No living room is complete without a beautiful rug to tie it together. But choosing the perfect rug can be a minefield. The huge variety of materials, colours, patterns and sizes on offer can seem daunting, particularly considering that whatever choice of rug you make can instantly transform the way a room looks and feels – for better or worse. Luckily, we've got Hem to simplify the process. The renowned Swedish design studio offers a select range of beautifully crafted rugs, each available in a variety of sizes and colours. Like the rest of its homewares collection, Hem's rugs are understated yet impactful, guaranteed to liven up your home without overpowering the rest of your interiors. Scroll on for our pick of some of the best living room rugs from Hem that will not only ground your furniture but add a welcome layer of luxury and comfort underfoot, too.
Joyful and deliberate imperfection is at the heart of Sylvain Willenz’s Scribble collection, which brings the designer’s own geometric hand sketches to life through characterful linens and rugs. Ethically produced in India, the Rain rug has been crafted from hand-tufted European wool, which means it not only looks great but is incredibly warm, practical and luxurious too.
Undisputedly one of the best living room rugs out there, Hem's understated yet luxurious Dune Rug comes in a range of muted, natural shades that will tie any room together. The Dune Rug also benefits from a thick weave, smooth and seamless hand-serged edges and generous loops of wool that help to create a feeling of depth and texture, while lending it unparalleled softness underfoot.
Like an oversized cutting mat or a giant sketchbook, the block shapes and grey tones of Sylvain Willenz's Grid Rug offer it the ultimate potential to lift neutrally decorated rooms. The grey colour hue and linear symmetrical patterns stylistically references urban features like skylines and shadowy geometries that will enhance any room without overpowering it.
The Swedish design powerhouse has teamed up with Milan-based fashion designer Arthur Arbesser to create a range of large colourful rugs with an artistic edge. Featuring bold stripes and neutral hues with striking accents of colour, the Slate Rug is designed to make just the right amount of a statement. The colours used throughout the collection complement the rug's minimalist shapes and patterns, while the hand-woven construction and generous pile height ensure durability and exceptional softness.
French designer Pauline Deltour has reimagined the traditional Japanese tatami mat for Hem, using rope for a chunkier and more durable textile. The rope is skilfully handwoven into rugs using rhythmic looping, resulting in a truly distinctive look and feel. Choose from four versatile, nature-inspired colours and three sizes.
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