

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The rug below is called Olin rug sold by American retailer Crate & Barrel that is shipping to UK. It’s made of 100% cotton and comes in a number of sizes and prices. It looks like a good buy too. olin-black-rug

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