We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the grounding touch of a neutral flatweave to the bold impact of a plush red area rug, solid rugs set a versatile foundation which you can build your style on. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection has solid area rugs and runners that are perfect for your home, bringing durability and comfort underfoot with an understated design that can complement your curation.
Not sure where to start when shopping for solid rugs? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best piece to buy for your space.
When to Choose A Solid Color Area Rug
Rugs layer texture, color, and warmth into a space. Sometimes, we want all those elements—just a little less loud. Solid area rugs and runners let you complement the surroundings rather than compete with it. This can be especially important in a space where there is already pattern in play. If your furniture or wallpaper is pattern-forward, for example, a solid rug can complement the palette without creating visual noise.
Color can also be a powerful tool for styling to mood. In a bedroom or relaxing lounge you can use a solid color area rug to set a calmer tone. Something like this Schneider Wool-Blend Rug with its deep blue is the perfect way to create a tranquil foundation. A solid color runner rug on either side of the bed can have the same effect.
In a hallway or kitchen, you might use a bold solid color runner to invite a pop of color that livens a bland space or you could use a more neutral tone to keep the palette balanced and grounded. Good design starts from the ground up, and every element should reflect and elevate the whole.
Which Solid Colored Rug Is Right For Your Space?
It’s good to remember rugs are more than decorative dressing, they’re a functional part of your design. Whether layering in softness and dampening noise or protecting floors and trapping dirt, you want to make sure that you’re not only setting the right tone, you’re bringing in the texture and qualities that suit the space—and that is all about the material.
Solid Color Wool Rugs
Wool is a natural fiber that is both durable and resilient, good for placement throughout your home. In solid colors, wool rugs make a great anchor for a living room or bedroom. A wool rug with a high-low pile design like our Raita Hand-Knotted Wool Rug by Sarah Sherman Samuel can be the perfect way to layer in texture with a subtle touch of pattern. Cotton rugs and woolen blends can also provide a natural touch underfoot. Though less durable than other materials, cotton tends to hold dye well, so it is a great material for solid color rugs.
Solid Color Natural Fiber Rugs
Similar to a mixed pile design, a jute rug can be a great way to bring in a solid tone with a touch of texture for visual interest that doesn’t overwhelm— as in this Hariette Jute Rug. Jute and other natural fiber rugs hold up well to wear making them good for high-traffic areas though may not be the best choice in areas where moisture is a concern. They most feature a raw, neutral tone–perfect for grounded curations—although you can find beautiful options across the palette.
Solid Color Performance Rugs
Performance rugs do well in high-traffic locations and outdoor spaces as they are durable and easy to clean. If you’re looking for a solid color runner rug for a hallway or kitchen, performance fibers might be the perfect choice. Although it’s good to note—whether you’re styling a solid color area rug or a solid color runner—these designs do not hide stains and dirt as well as a patterned rug. If this is a concern, a solid color rug in a darker tone can be better for concealing mishaps and debris.
For more valuable tips on different materials and construction—and how to measure your room for a rug—check out our rug guide.
However you style it, a solid rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Rugs are essential for creating a beautiful and inviting space, and solid designs set a versatile ground that can complement a wide variety of curations. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational layer of decor to build on your home's look.
When you shop rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that fold into the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less