Transitional Rugs

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Transitional Area Rugs

Transitional rugs are one of the most versatile home decor pieces because they blend with your other rugs or work as a standalone focal piece in any space. These rugs help homeowners match their decor while adding an element of luxury, comfort, and beauty to any space, from living rooms to kitchens.

Additionally, transitional rugs add a classy and luxurious look to the floor space with their charming designs and high-quality features.

What is a Transitional Rug?

Transitional rugs are an excellent choice for any space because they can help bridge the gap between different rooms and decorating styles. This rug style blends classic and contemporary elements to create a finished piece that goes with numerous furniture pieces and decorative items.

A transitional rug may have classic design elements with modern colors or mix them for a unique look. Many transitional rugs incorporate distressed motifs, colors, and stain-resistant materials into traditional rug designs for a more contemporary feel.

How Are Transitional Rugs Made?

Manufacturers create transitional area rugs in various ways, ranging from hooked rugs to those that are woven flat. As you choose your transitional rug, consider how it is manufactured and how comfortable it will be.

Hooked and Tufted Rugs

During production, the yarns are pushed into the base of the fabric to create loop-hooked and tufted transitional area rugs. The manufacturers then glue the rugs’ backs into the tufts to keep them in place.

The difference between a hooked rug and a tufted rug is the pile or thickness of the rug. The surface pile of tufted rugs is trimmed to create a velvety and dense pile. For hooked carpets, strands remain uncut to maintain shaggy and rounded appearances.

Hand-Knotted Style Rug

The warps, called yarn columns, are strung across a loom to create a hand-knotted style rug. Knots are then formed by weaving the tufts of wool around the warps. It is these knot ends that produce rug pile.

Each knot is individually woven in a specially designed loom to make hand-knotted rugs. A team of weavers secures all knots, ensuring that the rug is high quality. This means hand-knotted rugs are extremely durable and last for years.

Flat-Woven Rugs

Manufacturers create flat-woven rugs by weaving yarn along a warp yarn structure. As a result, the rug’s top and bottom are covered with flat yarn without knots. This technique also makes most flat-woven carpets reversible.

The most well-known flat-woven rug is the kilim, a traditional Middle Eastern design originating from Turkey. Kilims are often made with bright colors and geometric patterns to create beautiful effects.

Why You Need Transitional Rugs

A transitional rug is stylish and an excellent investment, making it a great addition to any space. Many homeowners use transitional rugs throughout their homes for a variety of reasons, including:

Brings Versatility

Since transitional rugs combine the elegance of a traditional carpet with the refreshing vibe of modern rugs, they can be adapted to any trend. Vividly colored or patterned rugs can create a stunning focal point in a room, while lighter color palettes and muted designs blend effortlessly into the furniture and other decorative items.

Transitional carpets are a fantastic option for those who prefer to change their decorating scheme regularly without spending a fortune.

Set the Tone and Mood in a Home

A beautiful transitional rug with a consistent design, texture, and color scheme can set the tone and mood of a room. Choose a transitional piece with modest designs and muted colors such as gray, aqua-turquoise, or blue. This transitional area rug can add a calm, peaceful air to a bedroom or a nursery. Or, add vibrancy to a dining room or kitchen with a red, orange, or yellow rug.

Timelessness and Ultimate Staying Power

Transitional rugs will stand the test of time and endure for decades. Any rug can last between 5 and 15 years, depending on the foot traffic. So if you’re looking for a piece that will last years, a transitional rug is an excellent choice. The longevity of these rugs means you have a long-lasting piece worth the investment.

Where to Place Transitional Area Rugs

Transitional area rugs can be placed anywhere in a house to demarcate spaces and create a sense of unity in your decor. These types of rugs can look great in a room with a mix of traditional and modern furniture. You can place them in any room of your home, but some rugs work better in certain areas than others, depending on the layout of your home. Here are some ideas for where to put transitional rugs:

Create a Pathway

A transitional area rug adds interest and uniformity when moving from one space to another. Consider having a transitional rug that picks up the colors between different mats in separate rooms. For instance, if a living area has a large rug with bright colors and the dining room has a muted rug, a transitional rug that shares a common color or pattern can unify the spaces.

Define a Seating Area

A transitional rug provides a visual separation between different seating zones in a room. For example, putting a coffee or occasional table in the center of a border rug with a simple center design helps determine where to place seats or a small sofa.

Placing a transitional area rug beneath the center of your dining room adds warmth, color, and texture.

Add Variety to Large Rooms

Two or more transitional rugs can add visual complexity to large rooms. In interior spaces, rugs of varying dimensions give a sense of variety and dynamism, while rugs of the same size divide a room in half.

If you want to give your living room a peaceful feeling, place a transitional area rug by the fireplace or at the room's entrance. Transitional area rugs can be placed under your coffee table or sofa for comfort and style.

Use Your Rug as a Wall Hanging

Having a high-quality and well-crafted transitional area rug on your floor and your wall is like having a work of art. A rug hanging on the wall like a tapestry is an attractive focal point that draws attention to the area in which it hangs. It can also be used as a beautiful way to decorate your walls while adding warmth to any room in your home.

If you want to use your rug as a wall hanging, ensure it's proportionate to the room and the other furniture. You also must ensure that it matches other elements in your house, such as accessories like lamps or tables.

Find the Perfect Transitional Area Rug for Your Home

The versatility of transitional area rugs makes them ideal for homes that want to incorporate art and comfort. These rugs can enhance the look of any room, whether used as floor coverings or hung art pieces.

At Rug Goddess, we have a curated collection of handmade, contemporary, and modern transitional area rugs. Find the perfect piece for your interior with our handpicked choice of rugs available.

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    Nourison Silk Shadows SHA16 Silver Grey Area Rug

    Nourison Silk Shadows SHA16 Silver Grey Area Rug made of all natural bamboo silk and the finest New Zealand wool with all the beauty of a reflecting pool that is captured in this luminous abstract design. Shapes shift and ripple across the plush,...

    $979.00 - $7,349.00
  • Nourison Plateau PAE01 Ivory Area Rug

    Nourison Plateau PAE01 Ivory Area Rug

    Nourison Plateau PAE01 Ivory Area Rug allows you to come home to total softness with the beauty of this ivory Plateau area rug. Its subtle neutral and earthtone palette creates subtle yet scintillating stripes, while its hand-knotted texture provides an...

    $159.00 - $3,599.00
  • Nourison Plateau PAE01 Grey Area Rug

    Nourison Plateau PAE01 Grey Area Rug

    Nourison Plateau PAE01 Grey Area Rug has lush, mossy green on grey mixes of color with other earthtones to create the scintillating stripes of this grey Plateau area rug. Inspired by Tibetan rugs, its borderless design adds irresistible warmth and...

    $159.00 - $3,599.00
  • Nourison Plateau PAE01 Blue Area Rug

    Nourison Plateau PAE01 Blue Area Rug

    Nourison Plateau PAE01 Blue Area Rug offers deep blues, golds and ivory to create a scintillating colorplay in the stunning stripes of this Plateau area rug. Inspired by Tibetan rugs, its borderless design adds irresistible warmth and texture to the...

    $159.00 - $3,599.00
  • Kas Gramercy 1636 Natural Gibson Area Rug

    Kas Gramercy 1636 Natural Gibson Area Rug

    Kas Gramercy 1636 Natural Gibson Area Rug enhance your living space with this simply-crafted casual hooked rug. This tone on tone trellis print is a minimalistic transitional rug and will lend itself to effortless design and fit into any lifestyle you...

    $69.00 - $889.00
  • Kas Maui 1342 Ivory/Grey Houndstooth Area Rug

    Kas Maui 1342 Ivory/Grey Houndstooth Area Rug

    Kas Maui 1342 Ivory/Grey Houndstooth Area Rug represents a boho chic free spirit flare we all need in our lives. This soft beige and grey wool rug is hand-woven in India in a flatweave construction adding a versatile neutral design pallette to any...

    $199.00 - $1,039.00
  • Nourison Weston WES01 Silver Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Silver Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Free Shipping & Tax! Nourison Weston WES01 Silver Bamboo/Jute Area Rug is thick, soft, and luxurious, and part of the Weston Collection bringing you an irresistible combination of pleasure and practicality in this modern area rug. This solid silver rug...

    $189.00 - $1,428.00
  • Nourison Weston WES01 Seafoam Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Seafoam Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Free shipping & tax! Nourison Weston WES01 Seafoam Bamboo/Jute Area Rug is thick, soft, and luxurious, and part of the Weston Collection bringing you an irresistible combination of pleasure and practicality in this modern area rug. This solid blue rug is...

    $189.00 - $1,428.00
  • Nourison Weston WES01 Oatmeal Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Oatmeal Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Free shipping & tax! Nourison Weston WES01 Oatmeal Bamboo/Jute Area Rug is thick, soft, and luxurious, and part of the Weston Collection bringing you an irresistible combination of pleasure and practicality in this modern area rug. This solid taupe rug...

    $189.00 - $1,428.00
  • Nourison Weston WES01 Linen Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Linen Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Free Shipping & Tax! Nourison Weston WES01 Linen Bamboo and Jute Area Rug is thick, soft, and luxurious, and part of the Weston Collection bringing you an irresistible combination of pleasure and practicality in this modern area rug. This solid tan rug...

    $189.00 - $1,428.00
  • Nourison Weston WES01 Citron Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Citron Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Citron Bamboo/Jute Area Rug is thick, soft, and luxurious, and part of the Weston Collection bringing you an irresistible combination of pleasure and practicality in this modern area rug. This solid green rug is hand-woven in a...

    $189.00 - $1,428.00
  • Nourison Weston WES01 Charcoal Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Charcoal Bamboo/Jute Area Rug

    Nourison Weston WES01 Charcoal Bamboo/Jute Area Rug is thick, soft, and luxurious, and part of the Weston Collection bringing you an irresistible combination of pleasure and practicality in this modern area rug. This solid grey rug is hand-woven in a...

    $189.00 - $1,428.00

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