I’m often asked to recommend Scandinavian home decor items – things like furniture, bedding, rugs and accessories. So I thought I would start sharing any new home decor collections that catch my eye. To start with I recently came across some beautiful new Scandinavian rugs by Nordic Knots that I think you’re going to love.
Nordic Knots rugs are inspired by the beauty of Nordic light, colours and landscape. Much like all Scandinavian design, these rugs are designed to be functional with a minimal aesthetic. The rugs are made of high quality materials with a timeless design that’s made to last.
Rugs have the ability to pull a room together and make it look cohesive. The right rug will add warmth, texture and a cosiness to your room. In my book, rugs are a must in nearly every room of the home. When choosing a rug, you need to consider the size, shape and colour. These rugs that I’ve picked out come in neutral tones and a range of sizes so you’ll have plenty to choose from. If you’re still unsure, you can read these tips on how to choose a rug.
The first of the new collection rugs that caught my eye was the grid collection. Grids are a pattern that often feature in Scandi design because of their minimalist yet warm aesthetic. They are both modern and timeless. Nordic Knots have taken this pattern and created rugs in three colours as pictured above. Their grid design is subtle yet unexpected as the lines don’t join in the middle.
Of the three colours, the dusty white-cream combo is the subtlest as the grid pattern is almost the same colour as the rug rather than having lines in a contrasting colour. The other two colours are bolder with their black grid lines. All are beautiful so choosing a colour comes down to personal choice and what would work best in your home with your existing decor.
For something a bit more organic and for those of you who like a touch of colour, the Monolith collection could be the one. These two rugs are inspired by the silhouettes of a 1400 year old mystical monument made up of 59 massive boulders. This monument is found on the southern tip of Skåne in Sweden, next to the baltic sea. The shapes are reminiscent of the boulders while the colours are inspired by the charcoal stones, the surrounding dusty fields and the blue ocean.
Both the rugs have a shaggy textured wool weave giving them a cosy and warm feel. The subtle touches of colour add further warmth and are ideal if you want a hint of colour in your room, without it being overpowering. Of the two designs, I’m most drawn to the second with the pale blush and grey tones contrasted with the bold black.
Angular shapes inspired by geometric and mathematical forms adorn this collection of two rugs. Danish contemporary artist Carsten Beck Nielsen ‘paints’ geometric shapes with a shaggy hand-knotted wool pile on a flat-woven wool canvas to create art on rugs. Because art doesn’t belong only on your walls.
This collection comes in two colours – a bold black and a more muted beige. The bold black is a real statement rug which would look stunning in a minimalist home where you want a stand out piece. The beige version is more subtle and would work in many homes. I ‘m especially loving the contrast of using both shaggy wool pile and flat-woven wool to add lots of texture and warmth to a space.
I’ve picked out my favourites from Nordic Knots new collection of Scandinavian rugs but there are lots more designs to choose from.