Save or Splurge: Graphic Monochrome Rug

black and white rugs
black and white rugs

Week two of the new series: Boom/Bust and this week we are looking at monochrome rugs. Black and white is still a strong colour combination and will be a continuing trend next season. Of course for some it never went away no matter what the fashion forecasters say. The joy of monochrome is that you can mix it with any other colour to make it completely your own; blush or neon pink, Hermes orange or lime green. Even shades of grey are enlived with strong black and white patterns.

And that’s the other great thing about monochrome. It works briliantly with strong geometric patterns and that’s the other great story of the moment. So, ( I feel I should say) without further ado:



Key Wool Dhurrie from Westelm £499 (244cm x 305cm)

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black and white key wool dhurrie from westelm is £499


The Lappljung rug from Ikea is made from polypropylene and is £75 (200cm x 300cm)

black and white geometric rug ikea
black and white geometric rug from ikea for £75

And one for the middle ground… do we call that Boost? or Bum?

Anyway it’s the Serengeti from the Plantation Rug Company and costs £100 for 120cm x 180cm. It did exist in a larger size (150cm x 230cm but there are none left). You can find this size at Heals

geometric black and white rug plantation company
geometric black and white rug plantation company

So there we have this week’s Boom, Bust or Boost. Which will you choose? If you’re new to the series, last week we featured brass lamps

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Kate Watson-Smyth

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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.