Rugs on Walls: a cosy trend that we love

Wall Rugs

Rugs are great! In fact, we love rugs so much, we’ve decided to start putting them on our walls as well as on our floors. Rugs as wall décor isn’t anything new, by any means, but we think they’re underutilised in a lot of contemporary homes. So let’s take a look at why we love this trend.

Don’t miss our guide on choosing the right rug for your home.

Rugs Add Colour

Rugs can add colour to your floors, but they can add colour to your walls too! Most rugs display bold colours and patterns and it seems a shame to keep those eye-catching details underfoot where we might never even see them. Putting them on your walls means making them a focal piece in your home.


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Rugs Add Warmth

We love the warm and cosy vibe a rug can bring to a space. On your walls, they can act as an extra layer of insulation, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Longer, shag-style rugs can feel wonderful underfoot, but if you mount them on your walls, their high-pile design interacts with gravity to create an interesting and dynamic finish. Almost like a waterfall or a snowstorm caught in time.


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Rugs add Texture

High-pile rugs add a unique texture to your walls. They can seemingly almost envelop you as you lean against them. They’re not the only kind of rugs with texture, though. Natural materials like jute and sisal are perfect for adding an organic accent to your space. On your walls, these kinds of designs can soften a look. While they’re not literally as soft as cotton or polypropylene, they add a natural homeyness to an aesthetic that oozes I-woke-up-like-this style for your home.


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Rugs as Finishing

Wall paper is tricky to put up and you have to make sure it’s all lined up perfectly and sometimes you even need a professional to do it for you. A big rug can be so much easier. A large, over-sized rug, mounted on your wall can act as a very, very thick wall paper. Your walls are softer (great if you’re accident-prone or if you have young ones in the house) and they’re stylish too! Not to mention, you can always take the rug off the wall and put it back on your floor if you like to make switching up the look easy.

Rugs chill zone

So will this trend stay? Will we still have rugs on our walls years from now? Who’s to say? But we sure love the bold look in our interiors with some wall rugs. What do you think?

Paige Riddiford is a writer and editor from NSW with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong. When not writing, Paige is often found reading, baking cakes, playing video games, or binging whatever's new on Netflix.