Lately, we’ve been seeing brown rugs everywhere. Brown is a fresh alternative to classic neutrals like cream, gray, and beige—offering richness and depth whether you choose the hue in chocolate or caramel. Brown rugs are one of our favorite trends of 2022, and while they are the new “it” neutral rug, we definitely expect them to stay in style for the foreseeable future!
Are you ready to bring the beauty of brown rugs into your space? Keep reading—we’ll show you exactly how to do it, along with a few of our favorite picks.
Go with a Classic Look
Love a classic, traditional look? Then consider adding a vintage-inspired brown rug to your home! Brown in all tones works beautifully when arranged in traditional patterns—after all, many authentic vintage rugs feature rich colors like brown in their palette. Style it with both classic and modern elements, as seen above, to create the perfect mix-and-match transitional space.
Or Try out Something More Modern
If you’re into a modern look, our collection of brown rugs comes in a range of more contemporary styles, too. Try one out with textured shaggy stripes, a chic trellis weave, or in a perfectly imperfect chevron pattern to add a dose of casually cool, modern style to your space.
Pair with All Manner of Woods
Brown rugs look beautiful with wood flooring—and that’s because, well, they’re from the same color family! If you want to add a brown rug on top of your wood floors, our main tip is to make sure the rug and floor feel different enough in color so they don’t blend in together. The last thing you want is for your beautiful rug to get lost in a sea of wood!
Ground a Palette
One of the (many!) great things about brown rugs is that they pair well with really any palette. Roll one out in an all-neutral space to bring in a little more depth, pair with earthy hues like blue and green for a nature-inspired color moment, or try with a rich palette of jewel tones. Either way, the earthiness of the brown will help center the space and provide a grounding sense of balance.
Create Texture with Layers
Layering rugs is one of our go-to moves for styling a home that’s full of character and texture. Try adding a brown rug into your layering duo—either as the top layer or the bottom. It’s the perfect way to add a little subtle pattern and color when you don’t want to go all-out on busier, brighter hues.
Our Top Picks for Brown Rugs
Convinced you need a brown rug in your home? Great! Now it’s time to pick one out. Here are some of the styles we’re loving right now:
Traditional styles: Tasseled Medallion rug in light brown, Victorian Ombre rug, Distressed Foliage rug in light brown, Eldorado rug in beige, Crested Venetian rug, Belle Washable Geometric rug, and Faded Medallion Fringe rug.
Modern and transitional styles: Faux Cowhide rug in macchiato, Herringbone Indoor/Outdoor rug, Chunky Jute Tasseled rug in chocolate, Woven Cabana Stripes rug, Addie Chevron Wool-Blend rug, and Banded Shag rug.