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Designer Tips for Decorating with Carpets and Rugs

A unique carpet or rug for a unique interior, whether it is the choice of patterns, colors, or materials. Here are a couple of design tips on decorating homes and hotels.


Trends in interior design and decorating are changing; however, certain design elements are evergreen. For example, the popularity of quality carpets and rugs is always trending. The reason for that is simple – these floor coverings are an important part of creating a comfortable and decorative interior.

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Photo – YO2 / APR


Their elementary function is to add warmth to every space, whether one is talking about homes, offices, or hotels. So, if you want to warm up your living room, bedroom, or any other room in your house or apartment – carpets and rugs can certainly help. As for the aesthetic role of these floor coverings, their shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and textures are a great addition to the décor of every room.

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Photo – Toulemonde Bochart / APR


Materials, Patterns, and Colors Create a Unique Carpet or Rug

Materials are the basis of carpets, and natural fibers, such as wool, silk, and cotton, are the optimal choice. In addition to their durability, they are an excellent insulator, easy to maintain, and create a comfortable surface for walking or sitting. The carpet or rug in its characteristics should correspond to the function of the space in which it will be placed.

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Carpet – Regeneracija Zabok / Location – Family Hotel Amarin in Rovinj, Croatia


Its colors and patterns should fit the decorative style of the interior. Having said that, I would also like to point out that the individuality and uniqueness of residential or commercial interiors are among the top design trends. Individual furniture pieces, decorative elements, and styles are being mixed and matched, thus creating eclectic homes, workspaces, and hospitality spaces.

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Carpet – Regeneracija Zabok / Designer – Nikola Durek


Floor Coverings Designed to Fit Individual Desires and Needs

Each interior is a unique design story, tailored to fit individual desires and needs. Floor coverings are also an essential ingredient of this lifestyle philosophy, which is why manufacturers often make them by following the customer’s request. A unique carpet for a unique room, whether it is the choice of patterns, colors, or materials.

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Carpet – Regeneracija Zabok / Location – Museum of Apoxyomenos in Mali Losinj, Croatia / Photo – Bosnic + Dorotic


An oriental rug is a valuable ingredient of decor and tells a story imbued with tradition and exoticism. According to the traditional recipe, it should be combined with classic style furniture and fits perfectly into the so-called global style (a colorful mix of ethnic decorative styles from around the world). Since eclecticism has been trending for years, oriental rugs are increasingly seen in combination with modern furniture.

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Rug – RugSociety / Location – Villa in Morocco


Carpets and rugs are available in a wide range of colors, materials, and shapes, so we find them in a variety of decorating styles. New ways of processing materials such as wool create richer textures that complement the minimalism of contemporary interiors.

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Carpet – Regeneracija Zabok / Location – Design Hotel Navis in Opatija, Croatia


Warmer and More Comfortable Interiors

Carpets and rugs make every room warmer and more comfortable, including the bathroom and kitchen, so they are a welcome element of the interior decorating. Speaking of kitchen and bathroom decor, it is important to choose floor coverings that are easy to clean and maintain, are moisture-resistant, and adhere firmly to a smooth surface.

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Photo – YO2 / APR


Since one often goes barefoot, while walking in the bedroom, it is advisable to choose a very soft carpet for this room – for example, the so-called shaggy carpet.

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Carpet – Regeneracija Zabok


The living room is the space where one spends the majority of the time while being at home, where family and friends gather, where kids play, therefore, it is important that the carpet is resistant to wear and that it is relatively easy to clean.

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Photo – JAB Anstoetz


Tapestries that decorate the walls of contemporary homes are also interesting. This decorative element has a long tradition since it adorned the walls of medieval castles. Now, in the company of carpets, it refines urban interiors.

Cover Photo – JAB Anstoetz



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By Danica Maričić

Interior Designer and Integrated Marketing Communications Pro, Loving Writing and Photography, Passionate about Life & Style, “True Blue” Mediterranean Girl, Curious Traveller & Designer