A favorite of cowboys, rebels, super models and everyday folks, denim is arguably one of the most versatile and celebrated fabrics in history. From its origins in the 17th century through the present, denim has been utilized in clothing, building materials and furniture. Nowadays, you can also find this versatile fabric incorporated into a wide variety of modern furniture styles. If you are ready to bring denim out of the closet and add it to your living areas, select rugs that complement the tones in your denim furnishings.
Traditional rugs, such as Persian or Oriental rugs often feature subtle floral designs and geometric patterns in monotone and other color combinations. A traditional rug dresses up the casual look of denim furniture by adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to the room. Combining denim furniture and traditional rugs can also create a foundation for an eclectic design that showcases a variety of decor styles. Traditional rugs with muted patterns in neutral tones help darker denim furniture to stand out, while a traditional rug with brighter colors may work better with lighter denim furniture.
Denim furnishings and braided rugs make a good match. Made from recycled scraps of material with origins in Colonial New England farmhouses, braided rugs come in just about any size or color you need or want. Some braided rugs employ only solid colors, while others use variegated patterns that incorporate nearly every color of the rainbow. Braided rugs make a great choice for families and high traffic areas because of their comfortable wear and outstanding durability. Match denim furniture with a braided rug to create a casual and comfortable American Craftsman-style interior.
Denim furniture and southwestern style rugs go together like cowboys and Indians in a classic old west film. Southwestern rugs, also known as Navajo rugs, feature Native American-inspired geometric patterns and earthy rustic colors. These rugs -- made from woven wool -- generally weigh less because of their design for use in warmer southwestern climates. Pair the colorfully woven southwestern rugs with denim furniture, Native American art and pottery to create a relaxing and comfortable decorating scheme.
An easy way to update the look and feel of your home during the summer season is by adding denim slipcovers and a bright, floral rug. A floral-patterned rug brings a continually blooming touch of romance to rooms, while adding a lively splash of color and cheer. Floral rugs are available in countless styles, including romantic, tropical, traditional and contemporary, and their patterns and colors pair easily with denim furniture to create the look that is right for any room design.
Gwen Carrington is a marketing professional with experience in strategic brand management, consumer marketing, business-to-business marketing and communications management. She has held lead marketing roles in a variety of industries, including fine jewelry, new homes and technology.