Last updated on February 19th, 2018 at 11:44 am
The textile and rug industry continue to invigorate interior decorating with large lattice-influenced motifs. This style can date itself back to the heydays of Dorothy Draper’s style influence of the ‘30’s and 40’s, in which she would use strong geometric patterns on ceilings, floors, and furnishings in a bold, brash style.
As you walk through the rug galleries inside Hickory Furniture Mart you will find many styles with this geometric influence. Contemporary styles are leaning heavily toward these patterns as modern upholstery trends have shifted towards using more solid colors or subtle patterns.
Geometric patterns are everywhere with intricate fretwork and lattice patterns casting the backdrop for a room. Many create their inspiration from Moroccan tiles and Chinese trellises. A popular motif might feature a two-toned interlocking pattern that will work with minimalist textures or welcome bright florals. The strength of a geometric pattern is that is it so versatile in both modern and traditional interiors.
Two colors are commonly used; one for ground and one for the outline of the geometric. The impact is created through the lines intersecting. While some make a more masculine statement with bolder tones, softer colors allow a delicate and elegant balance. Many rug galleries are mixing wool with silk as the highlighted pattern, giving the rug an overall lovely sheen.
Tones of taupe or gray are very popular, followed by other subtle neutral shades of brown, green, or cream. Hickory Furniture Mart’s North Carolina furniture showrooms feature plenty of options for all your oriental rug needs.
Keep in mind that while this pattern is enjoying a resurgence, it is hardly a new or trendy look. Incorporating this bold statement into a room will remain current many years from now. The architectural lines appeal to many styles and work well when combining patterns. Stop by Hickory Furniture Mart’s rug galleries today to see how the perfect rug will transform your space.