Accent Rugs

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What Is an Accent Rug?

grayish blue accent rug

 

What Is an Accent Rug?

Accent rugs, also called throw or small area rugs, may be small in stature, but they can make a big statement. They range from 2’ x 3’ to 4’ x 6’ in size. They can also be round and usually are about 4’ max in diameter.

An accent rug can also double as an area rug under certain circumstances—and vice versa. A small floral rug works as an area rug when it takes up the entirety of a small space, like a hallway or runner. Likewise, an area rug can become an accent rug when it’s used in a large space and catches the eye.

What Does an Accent Rug Do?

Speaking of captivation, the purpose of a small rug is to add color or texture (or both) to a room. It brings a sense of design to the space and ties in other accent colors from the surrounding furniture and decor. A throw rug anchors the room by pulling all of its elements together into one, cohesive look.

A 4’ x 6’ area rug is eye-catching and somewhat of a conversation piece. It looks like it belongs in the space, yet it stands out due to its pop of color or feel. A small rug can be just what you need to add a unique touch to your space.

orange and grey accent rug

Where Does an Accent Rug Go?

Accent rugs work best in small spaces like bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms. They can also be used as welcome mats in doorways. Small rugs are used next to beds, too, especially on mornings when you want to step down on something warm and soft instead of a cold, hard floor. 


If you’re trying to group furniture together, a small area rug will not work. Instead of connecting the pieces, it will do the exact opposite and create a sense of separation. You should also be mindful that a 4’ x 6’ area rug will get lost in a large space. 


What Are Some Examples of Accent Rugs?

Tufenkian Artisan Carpets: Kw Lux Rose (2’ x 3’)

Kw Lux Rose is an elegant, rose-patterned floral rug. You’ll feel like you’re walking in a perennial flower garden with this everlasting beauty. The rug is bright yet muted. It has an expert blend of silver and yellow hues, making it the perfect addition to any small room. 

Kw Lux Rose was hand-knotted with wool and silk in Nepal. It was created with our premium Shakti weave, which has a smooth and luxurious finish. This rug would work well in lower traffic areas of the home, such as a master bedroom or media room. 

Tufenkian Artisan Carpets: Vishnu Cool Water (2’ x 3’, 3’ x 5’, 4’ x 6’)

Vishnu Cool Water features beams of light radiating out of earth, water, and fire tones in a Southwestern blanket style carpet. Cool blue tones adorned with droplets of pearl white will give your small space a calm feeling. 

Vishnu Cool Water comes in three sizes that would work as an accent rug: 2’ x 3’, 3’ x 5’, and 4’ x 6’. Picture it in a bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, or as a soothing addition to your workspace. 

Tufenkian Artisan Carpets: Pinball Blonde

Pinball Blonde is a high contrast Setana weave rug. This hand-knotted rug was made with 100% Himalayan wool in Nepal. The asymmetrical mid-century modern design has crisp clean lines formed by a striking contrast of black and dark grey over a light beige field. 

Pinball Blonde is a playful carpet that makes you want to move around the room. Place the 3’ x 5’ rug in a music room or exercise space and strike up the band!

red with a grey mix accent rug

About Tufenkian Artisan Carpets

The mission of Tufenkian Artisan Carpets is not only to make great products, it’s to serve a purpose. Besides making the world’s finest high-quality, handmade rugs and giving one-on-one attention to customers and designers, we use our profits to engage in a range of humanitarian and development projects through the Tufenkian Foundation. 

Every rug purchase supports the improvement of economy, environment, education, social justice, and opportunity in struggling countries like Armenia. Tufenkian’s number-one goal is to give back and leave the world better than we found it.

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Made with the finest natural materials and craftmanship, destined to last a lifetime and become more beautiful with age, our modern designs are timeless to match our quality, not trendy and fleeting. This assures that they will be appreciated and valued for generations.

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