A braided area rug's quaint charm and pleasing texture brings a comforting touch to any space. During the early days of American colonization, braided rugs gained popularity for their efficient reuse of textile scraps and ability to help insulate drafty homes. Centuries later, these iconic floor coverings are still a favorite, but new fabric choices have modernized the styles available.
Contemporary Fabric Options
These days you can still find cotton and wool braided rugs for a more traditional country feel that looks beautiful sprawled across wooden floors, or you can take a fresh approach to the classic with an offbeat fiber choice. A braided jute rug complements rustic decor, or adds contrast to a modern home, while a chenille accent rug is a snuggly bedside addition.
Size and Shape Selection
Fiber type isn't the only option you have when settling on the right choice for your braided rug. Depending on the room being decorating, different sizes and shapes can be considered as well.
As for shape, braided oval rugs unify dens or other intimate areas, whereas cornered rugs (rectangles, squares and runners) might appear slightly more formal. No matter what style you select, colorful braided rugs are sure to add interest to your space.