The 12 best minimalist rugs that fit into sophisticated and soothing schemes

The Livingetc team has found the 12 best minimalist rugs which add warmth and character without detracting from the overall look of your calming aesthetic

Lulu & Georgia, DWR, Ruggable & Wayfair
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Minimalistic design has been praised by interior designers, architects, and artists for its ability to balance interiors, bringing peace and serenity into schemes. The same applies to rugs, these refined objects place importance on the negative space within a design. Their superpower lies in their simplicity. 

To help you get closer to finding your perfect rug, you can take a look at our best rugs feature for our favorite finds and expert advice. We’ve scoured the best home décor stores and found our favorite minimal rug designs to help you find your perfect piece. From elegant outdoor options to crisp and colorful designs, these are our favorite minimalist rugs.

Best Colorful Minimalist Rugs

Best Neutral Minimalist Rugs

Best Geometric Minimalist Rugs

Best Outdoor Minimalist Rugs

How do I choose a small space rug?

Smaller spaces are part of life and whilst they can seem more daunting when it comes to design, they don't have to be. There are a wealth of rug styles that can help your room feel lighter, more open, and most importantly, bigger. “If you don’t have much space either pick a neutral or a fun pop of color. Make the rug as big as you can to create a larger sense of space,” says, rug expert and fiber artist Rosemary Hallgarten. 

Taking Hallgarten's advice into account, it's important to make sure you measure your space correctly and identify the right rug size before you start searching for your perfect piece. That way, when it arrives, the desired effect is guaranteed. 

Writer and design expert Faaizah Shah is the founder of The Interiors Consultancy. She has worked with designers such as Staffan Tollgard and design houses such as Sanderson to help them understand and communicate their narratives. She is known for crafting engaging stories and imaginative content, and understanding great decor from her years alongside some of the best creatives in the industry. She is also a contributor to Livingetc.