There’s nothing quite so beautiful as bringing calming, nature-inspired elements into your home. And we’re not just talking plants. Think less literally, in the form of rugs that take inspiration from Mother Nature—styles in a mix of warming natural hues and with subtle organic patterns that are rich in texture. This trend, which we’re calling Calming Nature, couldn’t be easier to pull off, thanks to our wide assortment of neutral rugs, textural styles, and cozy favorites. Here, we’ll walk you through how to incorporate the look into your own home.
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Focus on Textures
If you’ve ever worried that neutral tones might seem boring, we suggest focusing on a rug style that boasts an interesting texture. It can be something simple, like the shaggy rug seen above with its cozy and eye-catching high-low pile. Having a mix of textures in your space adds so much visual interest and character—an ethos that goes well beyond the rug, too. Be sure to pepper in varying textures with your furniture and decor (velvet, linen, smooth wood, rattan) to create a space that feels inspiring at every turn.
Embrace All the Neutrals
Another way to avoid making neutrals feel too one-note: using a liberal mix of soothing shades. Think ecru, beige, off-white, and gray—any manner and any combination of soft colors will work together to create a space full of depth and inspired by the spare beauty of nature. Want to hone in on the nature-filled look even more? Try rolling out natural styles, like a jute or wool rugs, which are woven from durable natural fibers.
Try Soft, Organic Motifs
There are lots of solid, more textural rugs that fall in this trend, but we love the patterned designs as well for a dose of added (but still subtle) interest. These patterns feel almost effortless, intentionally designed to blend in seamlessly with surrounding furnishings without overpowering the room. They include softer takes on classic plaids and checks, revamps of traditional Moroccan designs, subtle geometrics, and rambling organic-feeling motifs that hearken back to a winding river.
Create a Calming Ambience
Aside from rolling out the right rug, the key to pulling off the Calming Nature trend is to ensure all the other elements in your space invoke the same sense of serenity. Choose furnishings and other decorative elements that work together to create a cozy, welcoming space.
In the bedroom, try a mix of textiles and bedding in all manner of textures, from linen to thick woven wool. In the living room, foster the homey vibe by ensuring there are enough light sources with lamps, scones, and overhead lighting. In utilitarian spaces like the kitchen, bring in floral arrangements or plenty of plants to breathe fresh life. No matter the room, focus on styling spaces that feel comfy and lived-in, from the ground up.