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
Soaring Starlings Curtains + Millbrook Handwoven Triangle Rug
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.
Florilla Curtain + Maui Jute Wavy Chevron Rug
Odelina Curtain + Tweed Flatweave Dhurrie Rug
Kalei Curtains + Hazy Lattice Rug
Garden Buzz Curtain + Maui Jute Braided Rug
Monica Curtains + Natural Basket Weave Jute Rug
Sheer Cotton Painted Ombre Curtains + Chalet Diamond Trellis Rug
Laurel Kimono Floral Curtain + Jute Bauble Rug
Elle Floral Blackout Window Panel + Radiating Diamonds Rug
Tumbling Diamonds Curtain + Bjorn Jute Rug
Rug and Curtain Pairings: Bold Rugs
Tommy Hilfiger Diamond Lake Curtains + Safavieh Bellagio Rug
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.
Striped Ikat Curtains + Tikal Geometric Tribal Rug
Nesting Diamond Curtains + Keno Color Block Blue Rug
Wheaton Stripe Drapes + Capri Palm Leaf Rug
Bark Texture Jacquard Curtains + Bosphorus Abstract Rainfall Rug
Allover Crosshatch Velvet Jacquard Curtains + Overdye Leaflet Fountain Rug
Mixed Striped Jacquard Curtains + Painted Hyacinth Rug
Gradient Grid Curtains + Vintage Mackenzie Rug
Ivory Striped Sahaj Jute Curtains + Traced Diamond Kilim Rug
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!