Scandinavian style has some unmistakable characteristics. The light-wood finishes and clean lines. The modern touches and thoughtful, inviting decor. The geometric designs that are minimal yet oh-so-cool. And, of course, the plush textures that lend a feeling of hygge to any space.
To complete this look, we think that Scandinavian-style rugs are definitely in order. When shopping for a Nordic-inspired rug, keep your eye out for sumptuous, soft textures; neutral colors; and abstract, linear designs. From good ol' IKEA to design houses that specialize in making rugs an art form, here are 13 options that are guaranteed to warm up your space.
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The little angular designs on this Scandinavian rug are charming yet completely contemporary. We can just imagine it laying on the floor of a modern cabin.
This area rug balances a busy geometric pattern with a muted gray and cream color, adding an instant touch of Scandinavian style to any floor. Despite an intricate pattern, this rug doesn't overwhelm other furniture, pairing excellently with a pop-of-color couch.
Urban Outfitters paired soft arches with a soft, tufted cotton when making its Modern Hilo Rug. The clean lines and bright, natural color make this a must for a Scandinavian home needing a little extra comfort. While white best fits the Scandi style, it's also available in a rich dark rust.
It's always a score if rugs can go indoors and outdoors, and it's even more of a bonus if they're incredibly chic too. This two-tone, handwoven option with a graphic design conveys Scandinavian style in durable materials.
This rug features 1-inch-thick wool shag, giving it a cushiony feel under the feet. While the geometric pattern might be overwhelming on something shorter, the longer shag allows the dark diamonds to disappear (though not completely) into the white, giving the pattern this barely-there quality.
Featuring lines and shapes, this rug will add a little pattern without being too loud. Shoppers note that this one is "easy to care for," "the perfect amount of flat and fuzzy," and "great quality."
Created by Etsy artisan FHYGGE, this Scandinavian rug showcases a stunning braided design. Because the creator keeps the rest of the rug simple — opting for just one color and a braided pattern — this acts as a neutral piece in any space.
Serena & Lily brought together the softness of wool with the relaxed feel of lived-in denim with the Ryder rug. This option is hand woven, meaning that no two rugs will be exactly alike. Pair that with the worn-in denim and you've got an effortless area rug with a vintage-inspired look.
This Scandinavian area rug is more like a work of art than something that simply goes under your feet. With its abstract design and wool texture, it will bring instant Scandinavian style into bedrooms and living rooms alike.
You'll want to dig your toes into this supple and luxurious Scandinavian rug all day long, and the classic color of this sheepskin will easily blend into any space.
Scandinavian style is often marked by cross designs, communicating a minimal, European feel. Capture that look with this black and cream rug for a subtle pop of contrast.
Simple stripes. Black and white. You literally can't go wrong with this IKEA find, and you can't beat the price either.
There isn't a whole lot that's cooler than this gridded rug from Nordic Knots. The quality and design are pretty unbeatable, with each one handcrafted of wool sourced from New Zealand.