I LOVE Kilim rugs. Maybe it is that tiny bit of Turkish heritage, or maybe it is the bright colors and handmade patterns that have made me fall in love with them over and over again.
Rugs are most often thought of as textiles for the floor. However, you see them draped on walls in showrooms too. It made me wonder, where else can you put rugs? Today, I am going to share some unique ideas to inspire you to play around with your rugs. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
A classic patterned rug looks great with my macrame! This size would actually look amazing in other uses as well, like over a bed or over the sofa in your living room.
Again, a classic use. Part of my (sometimes!) morning practice is stretching out on that rug. The cheerful and bright colors are a good start to my day.
What about draping a rug over the banister of the second floor? Why not?
Layering rugs can make for wonderful texture. The top rug was found thrifting in Arizona, the middle is from Nomad Collective, and the bottom one I found on Craigslist. Beautiful wooden sculpture by my friend Aleph Geddis.
I was thinking for a while what to do with the area under our bar counter space, and thought that putting a rug there was a playful solution. It makes me think that if we do tile there in the future, I want it in a lighter color palette.
I LOVE rugs as headboards. It is such a beautiful and dramatic way to totally alter your bedroom. This one above is a new favorite rug from Poco Vintage. I like hanging a rug over a bed too, because if it falls it won’t hurt you, so its’ safe for earthquake prone locations.
And another favorite, draping the rug over your bed as a bedspread. I love the weight and warmth it would add too for cozy winter sleeping.
I can’t wait to hear your ideas for using rugs in interesting and new ways! Share below!