The Rug Pattern That Can Work Pretty Much Anywhere (And 10 Rooms That Prove It)

updated Sep 11, 2019
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Earlier this year we wrote about a super versatile (and sort of surprising) rug color that can work in nearly any room. But did you know there’s also a particular rug pattern that can totally work in any style of room, too? The proof is in these ten lovely rooms of all different sizes, types and styles.

It’s black and white stripes!

It’s such a bold combination of colors — black and white — and it creates a strong, visually exciting contrast. It’s a classic pattern and color palette and just the perfect dose of drama underfoot for nearly any kind of room you can think of.

The incredible thing about black and white stripes is how versatile they can be — choose thin stripes or thick ones. An even distribution or a more random pattern. Each black and white striped rug out there can have a different personality — but you can be assured that it’ll work in your home’s style!

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See more of this room → Relaxed, Organic Style Meets Modern Lines

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See more of this room → A Super Small Studio Apartment in Beijing

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See more of this room → A “Joyfully Minimal” Chicago Apartment

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See more of this room → A Seattle Mid-Century Home in the Woods

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See more of this room → A Handmade South Austin Home

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