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7 Chic Black and White Rugs and How to Style Them

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Timeless, bold and effortlessly glamorous, black and white rugs are the easiest way to make a dramatic statement in your space. And it’s not only that: these rugs are also versatile—they complement almost any room theme or decor. 

“A black and white rug is extremely versatile and will sit well with a number of interior styles, including modern or traditional spaces,” says Nicola Croughan, interior specialist for Blinds Direct. “Many people worry about using dramatic dark tones such as black, but used right, black rugs can transform a room into a stylish, sophisticated dream.” 

Styling With Black and White Rugs

Decorating with black and white themes may be daunting at first. If you’re a little unsure how to go about it, here are a few tips from Nicole to get started.

Pro Tip #1: Keep it monochromatic.

“Add other black accessories like lamp shades, blinds, cushions or even ornaments to keep your room looking grounded.” 

Pro Tip #2: If you want it as your focal point, pair it with white and pale neutrals.

“If you want a classy yet subtle decor then look towards shades of white and pale neutrals. This will allow your rug to be the focal point and to make a statement.” 

Pro Tip #3: Make a bold accent.

Adding splashes of colour around the room whether it be a subtle cushion or a bold statement wall, will create a playful and unique space. 

Pro Tip #4: Mind the pattern.

“If your black and white rug has a bold pattern on it, for example, a geometric pattern, make sure to keep the rest of your room family plain to prevent clashing patterns.”

Our Best-Selling Black and White Rugs

If you’re in the market for a black rug with white, off-white, ivory or cream touches, below are our favorites. 

1. Linear Aztec Black Rug

Looking for a statement rug? This black and white Aztec-inspired rug features interesting geometric patterns that keep the eye moving.

Black and White Linear Aztec Rug

2. Hudson Stripe Black Rug

This rug features a modern twist on the classic nautical stripe—a minimalist design that offers maximum drama.

Black and White Hudson Stripe Rug

3. Buffalo Plaid Black and White Rug

If stark contrast isn't your thing, go for a soft black and creme combo to keep the mood warm. A black and white checkered or buffalo plaid rug keeps things interesting in your space without overpowering the rest of your decor.

Black and White Checkered Buffalo Plaid Rug

4. Posy Black & White Rug

For a more feminine touch, this rug design uses small white florals on a bed of black background to soften the high-contrast look.

Black and White Floral Rug

5. Zebra Black Rug

One part wild, one part exotic, this zebra-print rug instantly commands attention and energizes an otherwise neutral space.

Black and White Zebra Animal Print Rug

6. Moroccan Illi Off-White Rug

If you want something more white than black, this modern Moroccan-style rug perfectly exudes fun and minimalistic all at once. 

Black and White Moroccan Rug

7. Diamond Dalia Black Rug

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this design. This black and white diamond rug can instantly heighten the sophistication of any space.

Black and White Diamond Rug


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