Rugs are undoubtedly one of the most influential pieces of home decor. Decorative as well as functional, rugs have the ability to add coziness and comfort and to tie together all of the elements of a room. If you really love the minimalist aesthetic and the boho chic look, you’ll love this perfect fusion of design. And adding a minimalist boho rug is the perfect foundation for that.
Every rug on my list offers globally inspired, artistic patterns, and unique details that contribute to creating a chic, bohemian look, while also retaining the essence of minimalism.
1. nuLoom Moroccan Blythe Rug
The first rug on my list is the nuLoom Moroccan Blythe. Machine-made in Turkey, this durable, lightweight rug is soft, stain-resistant and features a contemporary Moroccan design that will bring elegance to any space. Perfect for high traffic areas, this beautiful, brilliant rug is available in 18 sizes and in 8 different color schemes. Choose from dark grey, grey/off-white, black, blue, dark blue, light multi, multi, or pink. This versatile rug is suited for a variety of different sized spaces and the synthetic fibers ensure easy upkeep, and long-lasting beauty.
- Material: Polypropylene Fiber
- Stain Resistant
- Bound Edges
- Virtually no shedding
- 0.65 inch pile
- Available in sizes: (2’x 3’), (2’ 8” x 8’), (2’ 8” x 8’),( 2’ 8” x 12’),(2’ 8” x 20’), (3’ x 5’), ( 4’ x 6’), (5’ Round), (5’ x 7’ 5”), (6’ 7”x 9’), (6’ 7”x 9 Oval), (8’ square), (8 ’Round), (8’x10’), (8’ 10” x 12’), (9’ 10” x 14’), (10’ x 14’), (12’ x 15’), and (12’ x 18’)
2. nuLoom Moroccan Shag Fringe Rug
Next on my list is the nuLoom Moroccan Shag Fringe rug. This 100% wool rug was made in India and is a work of art in itself. While it is not overly plush or fluffy, this thin rug features soft raised fringe and is woven with a dynamic design that is available in your choice grey, beige, or blue. It may be hard to choose between the three neutral color schemes, as all three background color choices are combined with offwhite and can easily compliment a minimalist aesthetic. With your choice of 9 different sizes, it is easy to add a boho feel to may different sized spaces.
- Material: 100% Wool
- Available in sizes: (2’ 8” x 6’), (3’ x 5’), (4’ Round), (4’ x 6’), (5’ x 8’), (6’ x 9’), (7’ 6” x 9’ 6”), (8’ 6” x 11’ 6”), and (12’ x 15’)
3. nuLoom Krystal Trellis Rug
Now onto the nuLoom Krystal Trellis area rug. This Egyptian made rug features two tasseled edges and a beautiful, offwhite background that is adorned with a minimal black design. With its neutral colors and appealing, yet unobtrusive, design, this rug will effortlessly blend with a variety of different interior decors. Available in two large sizes, this area rug is best suited for a bedroom, living room, or another larger living space. Affordably priced and made from Nylon, this area rug will work wonderfully in a high traffic area and is suited for a family home.
- Material: 100% Nylon
- Available in sizes: (5’ x 8’), and (8’ x 10’)
4. nuLoom Abigail Web Trellis Rug
Fourth on my list is the nuLoom Abigail Web Trellis. Machine made in China, the grey polyester pile is textured with an ivory colored, web-like, geometric design that is subtle, yet stunning. The soft feel of this rug and the neutral ivory and grey tones make this rug perfect for adding some modern flare and comfort to any room in your home. This rug is available in four sizes, and would work well as both an accent rug in a larger room or as the focal point in a smaller room.
- Material: 100% Polyester
- 0.5 inches thick pile
- Available in sizes: (2’ 6” x 8’), (4’ x 6’), (5’ x 8’), and (7 6” x 9’ 6”)
5. nuLoom Mackie Moroccan Diamond Rug
Next on my list is the nuLoom Mackie Moroccan Diamond shag rug. This polypropylene rug was made in Turkey and it combines quality, comfort, style, and affordability. The beautiful, bold pattern is tribally inspired and is woven onto your choice of an offwhite, gray, blue, or white background. All four neutral color combinations allow this rug to effortlessly match a roomful of naturally toned furniture, and it is available in 8 different sizes. A braided fringe lines two sides of this rug, which offer some fun flair and adds to the bohemian vibe. Perfect for a contemporary boho nursery, bedroom, or living room, this shabby chic piece is sure to get many compliments.
- Material: 100% Polypropylene
- 0.5 inches thick pile
- Available in sizes: (2’ 8” x 8’), (3’ x 5’), (4’ x 6’), (5’ 3” x 7’ 7”), (6 ’7” x 9’), (7’ 10” x 10’), (9’ 2” x 12’), and (10’ 2” x 14’)
6. Well Woven Tribal Diamond Rug
The Well Woven Tribal Diamond shag area rug is soft and fluffy beneath your feet, while offering durable, effortless style. A light-colored striped tribal pattern is woven into your choice of delicate tones of grey or pink. This rug is available in your choice of two large sizes, which makes it fitting for a bedroom, nursery, or living room. The soft colors and rustic style of this bohemian rug are the perfect compliments to a relaxing, contemporary space. Made of stain and fade-resistant polyester, this easy to clean rug is low maintenance and is suited to serve you for years.
- Material: Polyester Blend
- Available in sizes: (5’ 3” x 7’ 3”) and (7’10” x 10’ 6”)
7. nuLOOM Niaran Flatweave Rug
The nuLOOM Niaran Flatweave Area Rug was made in India and is characterized by its textured feel, unique tribal design, and two sides of light fringe. This rug is woven with silver, shimmery threads, which offers a whimsical feel to its boho chic design. The combination of its transitional style and ivory elements will add to the soft ambiance of the room and will easily complement your other decor. Made from 90% cotton, this thin, flatwoven rug acts as an excellent insulator, and is available in four different sizes. While this rug is not overly soft or plush, it will roll up effortlessly and allow for easy storage.
- Material: 90% Cotton & 10% Lurex
- 0.33 inches thick pile
- Available sizes: (4’ x 6’), (6’ x 9’), (7’ 6” x 9’ 6”), and (8’ 6” x 11’ 6”)
8. Safavieh Monaco Rug
My favorite on my list is the Safavieh Monaco. This vibrant, modern bohemian runner rug was woven in Turkey, and has a free-spirited, artistic design that is available in four different color combinations (Light Grey / Multi, Multi, Magenta / Multi, Orange / Multi). The trendy distressed boho design has a light background and features fun colors that will brighten up any space and blend beautifully with contemporary, transitional, modern, bohemian, and eclectic styles of décor. Its polypropylene fibers ensure easy-care and virtually no shedding, so it’s perfect for high traffic areas, and for homes with pets and / or children.
- Material: Polypropylene
- 0.5-inch thick pile
- Available size: (8’ x 10’)
9. Nourison Diamond Trellis Shag Rug
The Nourison Diamond Trellis Shag rug is made of polypropylene, a modern, easy-care fiber, and is available as either a runner or an area rug. The minimal, oversized tribal design is appealing to the eye while not being overly complicated or clashing and the muted neutral tones of ivory and slate allow this rug to easily assimilate with many different interior decors. This rug is light and airy in appearance, yet has a lusciously thick, soft, shag pile that creates a cozy feeling under your feet. If you’re looking for a rug that combines comfort and an artisanal, bohemian vibe, the Nourison Diamond Trellis Shag rug is for you!
- Material: 100% Polypropylene
- 1.25 inches thick pile
- Available in sizes: (2’ 2” x 8’ 1”) and (5’ 3” x 7’ 10’)
10. Orian West Village Herringbone Rug
Made in the United States, the Orian West Village Herringbone is made of polypropylene, and offers high durability, supreme softness, stain resistance and virtually no shedding. A gorgeous combination of bright, brilliant hues offset ivory in stunning combinations that create energizing pops of color and an inspired, artistic interpretation of pattern that will energize any room. This rug is available in three sizes, is long-lasting, and is fit for high traffic areas and homes that have pets and children.
- Material: 100% Polypropylene
- Available in sizes: (2’ 3” x 8’), (5’ 3” x 7’ 6”), and (7’ 10” x 10 10”)
Quick Buyer’s Guide for Rugs
When choosing a rug for your space, a few things that are important to consider are how plush or soft you’d like it to be, whether or not its in a high traffic area, and whether you are looking for an accent piece or a focal point.
The material a rug is made of is a major factor in affecting every one of these things, along with being a direct influence of a rug’s durability, texture, color, and how easy they are to clean.
Rugs are typically made from natural materials such as wool and cotton or synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, or polypropylene. Synthetics are made to mimic the characteristics of natural materials, but as a whole, natural materials tend to last longer and be more durable than synthetic rugs, while synthetic rugs are typically less expensive and more resistant to staining.
Wool is one of the most common natural materials to use. It is known for its durability, softness, and natural ability to repel water and stains. However, wool may be subject to fading, and is not good to use in damp places, as it absorbs humidity. Some shedding may occur with wool rugs, but this will lessen over time.
Cotton rugs are generally more affordable than wool, have a more casual look and are known to be easy to clean, as they are often machine washable. However, they don’t always wear well over long periods of time, and should be sheltered from the sun.
Polypropylene is the most commonly used synthetic fiber and it is known for being lightweight and highly stain resistant.
Nylon rugs resist dirt and crumbs and are easy to clean, as well as being made from a strong, durable material that stands up to heavy traffic.
Polyester is quick-drying, and resistant to mildew and staining, but it is difficult to dye, so the colors and patterns are more limited. However, it is very durable, inexpensive, and resistant to bleaching, fading, and other wear and tear. It is also important to note that polyester is not oil resistant, and oil-containing substances are likely to combine with the polyester fibers and leave permanent stains.
Rugs have the uncanny ability to impact the entire aesthetic of the room. The colors, pattern, material, and decorative details of a rug all contribute to the overall vibe of the space it occupies.
When done with careful consideration, bohemian-inspired elements won’t compromise minimalism’s streamlined elegance, and combining the two will create a relaxed, yet enchanting ambiance.
All of the rugs on this list combine the fun and flair of boho chic design with a minimalist aesthetic, so they are able to be the inspirational starting point of your next minimalism inspired space or blend seamlessly into a variety of different decors.
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