August Rug Edit: The Kilim rug

August Rug Edit: The Kilim rug

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  • Ellen Ripa


A favourite among interior designers, the Kilim rug is used to add a splash of colour and pattern to a minimalist interior. There are lots of styles emerging online, utilising original patterns and colours or modernising old designs to revamp the Scandi home favourite.

Traditionally made from hand-knotted wool, the Kilim rug incorporates a variety of motifs and shapes. As trade routes to areas such as Persia and China grew in the middle ages, motifs were soon inspired by the oriental style. Not only made for their aesthetics, the ever-practical Scandinavians created the rugs to keep the floors warm in the harsh weather conditions. Since then, the style of the Kilim rug has grown into a popular commodity for modern households.

Paired with stylish furniture, natural wood and spacious white interiors, the Kilim rug becomes a focal point in any room.


Below are our selection of traditional and modern style Kilim rugs that we think are a perfect pairing for any aspiring Scandi home!


1- Persisk Kilim Gashgai rug from Ikea, W180cm x L125cm, £150

2- Kelim Blue Triangles rug from Amara, W140cm x L200cm, £199

3- Hackney Geo Mustard rug from Fishpools, various sizes from £149

4- Doris Kilim style pink and blue rug from Skandihome, W80cm x L140cm, £195

5- Murray Flat woven rug from La Redoute, various sizes from £159

6- New Kilim rug from Rug store online, W86cm x L118cm, £175


Visit our Pinterest board for all our Kilim rug inspiration for this post!