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Shop Kilim Rugs for Your Home

Rugs are a major part of any decor scheme. Offering softness underfoot and exceptional style in any space, very few rooms look right without a rug. Oversized rooms may even require more than one to really shine.

From the living room to the den or kitchen, the right rug can transform your decor into something truly special. Use this guide to learn more about kilim rugs and how you can use them to add texture and sophisticated style to your home.

What is a Kilim Rug?

Decorative rugs traditionally made in Turkey, kilim rugs now come from all over the world, including areas like Iran and central Asia. Today, these rugs that used to be reserved mostly from prayers have become a mainstay in modern design because of their beautiful, intricate pattern. Here are a few ways these types of rugs are typically used in a residential environment.

  • For formal living rooms and family rooms. These stylish rugs are equally at home in formal spaces where you entertain guests and areas where you tend to congregate with your family.
  • In home offices. Great for adding texture and color to smaller spaces, kilims are at home in any work environment like a home office.
  • Bedrooms. Perfect for creating a cozy feel and adding softness in rooms where you got hardwood or stone on the floor, kilims are easy to blend with your bedroom furniture. They can also provide a splash of color in spaces with a lot of neutral furniture.
  • Hallways. Look for thin, runner-style kilims to add warmth and style to your hallways and entry areas. The bold pattern will hide dirt too, so they'll work very well in high-traffic spaces.

What Can I Buy?

Getting ready to redo a room in your home? Maybe you just need to replace a worn rug or add some warmth to a large living room or master bedroom area? Whatever you're working on, kilim rugs should be on your list. Here are a few popular styles you can shop for:

  • Bold, colorful rugs. Create a colorful space or work within your room's existing color palette when choosing a kilim. You can find these rugs in a range of colors including red, blue, brown and multi-colored styles.
  • Neutral kilim rugs. While bold color is often the name of the game when you're shopping for a kilim, not all rooms need a big print. Look to neutral rugs in cream, tan or taupe to try out. You can also find rugs with muted and more faded colors if you want an understated style.
  • Decorative kilims with borders and fringe. Need something extra for your formal space or master bedroom? Go for a kilim with a decorative border or elegant fringe to make your room a real standout.

Add warmth, color and texture to your home with stylish flat weave rugs like kilims. You can also find a wide range of distressed rugs, woven rugs, natural fiber rugs and more to fit your look at Pottery Barn.