Why This Rug Style is Still Trending on Pinterest

published Jul 10, 2019
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They say that trends come and go, but have you ever noticed that some fads have a longer lifespan than others? 

Take the gray and white Beni Ourain rug trend, for example. Many moons ago, we told you this effortlessly chic rug was the trend to invest in. Now, five years later, the fad is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the trend has only gotten bigger. Not only does every store from West Elm to Wayfair have their own take on this style, but the rug is flooding our Pinterest feeds. 

So what gives? Why are Beni Ourain rugs still a thing? 

While every design enthusiast has their own reasons for choosing their décor—yes, including their rugs—we can’t help but suspect this style’s versatility has kept it relevant for so many years. Whether you want to warm up a sleek minimalist space or pile on the patterns in your bohemian abode, a Beni Ourain rug can adapt to whatever room it’s in. 

Don’t believe us? Check out how this trend looks awesome in five different rooms. 

1. Mid-Century Masterpiece 

Attention all mid-century enthusiasts: Yes, a Beni Ourain can look good in your space, too. In this Ann Arbor home tour, the rug’s low-key geometric pattern pairs nicely with the space’s angular sofa. And, as far as we’re concerned, a gray and yellow color combination never goes out of style. 

2. Au Naturale 

As much as we love neutrals, we have to admit these shades can run the risk of looking sterile. The trick, as Kathy Davies’ house tour shows, is adding some textures to the mix. In this room, the Beni Ourain rug ties all the neutral tones together while adding some warmth to the space.

3. Subtle Statement 

Admittedly, a gray and white Beni Ourain rug isn’t the boldest style we’ve ever seen. However, if you pair the rug with soft pastels, it can act as a statement piece without commanding too much attention. Let this Detroit house tour show you how it’s done! 

4. Bohemian Rhapsody 

If you have a “more is more” design aesthetic, you need to add a Beni Ourain rug to your space, stat. This eclectic Santa Barbara, California space does not shy away from bright colors, bold patterns, and textures. Instead of competing with the rest of the room, this rug acts as the cherry on top of a style sundae. 

5. The Balancing Act

Chances are, your space doesn’t follow only one design style. So how do you pair your mid-century sofa with your raw wood coffee table? With one of these rugs, of course. Take a cue from this Delaware house tour and let your Beni Ourain rug anchor the rest of the space.