Modern spaces are all about functionality, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely sacrifice your unique sense of style. There are all kinds of beautiful ways you can make sure your modern room is the right fit for you.
A good place to start is picking the best rugs for a modern home. Though you can go with something simple and solid, opting for a rug that features different shapes and designs is an easy way to amplify a room’s flair.
Below, see five rug patterns that will perfectly complement your modern home decor.
Inspired by abstract art, abstract rugs use lines, colors, and shapes to bring unique and eye-catching patterns to your home. Perfect for a modern home, they provide an artistic appeal without pulling away from the other design elements the room has to offer.
1. Cool and Collected: Marble Golden Ivory Rug
Neutral colors are key when creating a modern aesthetic. This living room is the perfect example, featuring a blend of tans, browns, and greys. The abstract area rug adds visual interest, with it’s soft hues and curved lines, while the dark tile and rich wood give the modern room a more grounded feel. Place a few sculptures and vases around the room and hang a standout art piece to commit to the room’s creativity.
2. Where the Wild Things Are: Naila Black Rug
Plants are an easy way to add some life to a simple, modern space. The mismatched planters in this charming corner work seamlessly with the abstract black and white rug to maintain a level of carefree charisma, while the unique furniture gives the space unique personality.
Striped rugs help accentuate the clean lines that make up most modern rooms. The more linear the design on a rug, the sharper the space feels and looks.
3. Porch Paradise: Outdoor Riviera Stripe Black & White Rug
Every day can feel like a getaway when you have a porch this fabulous! From the chic white couches to the slick fireplace in the center, there’s nothing about this deck that we don’t love. To pull it all together in a way that feels homey without sacrificing the modern style, this black and white striped rug does just the trick. Top it off with a few blankets for chilly nights and you’ve got yourself a private little paradise.
4. Not Your Basic Bedroom: Broken Stripe Black Rug
There’s nothing better than a bedroom with beautiful natural light. Lean into this with bright whites and silvers that pop against the bits of black. This contrast is perfectly reflected in the striped rug, with its uneven and varied clean lines. To keep your modern room from looking too washed out or uniform, add a single burst of color, like the orange pillows and blanket seen here. It gives it that extra oomph while adding a unique elegance.
Incorporating a checkered rug into your modern space will deliver clean lines that are a little more fun than your average stripe pattern. Whether you want a bold buffalo plaid or subtle check, this is one of our favorite modern rug ideas.
5. Expand and Contrast: Modern Grid Creme Rug
All the contrasting patterns in this modern kitchen should feel busy and chaotic, but instead they somehow come together for a cohesive finish. It’s like the abstract checkered runner against the straightforward checkered floor tiles gives the rest of the room permission to go wild. From the hexagon backsplash to the bright pops of gold hardware, there’s nothing in this room that your eye isn’t drawn to.
6. Simply Rustic: Buffalo Plaid Black & White Rug
Who said a modern kitchen can’t have farmhouse influences? This bright room is a masterclass in refrain and simplicity. The black hardware against the stark white cabinetry provides a sleek appeal, while the touches of wood add a hint of country vibes. Meanwhile, the black and white checkered rug fuses the whole room together with its color palette, playfulness, and sharp lines.
Diamond rugs are another option that complement the straight lines that frequent modern spaces. But unlike horizontal or vertical lines, diamonds add just a bit more dimension to draw in the rest of the modern home decor.
7. Lofty Neutrals: Kavi Diamond Rose Gold Rug
This monochrome modern living room is all kinds of goals with its soft, beige tones and simple but beautiful furniture. When opting for a single-hued room, it’s important that the rug contributes to the theme while providing a little bit of distinction. This diamond rug does exactly that with its rose and cream color palette. If you’re looking to introduce another color to the space without distracting, try placing plants around the room for a touch of greenery.
8. Mix and Match: Diamond Dalia Beige Ivory Rug
It’s time to dismiss the concept that black and brown don’t go. This modern living room is proof that the two hues can work together flawlessly to create a space that’s cohesive and seriously stylish. It’s mostly thanks to the large diamond area rug, which features brown diamonds on a beige background, and gives the space just enough warmth.
If you’re looking to make a statement in your modern room, a geometric rug will do the trick. Geometric area rugs are a great way to bring energy and a touch of creative elegance to an otherwise bland space. Plus the linear elements in the designs accentuate the sleekness of a modern home.
9. Colors, Textures and Shapes — Oh My!: Jonathan Adler Op Art Charcoal Rug
Between the patterned curtains, unique art above the bed, and textured accent wall, this modern bedroom truly is one of a kind. A space this bold needs a rug that can hold its own amongst all the other elements, and this black and white geometric rug does just that. It’s simple enough to easily accompany the many other patterns in the room, while still making a striking statement.
10. All the Patterns: Linear Diamond Black Rug
While a black, white, and grey color palette could easily come across as boring, this modern living room proves otherwise. Thanks to the varied patterns, it’s got plenty of depth and character. The geometric rug, with its variety of shapes, is key to bringing every element together for a cohesive look.
READERS: Which of these rug patterns would you try in a modern space? Let us know in the comments!