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Best circle rugs: add a round rug into your home for instant impact

While square rugs blend in, round rugs were born to stand out and be the star of the show. Here are our favourite round rugs for instant impact

Published: March 10, 2022 at 3:37 pm
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Contrasting with the lines and angles of walls, windows and furniture, circle rugs create a visual statement that can instantly add texture, softness and character to a room. Read on for our style tips for getting the most of round rugs - plus, we'll share a few of our faves on the market.

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How to use round rugs in your home

Round rugs are often used to give a softer look to rooms that seem cold and angular. As long as you use the correct size, round rugs fit into square spaces happily.

Alternatively, if you have a big beautiful bay window or especially shapely architecture, a round rug will accentuate its curves. Basically, circular rugs can work well with any kind of room shape, either offsetting or to enhancing what’s already there.

Round rugs are also great for highlighting spaces within a room and creating distinct 'zones'. For example, a round rug under a table will help to define the dining area in an open-plan reception room. Especially aesthetically pleasing is mirroring the shape of a round table with a larger round rug – just make sure that it’s big enough to accommodate all of the chairs even after they’ve been pulled out.

And for larger areas, a round rug is perfect for defining a cosy reading corner. So next time you’re browsing rugs, why not take the plunge?

Our favourite round rugs

Jute circle rug

For those who love neutral and rustic decor inspired by the countryside, a jute rug is the perfect choice as it adds both texture and a touch of nature into a room. This jute rug measures 90cm across and would look great in the dining part of a country kitchen or shabby-chic interior. But don't think jute just belongs within a neutral palette or Scandi scheme as its natural tones will also go with many other colour schemes, from a teal living room to a pink bedroom and at just £29 it's a bit of a steal.

Prism Wool Circle Rug

Make an impact with this brightly coloured geometric rug, measuring 160cm across. This vibrant rug will enhance a number of different colour schemes from teal and ochre to grey and green and is perfect for adding a splash of colour and character into a modern home.

Yellow circle rug

Bring a bit of sunshine into your interior with this bright sumptuous and plush circle rug. Luxurious and soft underfoot, it will act as a focal point in any room, from a boho living room to a modern kitchen-diner - and if the yellow is a little bright it also comes in a sophisticated grey. Its diameter is a generous 133cm (4.5 foot).

Mandala Boho round rug

Love global style and want to incorporate world styles into your decor on a budget? Then this light grey Mandala Boho circle rug, inspired by the mandala tapestries used as a form of symbolic art in Buddhist and Hindu traditions might be the perfect choice. It will add interest and character to any room without overwhelming it and its simple colour scheme is classy and sophisticated. We love it here on polished dark floorboards, accessorised with plants and baskets.

And for bonus points it is also machine washable, making it great for a child's room or areas with high volume traffic.

Orla Kiely Striped Petal Round Rug

We love a bit of 60s throwback queen Orla Kiely here at YHS and who can resist this vibrant rug, inspired by petals? With instant wow look-at-me status this piece will be focal point in any room and bring sunshine in on the greyest of days.

Traditional Persian Circle Rug

Who doesn't love a Persian rug? Finding circular designs rather than the traditional rectangular versions can be tricky, but this dark blue rug from La Redoute does the job in style.

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Perfect for adding texture and warmth to any space, it's made from synthetic polypropylene designed to resemble a deep wool pile, ensuring it feels thick and soft underfoot.

Authors

Debbie GrahamSenior digital editor

Debbie Graham is the senior digital editor for YourHomeStyle, and is passionate about vintage interiors. In her free time she loves nothing better than scouring second-hand and vintage shops for bargains and upcycling projects. Her home is a Victorian house that is a bit of a project and when she's not putting buckets under leaks you can find her painting and patching

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