For a long time, rugs felt like a thing of the past, but in recent years, they’ve quickly gained their popularity again! In almost every home magazine or IG feed, you can see so many people play with textures and coloured rugs to liven up their home space! Rugs can truly transform a room and once you find one you’ll love, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!
Did you know that many of the rugs you come across online or in-store are inspired by the famous art area of Art Moderne? Art Moderne consists of horizontal designs that emphasize movement and sleekness. It follows closely with the era of Art Deco, while still having its own differences. If you love the styles of Art Moderne, here are a few rugs that are sure to catch your eye!
Art Moderne is a design style that emerged from the 1930s and 1940s. It was originated in America, but the style was typically developed by immigrants who came overseas from Europe (majority of France). Art Moderne took the styles of the Art Deco era and incorporated the new styles of 1930s America!
This style is bigger, bolder, and brassier than anything we’ve ever seen during the Art Deco period. The furniture is much more pared or stripped down, making all the more prominent its geometric outline, especially the well-known swelling curve like a teardrop or torpedo furniture. Moderne furniture often conveys a sense of motion and its pieces never seem skimpy, thanks to the sensuality of their rounded, curvaceous forms.
This design also emphasizes on low, horizontal lines rather than verticality. Although, some Art Moderne designers would often incorporate a series of escalating levels into their designs. This allowed the incorporation of both horizontal lines and verticality into a single design!
Picking Out Your Own Art Moderne Inspired Rug
If this style of design is calling your name and you want an easy way to implement Art Moderne designs into your home rug, here are a few things to look out for:
- Horizontal Lines
- Bold Colours
- Geometric Shapes
- Different textures and materials
Rugs tend to usually be a personalized element within your home. Playing with Art Moderne-inspired rugs can really up your home decor game and show some homage to the Art Moderne design era!
Crate and Barrel – Geometric Print Performance Rug 5’x8′
Smallable – AFKliving
1stDIBS – Luna Stripes Ochre Handwoven Modern Wool Rug, Carpet and Durrie
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