he ikat design can be traced back to the late sixth century, originating in Asia & West Africa as a woven fabric. Traditionally the design is created by creating complex bound and tied patterns on warp thread which is hand dyed before weaving. A lot of modern designers take inspiration from Ikat and the patterns have become popular with printed textiles, rugs and even wallpapers. Ikat designs are famed for their individuality.
Decorating with Ikat patterns can be challenging but cushions are an easy way to introduce this pattern to your home. The bright colours with add warmth while the patterns provides an eccentric perspective on the classic country look.
Keep the authentic handmade traditional quality throughout the room with a Persian rug.
Or if an original hand knotted rug is a little above budget, try a machine made in modern vibrant colour. We love the rich colours in the Halcyon Collection.
For a little more of a statement, you could cover some furniture in this wonderful fabric design. In this kind of interior you wanted the chair or sofa that is covered to be the focal point so keep your rug plain or with a basic pattern.
A plain wool rug from York Collection will add a simple colours with a minimal stripe for interest. This collection has such a wide colour options that I’m sure you’ll match any Ikat design.
Another possibility is to add the Ikat pattern onto your floor with an Ikat rug. This Milan Ikat Rug is lovely and the modern colour palette of blush, greys and taupes will suit a modern room.
Pair with simple blush, cream and beige cushions but with a slight tribal feel and texture to combine with the style of the Ikat pattern.
To view our wider selection of rugs visit us at: www.kukoon.com