5 Rug and Carpet Trends to Try in 2020

As the song goes, the times they are a-changin’—and with that, so do the trends. What was once all the rage (hello, wall-to-wall carpeting of the ’80s) might today be considered passé composé. Every year ushers in a new crop of styles, and 2019 is no different. Today, we’re counting down the year’s top rug and carpet trends.


From a focus on all things green to sustainable fabrics, the eco-conscious look is going strong this year. These natural-looking rugs, made from renewable fibers, are popping up all over Pinterest in dining rooms, entryways, living rooms and more.


Jute is the perfect intro to this next trend: the low-pile rugs form the perfect foundation to try the layered look. Of course, you won’t want to layer, say, two Persian rugs one on top of the other; instead, opt for two different sizes and textures to create richness and depth.

Bright Colours

2020 is not the year of the design equivalent of a wallflower (unless we’re talking about actually wall flowers, in the form of a graphic floral printed wallpaper, in which case we’re all for it). Now’s the time to go big with bright colours, and a vibrantly hued rug is the perfect way to infuse some life into any room.

Bold Patterns

In the same vein, feel free to play around with patterns and prints, and don’t be shy to mix it up. Mixed prints have been gaining in popularity over the past few years, with old rules of thumb falling by the wayside. Just make sure to keep things in a unified colour palette to avoid sensory overload.

Kitchen Rugs

This may just be the year of the kitchen runner. If you’ve been following home decor accounts on Instagram, Facebook or any other social platform, you’ve likely seen an influx of stunning kitchens accented with traditional Persian runners.