Recently I asked my Facebook page readers about their biggest challenge when adding art to their homes. Interestingly, and very unexpected, I got several replies that stated “I would really love to add more art to my home, but I don't have the wall space for it”.
There is a solution for this problem! There are many ways to add art to your home, and wall art is just one of them. Big lightbulb moment, right?
I suggested to my readers to include other forms of art, such as abstract drapes or an artsy area rug. The amazing thing is that area rugs have the power to completely transform the mood or vibe of a room.
Here is my list of 15 fabulous area rugs in artistic style that introduce an artful vibe and unique character to your rooms. Best of all: these rugs are not only fabulous, but are also all very affordable!
1. nuLOOM Kindra Circles Shag Square Rug
This colorful area rug reminds me of the Color Study painting by Wassily Kandinski. Kandinski was one of the pioneers of abstract art and the Kindra rug brings his art into your home. You can buy this abstract piece of art here.
2. Safavieh Glacier Collection GLA123B Abstract Blue and Multi Area Rug
With it's moody and dramatic design, this rug looks like an amazing abstract painting. It has more subtle colors that would work great with a wide range of interior styles. Click here to see all the details.
3. Well Woven Maggie Dots & Boxes Area Rug
This area rug is reminiscent of the work of modernism artists and has an almost architectural quality. With it's clean geometric pattern and crisp coloring it works great with mid century modern furniture. Check out more photos here.
4. nuLOOM Reva Abstract Area Rug, 5' x 8', Multi
Bright and colorful, this area rug brings not only a smile to your face, but will also bring an artistic vibe to your room. Click here to get this fabulous rug.
5. Rugsmith Luminous Area Rug, 7'6" x 9'6", Blue
I love painting with watercolors, and that's why this area rug immediately caught my eye. The soft watercolor design and calm vibe would look fabulous in many different rooms. Get all the details here.
6. Modern Bright Flowers Area Rug
If you love flowers, this area rug is for you! I am normally not that much into florals, but here I love the artistic vibe and loose style. Click here to find out more about this cheery beauty.
7. Luxe Weavers Abstract Blue Area Rug
Who needs wallspace for art when you can have this rug that looks just like an abstract painting? The color palette is calmer and more subtle than most of my other suggestions. If you want to get it, click here.
8. HomeWay Flower rainbow-colored soft Rug
Can you believe it, I added another floral area rug to the list. I mentioned that I'm not that much into florals, but I love this distinctive modern style. Don't you think this would look fabulous in a mid century modern living room? Click here to get this one.
9. Unique Loom Estrella Modern Abstract Area Rug
The Estrella rug with it's glacier colors reminds me of melting fluid paint, almost like an acrylic pour. Check out more photos here.
10. Nourison Passion Modern Abstract Rug
Claude Monet is regarded as one of the greatest impressionist painters. His work had (and still has) an enormous influence on artists all around the world. This area rug reminds me of a beautiful Monet painting. Click here to buy this beauty.
11. nuLOOM Maris Triangles Area Rug
If you're not quite as romantic as Monet, you might appreciate the crisp geometric pattern of the Maris rug. Click here for more photos and to buy.
12. Soleil Contemporary Abstract Rug
This particular rug reminds me of one of my alcohol ink paintings. The colors seem to flow and blend and this gives it such an artistic look. Find all the details here.
13. Mohawk Painted Blocks Area Rug
Normally I go for the brighter colors. But this one has an amazing painterly quality - and many people do love the earthy coloring, that gives a natural vibe. The Painted Blocks rug would fit great with the modern Farmhouse style. Click here to buy this rug.
14. Rivet Contemporary Abstract Area Rug
Rugs with artistic flair don't always have to be colorful. This ivory and black rug with it's understated abstract pattern has a sophisticated look and elegant flair. If you want to buy this gorgeous rug, click here.
15. CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Willa Area Rug
I adore this watercolor style area rug in soft coloring. It has an almost feminine quality and fits perfectly with "Blush" colored accent pieces. Find more photos and details here.
I so enjoyed our virtual shopping trip today and hope it inspires you to bring more art into your home. Art feeds our soul and artful living goes way beyond paintings - if we search for it, we can find art in many everyday objects: drapes, throw pillows, pottery, even artistic lamps.
If you have a design problem, question, comments or suggestion, please let me know in the comment section. I would love to hear from you.
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