Shop for a wide assortment of patterned rugs from our other brands.

MODERN PATTERNED RUGS at west elm                     TEEN PATTERNED RUGS at PBteen

LUXURY PATTERNED RUGS at Williams-Sonoma Home

Contemporary Rugs

From a classic formal dining room to a relaxed, modern bedroom, patterned rugs can be the perfect way to cap off a carefully curated collection of decor and furniture. Pottery Barn’s selection of patterned traditional and contemporary rugs provides subtle luxury and a high-quality finish for any room in your house. With superior construction and thoughtfully selected materials, our rugs can stand up to heavy foot traffic and maintain their beauty for years to come. Whether you want to allow your rug to speak volumes in a quiet room or you’d prefer to select a subtly patterned contemporary rug, we have options that will suit your needs.


Shopping for rugs can be a lot of fun, so as you approach this task, arm yourself with knowledge first so you can make the technical aspects of decision making as easy as possible. This means measuring your space and determining the best rug size and shape for your needs. If you plan to put furniture on top of your rug, make sure the dimensions you select will give ample space for you to avoid having furniture pieces rest with only some of their legs on the rug. For example, if you plan to place a dining table and chairs on top of your rug, you don’t want the rug to be so small that those sitting at the table will experience an uneven feeling when seated because their dining chair only fits with its two front legs on the rug.


After determining your ideal size and shape, start looking through our available selection of minimalistic contemporary rugs and traditional patterned rugs for ideas and inspiration. You may already have an ideal color or pattern in mind, but even so, you might want to start with an open mind and see where our available product offering selections take you. We have patterned rugs in a wide range of color options, from simple neutrals to bright jewel tones, and some combinations on a spectrum between the two extremes.


There are many different ways to approach the process of making a final selection from the available colors and patterns. You can go with your whim, or you can take a more methodical approach by considering the decor and furniture in the room in which you will place your rug. While it makes sense to match your rug with your decor, a little bit of contrast can help the rug stand out and add some visual interest to the room. For example, a neutral-colored, patterned rug can work perfectly in a room with a lot of bright solid colors, while an intricately patterned, colorful contemporary rug may look perfect in a room with restrained, simple furniture and decor.


You may also want to shop by material or eco-friendly status if those elements are important to you due to ethical or lifestyle restrictions, allergies or simple preference. We offer natural-fiber and wool patterned rugs in addition to rugs made with other materials such as cotton or a wool-cotton blend. Also consider what kind of texture and pile depth you prefer for your rugs; if you like a plush rug, opt for a deeper pile.


Once you’ve chosen your ideal patterned traditional or contemporary rug, don’t forget to choose a rug pad to go underneath it. While most of our rugs have some sort of nonskid backing such as natural latex, a rug pad can not only enhance grip but also protect both your rug and your floor from wear and tear. Our rugs are built to last, but even the best-quality rug materials with the sturdiest weave may break down over time. Our rug pads help you keep them looking fresh and new for a longer period of time, extending your enjoyment and allowing your careful selection process to pay off even more.