If You Invest In One Type of Rug This Summer, This Should Be It

Updated 07/03/19

Katie Charlotte; DESIGN: Cortney Bishop Design

While winter is the time to stock up on layers—for both your wardrobe and your home in an attempt to reach that peak hygge state of being—summer is a time to lighten things up. When it comes to home décor, that might mean storing away heavier wool and knotted rugs in order to make way for lighter, more breathable fabrics.

Enter, the flat weave rug, otherwise known as the answer to your summer redesign needs. Unlike heavier knotted or braided rugs that pile high for a thick texture, flat woven rugs are made by weaving thread on a loom for a light, flexible feel. They're a great way to maintain an inviting atmosphere in your home during the summer months when warm temperatures make the thought of stepping on plush wool unbearable. And they're versatile enough that they work in colder weather too, if you aren't one to swap out your rugs as the temperatures change.

Keep reading to shop a variety of colorful, patterned flat weave rugs. It's the final summer upgrade your home has been missing.

Striped Rug
Beni Rugs Narrow $345
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Part of the new Desert Collection from Beni Rugs, this yellow, red, and tan striped flat weave rug would look chic in an all-white living room. It's a handwoven piece that's truly one-of-a-kind.

Orange and Blue Rug
West Elm Campbell Flatweave Rug $299 $239
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Introduce bold color-blocking into your home with this yellow, blue, and white flat weave rug with a subtle fringe edge. Style it in a living or dining room that could use a pop of color.

Oriz Performance Handwoven Flatweave Rug
Restoration Hardware Oriz Performance Handwoven Flatweave Rug $425
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For more of a minimalist look, opt for something like this solid flat woven rug. Use it to tie together a room that feels unfinished.

Texture-Striped Flatweave Rug
All Roads Design Texture-Striped Flatweave Rug $68
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This low-pile flat weave rug from Anthropologie has a distinctly bohemian flare. It features blush and saturated pink hues, mustard yellow tassels, and layers of purple and red shag material. Think texture, without the added heat.

Estrellas Area Rug
The Citizenry Estrellas Area Rug $1475
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Handwoven in a traditional Peruvian flat weave style, this colorful rug features a striking geometric design that immediately catches the eye.

Blue Striped Flat Weave Rug
One Kings Lane Hermie Flat-Weave Rug in Blue $60
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A nautical rug with a crisp set of blue and white stripes is just what any summer beach house needs. Set it up in a white kitchen or neutral living room.

Orange Flat Weave Rug
Beni Rugs Scales $345
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This dynamic flat weave rug displays a terracotta-inspired orange hue with irregular tan stripes cascading down the middle of the piece. It's pretty much the definition of desert chic.

Flatweave Dhurrie Geometric Fringed Woven Area Rug
Opalhouse Flatweave Dhurrie Geometric Fringed Woven Area Rug $150 $120
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From Target's in-house brand Opalhouse comes this geometric flat woven dhurrie rug. Sharp patterns and shapes pop out on top of a neutral backdrop while fringed edges add texture and visual interest.

Fitzpatrick Handwoven Flatweave Wool Blue Area Rug
All Modern Fitzpatrick Handwoven Flatweave Wool Blue Area Rug $179 $93
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This flat weave rug offers a subtle color combination of pale blue and cream along with a soothing tie-dye-inspired pattern. It would work wonderfully as a runner or area rug.

Suzanne Flat-Weave Rug
Aelfie Suzanne Flat-Weave Rug $619
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For a bold, modern look, consider this striped teal rug from Urban Outfitters. It turns a standard thin stripe design on its head by layering on a solid rectangle of blue for an unexpected style.

Casual Geometric Cotton Area Rug
Stone & Beam Casual Geometric Cotton Area Rug $100
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This gray rug features geometric shapes inspired by traditional Native American designs. It offers a Southwestern look ideal for a farmhouse or desert-chic aesthetic.

Tweed Flatweave Dhurrie Rug
West Elm Tweed Flatweave Dhurrie Rug $199
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Hand-loomed from wool and handspun from recycled cotton fibers, this flat weave rug boasts a tweed style that's neutral enough to work in just about any space. Although it's lightweight, the texture is still durable and meant to last.

Tierra Accent Rug
The Citizenry Tierra Accent Rug $155
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Made by Zapotec women in Oaxaca, just one of these rugs takes an entire week to complete. It's woven with sheep's wool for a soft, durable material emblazoned with striking geometric designs.

Pennswood Flat-Weave Rug in Ivory
One Kings Lane Pennswood Flat-Weave Rug in Ivory $35
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Flat woven stripes adorn this ivory and beige rug for a dynamic pattern that plays with the eye. Style it in the living room or bedroom to add an extra layer of design that won't weigh down the space.

Onda Flatweave Rug in Cream
Restoration Hardware Onda Flatweave Rug in Cream $795 $275
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For a more traditional look, opt for something like this cream rug with a diamond pattern. It's hand-loomed from handspun fibers, creating a tweed-like texture that's perfect for an elegant dining room or sitting area.

Dow Handwoven Flatweave Beige Area Rug
Bungalow Rose Dow Handwoven Flatweave Beige Area Rug $92 $56
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Keep things simple with a beige flat weave rug like this solid jute and sisal piece. Layer it with Moroccan poufs and rattan end tables in the living room for a bohemian look.

Orang Flat Weave Rug
Beni Rugs Steps $345
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A play on the classic checkered pattern, this flat weave rug features burnt orange and tan blocks in an escalating design that resembles steps. The simple, yet captivating design is further accented by playful fringe for a relaxed look ideal for the summer time.

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