19 Times We *Crushed* on Kilim in Every Room of the House
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19 Times We *Crushed* on Kilim in Every Room of the House

If you love a good trend, the latest textile-inspired Pinterest craze does NOT disappoint. And since you’re all about texture and color in everything you see — think wall hangings and pillows and ottomans and poufs — this kilim decor is just the thing you need to bring this latest trend into your home. Whether you layer the colorful one-of-a-kind textiles against a backdrop of neutrals or mix and match boho decor with vintage pieces to create a look that’s totally unique, kilim can help you pull off those decor goals in no time. Scroll down to see stunning examples that prove the kilim trend isn’t just for living room statement rugs anymore.

1. Layered Look: Got two tiny rugs and a large floor space to cover? No problemo. When different patterns have a color in common, you can layer them to great effect. Vintage shopping for the win! (via Siren Lauvdal / Desire to Inspire)

2. Moroccan Pouf: No need to toss an old kilim when it becomes a bit threadbare — instead, upcycle it into a pouf. Now you’ve got extra seating for a small space and a unique pop of color to play against neutral furniture. (via Matt McCourtney / Design Sponge)

3. Color Story: This crazy patterned kilim works so well with the teal sofa because it picks up on just a tiny bit of light blue in the rug. Meanwhile, the magenta in the throw pillows brings this color conversation back full circle to pink. (via Tessa NeustadtStyle by Emily Henderson)

4. Wall Art: A colorful kilim makes an awesome wall hanging in an otherwise neutral room. And hanging a vintage rug is an ingenious way to source large-scale art on a budget. (via Kelly Ishikawa / Bly)

5. Colorful Dining: Can we just take a second to applaud what these vibrant colored textiles are doing here? The natural wood furnishings and window treatments are cocooned in a rainbow of pinks and blues, thanks to the kilim rug and throw pillows. This room is OHHH so bright and harmonious. (via Bryce Covey Photography / Style Me Pretty)

6. Throw Pillows: Pops of color from these kilim pillows and throw can dress up inexpensive bedding by adding vibrant hues and texture. A world map is the perfect wall hanging, finishing off this room’s eclectic spice-market appeal. (via Sophie Timothy / Apartment Therapy)

7. Statement Rug: A colorful kilim can take a beige room from boring to boho beautiful at a glance. Now you can’t help but notice those truly awesome hardwood floors and playful gallery wall. (via Denis Sytmen / Bolig Magazine)

8. Statement Wall: This big yellow couch and red chairs could have gone a little mustard-and-ketchup, but the kilim wall hanging makes it work. The yellows and reds reflected back from the accent pillows and muted red kilim floor covering ensure the look is eclectic but well thought out. (via BGDB Interior DesignApartment Therapy)

9. Vintage Charm: A rustic table is brought to life by vintage rattan chairs and a super unique statement chandelier. But it’s the gorgeous muted colors in the vintage rug that sets a tone for the vibrant pink accents in the tableware. Pro Tip: The underside of a kilim offers a more muted color palette to play with — so if you’ve got one that’s coming on too strong, just flip it over and check out the back, where reds read softer pink. (via Virginia Rollison / Lonny)

10. Bright on Black: Karabagh is a type of kilim design that features very bright colors against a bold black background. The large patterns, often flowers, totally brighten up an otherwise neutral room. (via Far Above Rubies)

11. Not Your Average Bath Mat: Kilims in the bath are burning up everyone’s Instagram feeds lately, and with good reason. This one’s colors complement the upcycled mid-century vanity and give warmth to the penny-tile floor. (via Sarah Sherman Samuel)

12. Sitting Room: Macrame wall art? Driftwood? Peach color scheme? Have we time warped back to the ’70s? Yes, and in the best possible way. The kilim provides exactly the pattern and pop of corals this modern chair and natural accents need to make them look fresh. (via Modern Macrame)

13. Mixed Kilim Throws: Don’t you love all the white on white in this room? The thick textured Boucherouite rug and neutral sofa perfectly complement the flower head in the wall art. But without the contrast of the kilim throw pillows mixed with the black, this room would read as a little bland. This is boho eclectic at its best! (via Lina Östling / The Normans)

14. Color Blend: The muted kilim pinks and oranges work perfectly with the pom-poms and other accents in this room. There are so many textures going on, you feel you could just reach out and touch them. (via The Jungalow)

15. Book Nook: A small library is a great use for this tiny landing space, but without the kilim runner drawing your eye, you might just miss it. Here’s more proof that a rug *can* define a room. (via Style by Emily Henderson)

16. Welcome Home Runner: Being met with a tiny space when entering a house could provoke a claustrophobic feel, but this foyer is saved from that. An eye-catching runner and the addition of the bench give the space a mudroom utility that’s welcoming. Picture yourself coming home from a busy day, dropping your keys in the gold bowl on the table and sitting down to take off your shoes. Home sweet home! (via Owens + Davis / My Domaine)

17. Home Office: This sweet kilim stool cushion gives this workspace tableau real appeal. Decorating with colorful textiles helps small-space dwellers make the most of every nook and cranny in the house. (via The Jungalow)

18. Patio Color Pop: Persian rugs, container gardens and rustic wood furniture give this rooftop garden a homey appeal. Adding copper elements will balance out the natural textures to give it a luxe vibe that’s perfect for unwinding with a glass of vino. (via Phil Sanchez / My Domaine)

19. Statement Rug: A bright kilim rug can warm up cold concrete floors, like in this converted warehouse. Just toss a throw in a coordinating color at the foot of the bed to pull a whole neutral color scheme together. (via Homes to Love)

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