Have you noticed that the trend for tribal inspired rugs in the home has crept into the nursery?
No ? Well that’s ok because that’s what I am here for…. to bring you the latest insights into nursery and interior trends.
A few years back all the most stylish nurseries were featuring stripes, chevron, quatrefoil, triangles in coloured flat weave rug designs. But now there has been quite a big shift from the use of geometric style rugs to more heavily patterned styles with a more bohemian or tribal edge.
This bohemian aesthetic can be done in many ways and in combination with many popular nursery motifs so let’s check out a few.
The first example above is a classic way to use tribal rugs and that is to set it as a contrast against a white wall. In fact you will be hard pressed to really find any that aren’t in neutral environments. This allows you to add in more pattern or interest and it can all pop against the neutral surrounds. However I really think they would AMAZING against a coloured room or wall that was colour matched from one of the rug colours. But you would need to be a bit braver.
Moroccan rugs are very popular and traditionally every region was known for its particular colours and patterns. Now however they are often made to order with current colour trends in mind and have become a real statement piece for the home. I love the boho vibe in the space above with its cute teepee and the soft natural colours of the rug, don’t you?
In this example , the rug is called a Boucherouite rug and they are usually one of a kind vintage recycled fabric rugs made by the Berber women in Morocco. They weave wool and fabric together to get that ribbon look. You can find so many brightly coloured versions of these and they remind me a bit of those rags rugs I used to see around as doormats when I was younger…but nicer of course!
I do love the dark base of this one which really grounds the room and gives quite a different look. I guess thats part of the appeal of these rugs, they are usually unique and so it gives the room a touch of difference and the colours tie in with all the coloured items that kids tend to accumulate ..so it can be stylishly messy which as we know kids rooms often are once the actual baby comes along.
Ok so this one has been huge in interiors for a while, due to the blend of its understated look, simple geometric lines, the fact they are black and white and also tribal. Its called a Beni Ourian and they usually have a bit of a shag like pile.
Their minimalistic look can fit into many nursery styles or themes creating interest with its texture and understated pattern. As shown in the nurseries above and below.
I just love the colours in this Aztec rug below. From Mexico they traditionally feature golds, rusts and reds but now makers are adding vibrant modern palettes and its made them irresistible for contemporary homes. This style with its large geometric patterns is also a great match when decorating in the South Western style as the Americans call it, you know like an American Indian or teepee theme as we in Oz would think of it.
And last but not least another strong geometric design to ground a South Western desert, Boho kinda vibe.
These rugs are also referred to as Kilim rugs as they are pipeless, flat woven , hand woven traditional rugs..many like this originate in Turkey or in nearby countries.
And looking back over the photographs you may have noticed another 2 trends..
- Its been going strong for a while and I see no end in sight as our love of exotic rugs grows… yes it’s the leather Moroccan pouf or footstool. Perfect for the nursery as you feed baby or really for any room in the house. I remember haggling to buy one in morocco years ago and our escape from the evil clutches of the rip off merchant is something we still laugh about today..but yes thats another story.
- Fiddle leaf figs and cactus..or in fact any plant pictured in interiors. Indoor plants is a massive trend being revived from the 70’s but well when you see them in kids rooms and nurseries just remember they are really only there as a styling aid..that dash of greenery just lifts the photo. But seriously I don’t think anyone is really keeping these in a kids room. Especially once the baby can crawl.
So in conclusion I think these tribal rugs look awesome .. and they are really the ultimate gender neutral essential. If you start googling them you will just go crazy at all the choices but I have put a lot together for you to see on a Tribal Rug Trend pinterest board.
Of course they are expensive for the real thing due to the hand woven nature of them but if you happen to collect one on your travels it would be something you would keep for life. It would be able to be used anywhere in your home and it would be an amazing memento of your travels.
Of course as always happens when something is on trend , a thousand imitations pop up so you can get the look without the price too.
So that wraps it up..I hope you have been inspired by this nursery trend update and you can find more nursery images and trend boards on my Pinterest page here.
All images and their sources can be found on my Tribal Rug Trend Pinterest board.