Turkish kilims — the highly patterned, brightly colored, flatwoven rugs — are nothing new, but just recently they've started cropping up in homes all over. Their colorful style makes them a beautiful complement to more minimal, modern furnishings, and they're a great way to bring a little texture into a room. Here are some of our favorite examples of spaces with kilim rugs.
Above: many kilims are brightly colored, but you can also buy older, more faded ones if you prefer soft, desatured colors. This living room, covered in layered kilims in subtle hues, is by interior designer Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs, spotted on SF Girl by Bay. (Photographed by Amy Bartlam.)
When we published this tour of Mark's Houston home, every commenter wanted to know: where did he get that great rug? It's a Turkish kilim, purchased from Ebay.
The pattern here is a bit more subtle, but the effect is no less dramatic. Spotted on The Bower Birds.
Another bright kilim in a home by Jessica Helgerston Interior Design.
This rug really ties the room together. Spotted on Design Manifest.
Lively zigzags brighten up a space from Bolig.
These slightly more somber hues are a good fit for the bedroom in Katie's Hillside Bungalow.
A cheerful kilim in Natalie and Kevin's Perfect Parkdale Perch.
A kilim rug in the bathroom? Well, why not? (Kilims are flatwoven, which makes them a good choice for the kitchen, too.) As seen on The Socialite Family.
A turkish kilim in a dining room from Style Me Pretty.
That rug and those old, weathered cabinets — texture loves texture. From Hither and Thither.
P.S. Looking for sources for kilim rugs? Find them here.