We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the retro impact of a black and white checkered area rug to the timeless versatility of plaid designs, grid and checkerboard rugs help layer visual texture and fresh character into your space. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated collection has eye-catching designs for an on-trend look with timeless appeal.
Checkered rugs and grid designs provide a dynamic element underfoot that can style into almost any aesthetic. Whether you are looking to purchase an anchor piece for a bold new look, setting the foundation for a pattern-filled aesthetic, or simply adding that extra touch of character with a plaid throw rug, these graphic designs offer the perfect style refresh. Our collection includes everything from hand-knotted wool rugs to handmade jute weaves to ensure your space is set for fresh style with a lasting touch. With so many options available, we've gathered tips on making the most of these on-trend pieces in your home.
Not sure what style or design best fits your space when shopping for checkered and grid rugs? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best piece to buy for your space.
Discover Balance with a Neutral Tone Checker Rug
When we think of that classic checked rug design, we picture a chic black and white checkered area rug surrounded by sculptural elements and modern decor. We love the visual impact and tone-setting appeal these stylish showstoppers bring to the room, but incorporating a checkered area rug into a more organic space may feel like a challenge. That's why we love a checkered area rug in earthy or neutral tones. The soft colors can ground your room, while the eye-catching design offers up a stylish edge.
At Lulu and Georgia, we love partnering with some of the best designers working today to bring new and exclusive looks to your home. In her latest capsule, Sarah Sherman Samuel takes her fresh, California approach to check and grid designs for a signature style standout. Check out our exclusive Irregular Checkerboard Rug by Sarah Sherman Samuel for a checked rug that blends modern design with an organic touch.
Fashion a Plaid Rug for a Timeless Refresh
Plaid is a timeless favorite that can be found everywhere, from farmhouse kitchens to high-style lounges. The nuance and variety in plaid patterns make for an incredibly versatile element—but it also can make for a design challenge. When styling a larger element like a plaid area rug, you may find it best to stick to simpler two-tone patterns like a buffalo plaid or gingham.
If you're building a look that layers textures in a richly eclectic balance, plaid can be a great addition to the mix. This is where a thoughtful and disciplined palette becomes essential to keeping a cohesive feel throughout the space. A plaid throw rug with a more complex tartan design can be a great way to incorporate accent colors that accentuate wall art or play against larger pieces in the room, such as a sofa.
Create Texture for the Eyes and Underfoot
With checkered rugs, we often talk about the visual texture the graphic patterns bring to the room, but they can also offer tactile character to your floor. For a classic grid rug, this Uma Rug features a windowpane design with soft, woolen panels that's perfect for bringing a modern edge to a bedroom or cozy lounge.
If you're looking for the same effect in a higher-traffic space or dining room, try a flatweave rug. In another L & G exclusive, the Anni Rug by Nina Freudenberger features a beautiful texture-forward finish that pops with color in an offset grid. With both these rugs, the mixed pile design brings an unexpected dimension to the striking pattern creating even more impact in the room.
However you style it, a grid or checker rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. An eye-catching graphic element underfoot can set the tone for a thoughtfully curated look from the ground up. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational layer of decor to blend on-trend elements with a timeless touch.
When you shop rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find checkerboard rugs and other fresh designs that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less