Navy Blue Rugs and Accessories

As you may have noticed recent posts have been edging slightly away from grey and towards navy and I note, from the comments I receive (many more on Twitter) that lots of you are going in that direction too.

midnight blue ombre rug from westelm
midnight blue ombre rug from westelm

The other day, I published a post about a silver and grey rug (in leather since you ask) which prompted one reader, Melanie to ask about a dark blue rug.

navy blue and white rug from westelem
navy blue rug from £129

“I wondered if you had ever come across in your travels a rug which blends copper and blue (maybe with some white?) I’ve been rethinking our bedroom and planning on Stiffkey Blue walls with maybe some copper touches and looking for a rug that fits,” she wrote.

navy blue accessories from occa home
navy blue accessories from occa home

A couple of days later, following the 10 Beautiful Rooms post, when I mentioned that I was thinking of replacing the Farrow and Ball Pelt wall in my bathroom (see below) with Stiffkey Blue, Charlotte wrote in to say that she had the tester pot but hadn’t quite summoned up the courage to use it. To which I say Go go go.

farrow and ball pelt purple wall in
photography by Pernille at House of Locations

The only thing I’m waiting for is that the bedroom has some wallpaper in a similar colour (Persian Tulip by Zoffany) and I need to find something fabulous, dramatic and navy blue for that wall…

origins navy rug from rockett st george
origins navy rug from rockett st george

Anyway, I thought I would use today’s post to investigate rugs for Melanie, and anyone else who is thinking of taking the navy plunge and wants to find accessories to go with it.

WovenGround Comfort in blue (lifestyle) m (1)
comfort: blue wool rug from woven ground from £429

Given the lack of copper in rugs I have found, I would suggest buying copper lights (plenty of those about) and changing the flex to a twisted navy blue cord.




Tags : blue rugscoppernavy bluerugsstiffkey
Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. My god, thank you so much! I certainly wasn’t expecting such a personal response….I’m so grateful. I adore all of them but that west elm one at the top looks ABSOLUTELY perfect. A trip to the store may be in order I think which is always a pleasure!

    Once again, thank you for spending time on my query….and with rug in place there’s not much holding me back from going bold with Stiffkey Blue!!

  2. Design House Stockholm have a mat called Björk (Birch). The design is based on the trunks of Birch trees. We have two of them in dark grey. I see they are now available in blue and green as well as the light and dark grey. I just love the blue one and think you will too.

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