Rug Making Process

Weaving Techniques

  • Hand Knotted
  • Hand Loom
  • Hand Tufted
  • Dhurries & Kilims 
  • Machine Made

Rug Choosing Guide 

  • Size
  • Patterns
  • Shape
  • Pile
  • Knots per Inch 

Rug Care

  • Silk Rugs
  • Wool Rugs
  • Bamboo Silk/Tencel/Viscose
  • Polyester/Polypropylene/Nylon
  • Cotton Rugs
  • Jute/Sisal/Coir/Hemp/Grass Rugs
  • Leather Rugs
  • Rubber Floor Coverings


Differently patterned rugs can complement each other if they’re of the same hues. Tone-on-tone patterns can also create visual intrigue giving a room both depth and character without coming across as too bold. When layering patterns, trust your instincts. Go with the one you think looks best. 

Also, laying rugs of different textures on top of each other can add a lot of depth to your room. For example, consider layering a cowhide rug on top of a sisal rug, or a sheepskin on top of a jute rug, or anything soft on top of a flat weave and see what a difference that makes.  

More commonly, rugs and carpets come in the following patterns: 

Border Rugs

These have a design on the border or perimeter. The border can also be inset.

Chevron Rugs

These feature a design that has connected V shapes that creates a zig-zag stripe pattern.

Coastal Rugs

As the name indicates, these rugs feature elements related to the ocean, sea or beach. These rugs are popular in outdoor living spaces and therefore typically waterproof.

Distressed Rugs

These look deliberately worn out, aged and faded with parts of the pattern going missing on purpose, as if from faux wear and tear.

Floral Rugs

These rugs have floral or flower-like elements or patterns.

Animal Print Rugs

These resemble animal skin prints in a partial or all-over pattern such as cowhide or sheepskin rugs.

Geometric Rugs

True to their name, these have geometric shapes or patterns.

Ikat Rugs

These feature blurred colours in multiple hues and complicated patterns. 

Cottage Rugs

They show elements of the mountains, country or woods.

Medallion Rugs

These feature a design that incorporates stamped shapes that look circular or organic in symmetrical or asymmetrical patterns. 

Novelty Rugs

These themed rugs feature elements or patterns related to particular themes; for instance; maps, clocks, cars, dinosaurs, sports logs, icons or imagery. 

Southwestern Rugs

These have patterns that are influenced by motifs drawn from Native American textiles.

Striped Rugs

These showcase stripes or bands in different colours or textures.

Trellis Rugs

These rugs feature lines connected in geometric, and uniform shapes to create a lattice design.

Watercolour Rugs

These, as the name suggests, replicate abstract brushstrokes or paint splotches.

Oriental Rugs

These are traditional, ornate hand-knotted rugs in several decorative borders, a field pattern and sometimes a central ornate medallion.

Overdyed Rugs

These rugs have patterns that are created by over dyeing with a new colour with the result that light and dark shapes of the original design now show as a faded pattern.

Plaid Rugs

These have a pattern, where transparent perpendicular lines at different widths overlap each other to form squares.

As opposed to patterned rugs, Solid Rugs have a single colour.They will also often use a gradient or ombre effect. The result is a fading effect. Solid rugs might appear to be of one colour but have different tones of another colour to create a “heathered” look. As opposed to patterned rugs, which provide more interest, solid rugs can bring one cohesive look to the room.