Ok, so if you happened to see my post yesterday and were trying to guess what item in the room I was drooling over ... it was the RUG! I've had Beni Ourain-style rugs on the brain lately, they just seem to work so well in sooo many different spaces. It's likely that you've seen these rugs pop up just about everywhere lately, but in case you are curious, they originate from the Atlas mountains in Morocco where the Beni Ourain tribe handmade them from lush wool trimmed from the sheep they raised. These Moroccan rugs lack color, and instead it's their geometric black and cream patterns that take center stage. Originally, Beni Ourain rugs were used as blankets, but here in the Western world their main use has been as floor coverings. Let's take a look at a few more examples:
left unknown; right A House in the Hills
left Small Shop; right Jenna Lyons
Now the real deal can set you back several thousand dollars, but those of us on a tight decorating budget can rejoice with all the Beni-style rugs out there these days. Below are my favorites from Rugs USA, some are beni-inspired rugs, some are legit, all at a range of prices:
I'm pretty head over heels for the Tuscan Moroccan Shag, and right now it's on sale for 50%! And considering that this little girl has been fully house-trained for some time now ....
I think it might just be time for a new living room rug! ;)