It’s easy to grab a pair of plain solid color curtains from IKEA or Target, but when it comes to mixing patterns with rug and curtain pairings, it can take a little more finesse. Our suggestion is to focus on either a bold rug or bold curtains and use a more subtle pattern to complement it. We’ve pulled together our favorite rug and curtain pairings here in case anyone needs a little inspiration.
Rug and Curtain Pairings: Bold Curtains
These are my DREAM curtains. I would love to use these in my guest room against the navy walls (Farrow + Ball Hague Blue). They are approximately a zillion dollars, but the crewel detailing looks worth it.
Rug and Curtain Pairings: Bold Rugs
I have this combo in my living room and love how the curtains work with the Bellagio rug and the black + white IKEA rug that I have in the dining room. I bought one set of curtains on Amazon but found a second set (for added fullness) at Marshall’s. These curtains come in white + grey or white + tan.
Alright, that’s a wrap on mixed pattern rug and curtain pairings. Do you have a favorite pair? You could mix and match most of the rugs and curtains in either group, so let me know if you want to see any different configurations!
It’s a lot easier for me to make a decision on new home stuff when I can see everything together, either on screen or IRL, so I think I’ll keep making these perfect pairs. Up next: rugs pairings for any space where you can see two rugs at once. (Like my living room + dining room rugs) Any other requests for perfect pairs? Duvet covers + throw pillows? Duvet cover + rug + curtains? I’m open to suggestions!