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Ikat, which is an old technique for dyeing yarn before it’s woven to create a blurry effect, is chic again.SUPPLIED

There are a few basic elements to keep an eye on when talking about rugs for the spring, says interior designer Dawn Chapnick.

“Fringes are back.” she says.

“This ‘tassel trend’ is also making its way to cushions and curtains again, even in mirrors and lamps.”

This adds a “flirty edge” to a home, says Chapnick.

Tied with that is a push toward flesh tones, and earthy jute, canvas, wool and hemp textures.

She also points to a more layered carpet look, which involves placing a small rug on top of a larger one.

For a more modern look, she recommends laying a patterned rug on top of a neutral, natural material — like a sisal.

Chapnick says her clients are also gravitating toward traditional Indonesian rugs. Ikat is an expensive technique used for dyeing yarn before it is woven.

To give your space a boho-chic vibe, try vintage wall tapestries. There are various textures available to give your home “that extra dimension,” she says.

“Carpet tiles are also big, and you can really get creative with sizes and shapes,” she says.


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