Indigo rugs are dark, rich, and dramatic, and they can be used across all styles and periods. More robust than navy blue, indigo blue is a timeless color that seems to be continually trending in the interior world. In small doses, indigo rugs can be uplifting and light. In contrast, large indigo area rugs can feel dark, atmospheric, and moody. It’s all about how you use this powerful color.
Browse our wide selection of indigo rugs from respected manufacturers like Surya, Karastan, Safavieh and more, to find the best fit for your home.
Using an Indigo Area Rug
When you’re decorating with indigo rugs, don’t be afraid to go bold. This rich color is comforting and adds depth when used appropriately. Use it in cozy spaces, like the media room, den, or library.
If you’d like more inspiration, check out some of our favorite ways to decorate with an indigo area rug below:
An indigo blue area rug in the living room can create a warm and comfortable feel when paired with other earthy shades. Try it in a coastal setting surrounded by white, wood tones, and light blue to capitalize on the cooling aspects of this color.
A vintage indigo rug in the hallway can create a soothing, refined charm. Try pairing a vintage design with warm shades for a calming effect. Warm wood and rattan furniture, for example, can create a comfy atmosphere in any hallway or entryway. Alternately, use it to a chic effect with light grey, white, and tan throughout the space.
Try decorating your bathroom with an indigo dhurrie rug. Dhurrie rugs are thin and flatwoven, perfect for standing up to the moisture in a bathroom, and they can function like bathmats. An Indigo dhurrie rug in the bathroom could pair well with white, gold, silver, and light blue, all of which are other standard bath colors.
Think indigo is too dark for the bathroom? Think again. Indigo color rugs can mix well with bright colors, which are popular in kitchen color schemes. Combining indigo, white, cream, and yellow, for example, can create a striking French country look that’s clean, inviting, and soothing.
If you’re ready to use indigo rugs in your home, you’ll be making your space more eye-catching in no time. But before you buy an indigo area rug, you need to know what you’re looking for, and we’ve included tips below to help you avoid common mistakes:
Size: Do you need an indigo rug that’s 8x10, 9x12, 5x8, or something else? Don’t guess, measure your room carefully and use our size guide to find the rug dimensions for you or give our room visualizer tool a try.
Material: Choose a material that you can keep clean with the traffic level, soil exposure, and moisture in your space. A beautiful rug won’t last long if it's not in the right setting for the material.
Rug pad: A quality rug pad will prevent sliding and friction damage to the backing on your rug. Unless your purchase has a non-slip backing, you’ll want to buy a rug pad to place your rug on from day one.