Ever catch yourself sighing in total wonderment at the olden golden oldies on the Silver Screen? Or maybe you spend your days daydreaming of a time when everything was simple, direct, and practical. That’s some serious retromania you’ve got there. But who could blame you; with the war finally over, never has the design been more avant-garde that back in the 50’s and 60’s.
Inspired by shows like Mad Men
, the talented Marilyn Monroe and designers like Arne Jacobsen, this old-fashioned nostalgia is driving a strong return to the Mid-Century Modern style. Now, while you can’t travel back in time to enjoy the 50’s, there are plenty of other ways to literally bring the 50’s straight to your doorstep.
Today, lots of creative décor experts are working magic with breathtaking mid-century modern designs. Now hold on; we’re not talking about turning your house into the Elvis mansion or something out of a Frank Sinatra film. How about starting with something a bit subtle and far more affordable? We’re talking about the best Mid Century modern rugs that leading interior designers are using to create glamour and a unique flair.
Not only does a mid-century modern rug produce drama by their shimmering textures and asymmetrical shapes, but they also catch your eye with imaginative border treatments and a dazzling array of evocative patterns. Here are some of our most popular mid-century modern custom rugs along with essential decorating tips that will turn your home into the talk of the town
When applied to rugs, the term vintage is used to describe rugs produced during the 70’s all the way through the middle part of the 20th century. Such area rugs largely reflect what the century was all about and explore the boundaries of both textural and visual styles with designs that provide an intense sensory experience – just like our Mid Century modern vintage custom rug here. This particular custom-designed rug features the typical formal geometric motifs you would expect in a vintage rug with a touch of modern expression.
At a glance, this vintage album cover inspired custom rug looks like someone got stuck at a really hard Tetris level. There’s a lot of dynamics, colors, and shapes going on here. The smart combination of circles, squares, and rectangles with equal hints of yellow, white and black make for a very captivating effect that will quickly change the look and feel of your home design.
If you are a fan of music from the 50’s & 60’s then you no doubt have a couple of old school records lying around the house. With this mid-century modern design on your rug, you can now walk all over them too! Whether you own a professional music recording studio or just want to express your love for music, the vinyl custom rug is the way to go.
Ever been to Radio City Music Hall
? Then you know exactly how unique the venue is in design as well as how the deco allows for a sense of intimacy and grandeur. Their 1940’s carpet design has been replicated a lot and is definitely one for the books. The design incorporates several grids of an array of musical instruments such as the guitar and trumpet. Another winner for die-hard, mid-century music lovers.
For those of you who don’t know about Otto Prutscler, there’s only one thing you need to comprehend here. With Otto’s designs that followed a Jugendstil style of art, dots and lines are just fine. This particular Mid Century custom rug incorporates Otto’s long linear strips with black and orange squares along the length. This custom rug is well suited for open spaces and corridors since it gives the illusion of more depth.
When Stephen King and his wife spent a night in the Stanley Hotel for their vacation back in 1974, King had no idea that he would be inspired to write one of the best horror films of the time; The Shining. There’s something curious yet mesmerizing about the repetitive pattern used in this mid-century custom rug. The red sunburst and yellow outlines really mesh well for a look that oozes mid-century modern.
This rug is available in our shopping cart, The Shining Overlook Hotel Rug
Inspired by yet another masterpiece from Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky, this particular piece draws from his earlier painting termed Black Relationship. The painting portrays the artist’s favorite elements which were circles, angles, straight lines and plenty of color play. Centered on a white, soft, and lush custom rug, this Kandinsky piece will feel right at home in your living room.
As a renowned pioneer of the abstract geometric art movement, Kandinsky’s pieces are finding their way to all sorts of décor projects. This particular piece replicates Kandinsky’s composition of the original lithograph “Small Worlds I” to recreate a classic masterpiece. The artist’s use of precisely rendered lines and vivid colors that mesh to create geometric images works as a great addition to your décor. Primarily, the Kandinsky Small Worlds’ custom rug comprises of blue, yellow, red, and restrained use of black lines and shades to create a crisply executed piece.
Borrowing from the eye-catching space-age designs of the early 60’s, it’s no surprise since space travel began around that time. This mid-century modern custom rug incorporates an interesting array of rounded rectangles of different shapes and sizes. To add a dash of playfulness, the boxes and rectangles come in enchanting shades of gold, brown, red, blue, and gray to make for one delightful throwback.
Here, we take great pride in ensuring all the quality of your custom rug. In addition to giving you a visually appealing and fitting rug for your home, we also guarantee durable materials and lasting craftsmanship.
Please feel free to browse more of our styles and enjoy the unique, extensive collections we have custom made over the past 30 plus years. We can create one of these designs in your size, or make a custom rug from your own design.
When you absolutely must have the best there is in custom rug design and fabrication, contact Rug Rats and we will be only too happy to assist you with any custom design project. Contact us with your ideas.