Timeless, bold and effortlessly glamorous, black and white rugs are the easiest way to make a dramatic statement in your space. And it’s not only that: these rugs are also versatile—they complement almost any room theme or decor.
“A black and white rug is extremely versatile and will sit well with a number of interior styles, including modern or traditional spaces,” says Nicola Croughan, interior specialist for Blinds Direct. “Many people worry about using dramatic dark tones such as black, but used right, black rugs can transform a room into a stylish, sophisticated dream.”
Our Favorite Black and White Rugs
If you’re in the market for a black rug with white or cream touches, below are our favorites.
Looking for a statement rug? This black and white Aztec-inspired rug features geometric tribal patterns that keep the eye moving.
Nicola’s Tip: Adding splashes of color around the room whether it be a subtle cushion or a bold statement wall, will create a playful and unique space.
This rug features a modern twist on the classic nautical stripe—a minimalist design that offers maximum drama.
Nicola’s Tip: “Add other black accessories like lamp shades, blinds, cushions or even ornaments to keep your room looking grounded.”
If stark contrast isn’t your thing, go for a soft black and creme combo to keep the mood warm. A black and white checkered or buffalo plaid rug keeps things interesting in your space without overpowering the rest of your decor.
Nicola’s Tip: “If you want a classy yet subtle decor then look towards shades of white and pale neutrals. This will allow your rug to be the focal point and to make a statement.”
Inspired by Turkish kilim, this rug features hand-drawn hatchwork design in neutral grey on cream.
Nicola’s Tip: “If your black and white rug has a bold pattern on it, for example, a geometric pattern, make sure to keep the rest of your room family plain to prevent clashing patterns.”
The Terali Black Rug looks to Moroccan rugs for inspiration, featuring a contemporary trellis design in neutral grey and gunmetal against a pearl background.
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