Design Inspiration – Jaipur Rugs

It’s no surprise that Jaipur is currently full of drool-worthy items.  They’ve been one of my favorite brands for quite some time for a reason.  Their designs alone make me swoon!  I’d like to share with you my current favorites because I’m convinced your upcoming room design should consist of one of these beauties!

But before we dive in, have you ever wondered how a designer comes up with inspiration?  Well I’ll let you in on a little secret.  We love to find one textile piece that serves as a jumping off point for a space and often that piece is an area rug.  Rugs are the perfect focal element to inspire a color scheme as well as design direction.  From there we coordinate all other textiles including draperies, pillows, and upholstery fabrics (as well as paint colors).  The next time you’re looking for design guidance, why not find your inspiration in a lovely area rug or fabric?

 

More and more clients are asking for the perfect modern (but not TOO(!!!) modern) floor coverings for their rooms.  I love to suggest a sophisticated geometric like the rugs below.  “Contemporary” can sometimes come off as cold due to their minimalistic approach or even be less functional than other styles due to their light color shades.  I think there is a time and space for contemporary but value functionality (as do my clients).  These stylish dark rugs from Jaipur fit the bill perfectly!

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B Rug C Rug D

 

These rugs would look fantastic in this room below.  Since they’re basically neutrals, they would look great with a pop of yellow.

 

Room Source: Frugallifeproject.com

 

 

I get so excited when I find an area rug that I’m absolutely crazy about.  I get filled with inspiration and can’t help but imagine it in multiple room scenarios.  I have had the chance to incorporate these rugs into several projects and they have gotten rave reviews!  They have just enough color while remaining neutral while their patterns are bold and eye catching.

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B

 

I love the idea of counteracting bold turquoise wall color with one of these subdued accent rugs that contain hints of the turquoise tone.

 

Photo Source: Vogue Magazine

 

 

Dark area rugs are one of my favorite additions to any space.  They’re especially terrific in high traffic areas (entry, hallway, kitchen, etc.) and a fantastic contrast to light flooring because they’ll really pop and create warmth.  If you haven’t tried using a dark area rug on your light colored wood or tile, then go try it and be prepared to be amazed!

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B Rug C

 

I adore these dark Jaipur rugs that perfectly blend classic and traditional tastes.  They would undoubtedly look terrific in this room below.

 

Photo Source: potterybarn.com

 

 

Why wait decades for an antiqued rug when you can have it right away?  These rugs are designed to have that charming aged look and you’ll have the durability of a brand new rug.  I love the idea of pairing an antiqued area rug with contemporary pieces to give character to an otherwise clean-lined space.

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B

 

Either of these gorgeous rugs would look fantastic in this foyer.

 

Photo Source: emilyaclark.blogspot.com

 

 

I basically adore these rugs because they’re neutral, fabulous, and yet not boring beige.  It would be difficult to find a room they would not look good in, don’t you think?  I do!  Either of these rugs would be great in a transition position in a home.  For instance, I would utilize either of these rugs in a hall between two rooms of contrasting décor style and colors.

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B

 

Designer Tip:  To create a space that feels put together, try to link colors from your rug into your room.  Like below, the kitchen cabinet color can be found in our area rugs.

 

Photo Source: GreigeDesign.blogspot.com

 

 

There’s no question that yellow is popular this year but it’s been a favorite color of mine for as long as I can remember.  Perhaps a common misconception is that it’s only good in jouvenile spaces.  Of course, it works well for children but the warmer yellow tones are absolutely perfect for sophisticated spaces.

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B Rug C

 

Any of these rugs would make a great addition to this luxurious and vibrant bedroom.

 

Photo Source: InteriorDesigner.ws

 

 

Floral designs are always in style and these two in particular are my current favorites.  I love that they’re not too feminine, have a grey/taupe background (which is undeniably “in” right now), and they’re able to compliment a multitude of spaces.  Rug “A” is a cool take on cherry blossoms and rug “B” is a burst of eye-catching buds.

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B

 

Either rug would compliment a stylish banquet eating area but I would choose to use rug “A” in this context.  Designer Tip: When using a large pattern in a space (like the fabric features on the banquet back) a smaller pattern elsewhere will look best as to not complete for attention.

 

Photo Source: InspirationForDecoration.com

 

 

Oh how I adore ikat patterns and I dare you not to like them!  Not possible?  Yep, I thought so.  Rug “A” has the perfect blend of tribal and eclectic sass.  Rug “B” is a unique blend of warm browns to add depth and warmth to any space.

 

Click for info: Rug A Rug B

 

I can picture either of these being the perfect compliment to the living room below.  As a designer, it’s my job to make sure the room has harmony with cohesive elements.  Now this doesn’t mean everything has to be matchy-matchy.  No way!  But it does mean that colors shouldn’t come completely out of left field.  For instance, a textile with faint blue accents means I could bring a myriad of blue shades to a space.

 

Photo Source: DavidMichaelMiller.com

 

Well, there you have it – practically the perfect selection of area rugs!  I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my personal favorites from Jaipur and if you’ve caught the Jaipur bug, you’ll want to check out their whole collection here.

 

Happy designing!

-Liz

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