One of the things that makes the Arvin Olano x Rugs USA collection such a slam dunk is the myriad and unexpected ways these rug patterns transform a room. If you’ve never decorated with patterns before, or are looking to, behold some of the key moments in this collection—Arvin’s vision is a primer on how to play with patterns in your space.
1. Diamonds (Are Your Floor’s Best Friend)
Diamond and diamond checkerboard pieces are a crux of this collection, whether they are the central driving feature (Louie Diamond Checkerboard Jute Rug, Axel Diamond Jute Rug) or a smaller motif within the larger pattern (Coco Trellis Wool Rug). These attention grabbers make a statement, so deploy them in a spot where you can show them off—think living room or dining room. They also carry a throwback vibe to the diamond tiles used in Art Deco entryways. Bottom line: life is grand, and your rugs should be, too!
2. Stripes FTW
Stripes have a terrific personality that brightens a space, makes the room look bigger, and adds a dash of fun! When placing striped rugs on the floor, the lines should run perpendicularly to the focal piece of furniture they complement—for example, a couch—as seen here with the Marble Striped Wool-Blend Rug. Stripes are also a terrific counterpoint to luscious texture; check out the gorgeous Fred Striped Shag Rug!
3. High-Low Patterned Shag
Great for bedrooms and nurseries obvi, these uniquely-textured pieces—as their name touts, a pile that alternates between high and low—will look and feel great anywhere you want them. Don’t be shy about placing an 8’x10′ or 9’x12′ in the center of the living room! These babies, like the Chandy Textured Wool Rug or the Bing Shag Rug, are made to delight. You and your people (human or animal) will love the vibe!
4. Allover and Abstract Patterns
Are you feeling less geometric, more evocative? Traditional? Conceptual? We’ve got you! Patterns such as the ones displayed on the Crissy Crosshatch Shag Rug and Rancho Abstract Rug bring interest to any room without you having to worry about how to place the pattern. Just lay it down and you’re good! We swear!
5. Grid Patterns
Despite the appeal of the proverbial ‘off the grid’ lifestyle, when it comes to this collection, we like living decisively on the grid. The Melrose Checked Rug and the Parker Check Textured Rug deliver classic structure and a hint of playfulness in their repeating patterns. Add their incredible wool fibers to the mix, and these pieces are primed to be the perfect foundation for any space.