If you’re looking to bring warm hues, unique geometric patterns, and a sense of adventure into your home, look no further than our collection of modern Southwest-inspired rugs. Taking cues from the rugged, impossibly beautiful landscape and traditions of the American Southwest, these styles are brimming with character—and we’re seeing them absolutely everywhere right now. If you want to dip your toe into the trend, keep reading! We’ll explain what exactly modern Southwest rugs are, how to incorporate them in your home, and share a few favorite picks.
What are modern Southwest rugs?
Modern Southwest rugs take inspiration from the stunning geography and traditional patterns that are native to the American Southwest. Think rich, warm color palettes inspired by desert landscapes and brilliant sunsets, and designs filled with diamonds, sharp geometric shapes, and classic medallion layouts. These styles are rich in history and perfect for bringing a heavy dose of charm and character to any space in your home.
Classic Motifs Meet Modern Style
Aside from their color palettes and character-filled patterns, the beauty of modern Southwest rugs also lies in their versatility. While their motifs are based on traditional Southwestern designs, their geometric patterns and sharp angles add a dose of modernity to their look. This makes them the ultimate chameleon, allowing them to add a modern touch to spaces full of classic furnishings or a more traditional look to a room full of modern moments.
Style in a Range of Shades
Our collection of modern Southwest rugs comes in a range of shades to suit a number of spaces and tastes:
Warm, sunset-inspired shades are the most popular, primarily because geometric motifs pair so effortlessly with the rich shades of the desert landscape. Think deep rusty hues, bold orange, brilliant yellow, soft peach, and a touch of navy to balance it all out. Incorporate these saturated styles into your space to create a bold focal point.
Earthy neutrals are on the opposite end of the spectrum, but are just as beautiful as their bolder counterparts. You’ll find modern Southwest rugs in more muted tones, like light gray and beige, which offer a modern, pared-back take on the look. We love the idea of bringing these pieces into neutral-filled spaces to add a subtle hint of pattern—especially in bedrooms and other spaces where you want to create a calming (but not boring!) vibe.
Consider the Cowhide
Of course, we can’t talk about modern Southwest rugs without bringing our faux cowhide rugs into the conversation. These styles fit right in with the Southwest theme, paying tribute to the ranching and cowboy culture of the region. We’re huge fans of adding a faux cowhide rug on top of another style, which creates that layered, lived-in look we love so much—although they look just as beautiful styled on their own. (Bonus: they also come in washable varieties for those who want peace of mind when it comes to care and cleaning!)
Southwestern and Washable
Speaking of washable rugs, you can find a wide range of modern Southwest styles all throughout our best-selling washable collection. Crafted from a hard-wearing material that’s stain- and fade-resistant, these styles are perfect for homes with pets and kids and for areas with high foot traffic. Try one in a Southwest-inspired motif to bring in all the rustic vibes, without the worry of a mess!