5 rug trends to watch in 2021

With home becoming the new ‘place to be’, make the most of every inch and transform your ‘fifth wall’ with a mood-lifting, on-trend rug. From soft, earthy tones to dramatic patterns and prints, these are our top rug trends for 2021. 


Trend 1: Down to earth

One of the most versatile rug trends right now, inspired by a longing to be outdoors and amongst nature, rugs with earthy, muted and super-natural colours are having a style moment. For a subtle take on the trend, look to the Agnus collection Camilla rug’s neutral sand palette, featuring a classical floral motif.

Trend 2: Water world

The ocean conjures a sense of escapism, and rugs inspired by marine life and the sea offer a fresh take on the ‘natural’ rug trend. The Calisia Angie rug’s soft, watercolour-style shades and a subtle mélange pattern create a feeling of lightness that works in any room and style.


Trend 3: Fade to grey

The grey interiors trend continues and for the new season our contemporary grey rugs have been given an industrial edge. The Calisia Nancy rug blends intense graphite with white and beige touches for a unique woven interpretation of on-trend concrete floors. Fans of the grey home trend can also get the look with our Noble Credo design, made of undyed British wool and featuring a pattern inspired by the timeless herringbone fabrics used in tailoring.


Trend 4: Patternity

The new twist on elaborate and highly detailed patterns, inspired by the rich history of weaving, are perfect for creating a bolder look and, classic or abstract, and can complement any style of interior. For a dramatic statement, deck your floors in the Calisia Sapri rug, which takes its cue from traditional Persian designs, updated in soft beige and browns for a design that’s incredibly easy to live with.


Trend 5: Precious jewels

For the ultimate antidote to modern minimalism, choose the trend for rugs with opulence and extravagant colour. Rich jewel tones create a timeless luxurious look and feel, especially when paired with vintage furniture and antiques. To get the trend in your own home, look to the Calisia Damore rug in exquisite emerald green; our bestselling ornamental rug design, crafted from the highest quality New Zealand wool.