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85 Quirky Carpet Designs

From Recycled Jean Part Rugs to Vibrant Taxidermy Carpets

— July 24, 2015 — Art & Design
When it comes to decorating your home, these quirky carpet designs serve as a great way to add a touch of personality to any room. While most people overlook the importance of a good area rug, these textiles can serve as the central focal point in a space. Whether you want to show off your love for your favorite movie or you want to showcase your minimalist style, these quirky carpet designs are sure to inspire you.

One of the most interesting innovations in carpet design is the way rugs have become integrated with other elements in the room. Instead of functioning as stand-alone pieces, designers have managed to make carpets a functioning part of a space. Some interesting examples of integrated carpet designs include deceptive carpet sofas, table-encompassing rugs and folded carpet coffee tables

If you prefer a more traditional carpet design, there are quirky rugs that let you show off your style through the use of bight colors, unorthodox shapes and interesting textures. Many carpet designs have strayed away from the classic rectangle to include circular shapes and even interlocking designs. Beyond unusual shapes, there are also carpets that play with different textures, including crocheted wool, upcycled denim and even wood pulp.
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Fair Trade-Produced Rugs
Fair Trade-Produced Rugs
These Handmade Rugs were Created with Tibetan Carpet Making Techniques
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84
Fish-Shaped Carpets
Fish-Shaped Carpets
Kala by Maija Puoskari is a Play on Traditional Animal Hide Rugs
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83
Captivating Camo Rugs
Captivating Camo Rugs
The Distinct Life x Spilled 'Welcome' Rug Breathes Luxury and Art
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82
Expansive Pulp Rugs
Expansive Pulp Rugs
The A4 Paper Carpet by We Make Carpets Looks Like an Icy Lake
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81
Interactive Carpet Displays
Interactive Carpet Displays
Miguel Chevalier Presents the Magic Carpets 2014 Exhibit in Morocco
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80
Hue-Fading Rugs
Hue-Fading Rugs
The Luis Nascimento 'Gradient' Rug is Crafted with Care
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79
Heroic Frozen Carbonite Rugs
Heroic Frozen Carbonite Rugs
This Han Solo Rug Uses One of the Most Iconic Scenes for Inspiration
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78
Galactic Carpet Collections
Galactic Carpet Collections
Jan Kath's Spacecrafted Range Boasts Graphic Rug Products
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77
Diamond-Inspired Outdoor Rugs
Diamond-Inspired Outdoor Rugs
MARQUIS by Jose Manuel Ferrero is Made for Patios
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76
Art-Adapted Carpet Decor
Art-Adapted Carpet Decor
These Printed Silk Rugs Mimic Painted Art Pieces
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75
Mixed-Material Diamond Rugs
Mixed-Material Diamond Rugs
Oliver Treutlein and Davide Rizzo Design a Contemporary Carpet
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74
Cosmically Organic Carpets
Cosmically Organic Carpets
Schönstaub Designs Scenic Rugs Inspired by Contemporary Themes
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73
Understated Persian Rugs
Understated Persian Rugs
Samuel Accoceberry's Persy Rug Collection is Subtly Ornate
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72
Floral Mod Decor
Floral Mod Decor
The Evelyn Rug from Joss and Main Adds a Pop of Colour to Modern Interiors
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71
Paint-Splattered Rugs
Paint-Splattered Rugs
Tai Ping Carpets Showcases Abstract Visuals and Free-Flowing Paint
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70
Stepping Stone Rugs
Stepping Stone Rugs
The Pebble Mat is a Smooth Alternative to Traditional Carpets
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69
Modernist Rug Accessories
Modernist Rug Accessories
The Blue Block Rug from CB2 Resembles a Mark Rothko Painting
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68
Sustainable Interiors
Sustainable Interiors
Interface Believes in All Ps: People, Process, Product, Place and Profits
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67
Charitable Knotted Rugs
Charitable Knotted Rugs
Madeline Weinrib's Rug Design for the Mala Project Aids Kids in India
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66
Geeky Galactic Carpets
Geeky Galactic Carpets
These Intergalactic Carpets by Schönstaub Feature a Bold Space Print
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65
Crocheted Mosaic Carpets
Crocheted Mosaic Carpets
This Pixel Flower Rug from CB2 is a Fresh Take on Tradition
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64
Lunar Footprint Rugs
Lunar Footprint Rugs
Permafrost Studio's Giant Leap Rug Celebrates the First Ever Moon Walk
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63
Playfully Dotted Bath Rugs
Playfully Dotted Bath Rugs
Add Some Humorous Touches to Your Bathroom Accessories with This Guide
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62
Deceptively Creased Carpets
Deceptively Creased Carpets
Folded Tones by Enoch Liew Embraces Optical Illusions
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61
Table-Encompassing Rugs
Table-Encompassing Rugs
The Cassette Carpet Features Slits for Slotting in Side Tables
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60
Rainbow Pinwheel Rugs
Rainbow Pinwheel Rugs
The Spin Carpets Make Vibrant and Whimsical Additions to a Drab Room
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59
Circular Celestial Carpets
Circular Celestial Carpets
This Surreal Lunar Blue Rug Will Have You Dancing on The Moon
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58
Self-Cleaning Surfaces
Self-Cleaning Surfaces
Synthetic Biology Explores the Possibilities of Programmable Bacteria
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57
Dark Basement Mats
Dark Basement Mats
This Eerie Carpet Looks Like Your Heading into a Sinister Space
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56
Cassette Carpet Decor
Cassette Carpet Decor
The A Tape Doormat from Retailer Meninos is 80s Inspired
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55
Chromatic Paper Rugs
Chromatic Paper Rugs
The Scholten & Baijings Paper Carpet Adds a Delicate Touch to Any Home
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54
Sculptural Geometric Rugs
Sculptural Geometric Rugs
Elisa Strozyk's Colored Wooden Rugs Adopt Unusual Shapes
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53
Interlocked Modular Rugs
Interlocked Modular Rugs
The Tapperello Rug is a Modular System That Offers Contemporary Decor
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52
Op-Art Rug Designs
Op-Art Rug Designs
Hatch Hub's Wedge Rug Plays with Perspective to Appeal Three-Dimensional
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51
Geometric Animal-Shaped Rugs
Geometric Animal-Shaped Rugs
These Rugs by Elissa Medina Mix Traditional and Contemporary Styles
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50
Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
These Eco-Friendly Modular Carpets Can Be Adjusted & Re-Sized
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49
Quilled Paper Carpets
Quilled Paper Carpets
Artist Lisa Nilsson Recreates the Intricacy of Persian Rugs with Paper
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48
Spunky Modular Carpets
Spunky Modular Carpets
kinder GROUND Turns the Consumer into the Designer
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47
Painting-Inspired Rugs
Painting-Inspired Rugs
The Tea Hug Carpet by Estudio Guto Requena is Born Out of a Complex Process
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46
Angular Topography Interiors
Angular Topography Interiors
The Conarte Library by Anagrama Encourages Creative Learning
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45
Geometric Artistic Flooring
Geometric Artistic Flooring
This Patterned Hardwood Floor Tiles Series is Colorful and Bold
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44
Contemporary Carpet Tables
Contemporary Carpet Tables
This Unique Table Design Also Doubles Up as a Floor Rug
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43
Faux Animal Skin Decor
Faux Animal Skin Decor
Etsy's Romawinkel Shop Creates a Clever Heirloom Tiger Blanket
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42
Fall-Detecting Rugs
Fall-Detecting Rugs
The SensFloor by Future Shape Calls for Assistance in Emergency Situations
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41
Candy-Covered Streets
Candy-Covered Streets
China's Sweet as One Installation is Made of 13 Tons of Wrapped Candy
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40
Wonderfully Warped Carpets
Wonderfully Warped Carpets
Artist Faig Ahmed Experiments with the Art of Traditional Textiles
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39
Magic Carpet Couches
Magic Carpet Couches
This Japanese Couch Design Looks Like a Floating Magic Carpet
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38
Colorful Geometric Carpets
Colorful Geometric Carpets
The New Friends for Anthropologie Collection is Fresh and Contemporary
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37
Designer Denim House Rugs
Designer Denim House Rugs
These Area Rugs are Made Using Only Patches from Jean Brands
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36
Bear Puzzle Rugs
Bear Puzzle Rugs
Permafrost Studio's Bear Rug Features Tessellating Shapes & Hugging Bears
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35
Carpet Confection Decor
Carpet Confection Decor
The Cupcake Rug from Shopjeen Satisfies One's Sweet Tooth
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34
Circular Space Carpets
Circular Space Carpets
This Star Wars Rug is Shaped To Look Like the Death Star Superweapon
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33
Revamped Vintage Rug Collections
Revamped Vintage Rug Collections
The Golran Decolorized Carpet Line Makes the Old New Again
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32
Illusionary Rug Designs
Illusionary Rug Designs
Rita Botelho and Philipp Grundhofer's Nothing to Hide Rug is Modern
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31
Color Illusion Rugs
Color Illusion Rugs
Interwoven Techniques by Raw Edges Creates Stunning Designs
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30
Busily Patterned Carpets
Busily Patterned Carpets
The Grounded Floor Mat Collection by Domestic Construction are Dynamic
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29
Intergalactic Area Rugs
Intergalactic Area Rugs
The Millennium Falcon Area Rug Gears You Up for the Next Film
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28
Psychedelic Striped Flooring
Psychedelic Striped Flooring
Jim Lambie Uses Vibrant Tape to Create Striped Floor Designs
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27
X-Accented Area Rugs
X-Accented Area Rugs
These Kisses Carpets Bring Sweet and Colorful Details to Your Interior Decor
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26
Hand-Drawn Prayer Rugs
Hand-Drawn Prayer Rugs
These Muslim Prayer Rugs are Made of Paper And Bic Pens
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25
Topographic Rug Decor
Topographic Rug Decor
Chen Chen & Kai Williams Create Vibrant and Artistic Carpet Designs
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24
Chocolatey Area Rugs
Chocolatey Area Rugs
The Candybar Carpet Reproduces Textile Designs in Intricately Arranged Treats
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23
Role Play Themed Carpets
Role Play Themed Carpets
This Critical Hit Rug From Middle of Beyond is Perfect for D & D Fans
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22
Deceptive Carpet Sofas
Deceptive Carpet Sofas
Alessandro Isola Designs a Functional Couch that belongs in 'Aladdin'
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21
Soft Time-Travelling Rugs
Soft Time-Travelling Rugs
This TARDIS-Inspired Doctor Who Decor Makes for Quirky Interiors
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20
Modern Artistic Rugs
Modern Artistic Rugs
The One Love Collection by Woven Accents is Vibrant and Abstract
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19
Fruit-Made Carpets
Fruit-Made Carpets
The Kenzo 2014 Menswear Preview Displayed a Rug Made of Fruit
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18
Topographic Carpet Creations
Topographic Carpet Creations
These Rugs by Roosmarijn Pallandt Mimic Textural Landscapes
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17
Time Zone-Themed Rugs
Time Zone-Themed Rugs
This Funky Rug Design Will Portray Your Wanderlust
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16
Graphic Design-Inspired Furniture
Graphic Design-Inspired Furniture
Matt W. Moore Has Started the Core Deco Company
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15
Vertigo-Inducing Carpets
Vertigo-Inducing Carpets
Watch Your Step on This Optical Illusion Rug
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14
LED-Embedded Rugs
LED-Embedded Rugs
Light Transmissive Carpets by Philips Provide Illuminated Guidance on Floor
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13
Cozy Carpet Seating
Cozy Carpet Seating
The Winter Passing Chair Keeps Your Feet Warm While You Relax
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12
Illuminated Carpets
Illuminated Carpets
The Dolphin Glowy Rug is a Fun Way to Light up a Kid's Bedroom
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11
Vibrant Taxidermy Carpets
Vibrant Taxidermy Carpets
The Felt Pinata Skin Rug by SomeRabbits is a Fun Party Decoration
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10
Crocheted Breakfast Rugs
Crocheted Breakfast Rugs
The 'Egg Rugg' is Perfect for Homeowners Who Enjoy Morning Meals
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9
Exotic Home Decor
Exotic Home Decor
The Christian Lacroix Home Collection is Eclectically Rich and Bold
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8
Humorous Recording Rugs
Humorous Recording Rugs
These High Cotton Doormats Make Fun of Standard On-Hold Phone Recordings
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7
Discriminatory Entrance Rugs
Discriminatory Entrance Rugs
This Rude Doormat Turns Hippies Away at the Door
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6
Spirit-Summoning Furniture
Spirit-Summoning Furniture
The Ouija Board Coffee Table and Carpet Makes Your Space Creepy
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5
Street Wear-Branded Rugs
Street Wear-Branded Rugs
This BAPE Rug Features the Iconic Ape Head Mascot
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4
Communal Creative Carpets
Communal Creative Carpets
Domestic Gathering by Stephanie Langard Boasts a Bonfire in the Middle
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3
Folded Carpet Coffee Tables
Folded Carpet Coffee Tables
Alessandro Isola Creates a Practical Table
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2
Melting Rug Sculptures
Melting Rug Sculptures
Faig Ahmed Remixes Tradition With his Contemporary Carpet Art
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1
Recycled Jean Part Rugs
Recycled Jean Part Rugs
Polytuft's Rug Makes Use of Labels from Recycled Jeans
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