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Interiors

Design Direction: Globally Inspired Rugs

If you’re familiar with the Gray Malin brand, than you’ll know that we absolutely love finding new ways to decorate with prints of destinations all over the world. Not only does it challenge us to think creatively (and enjoy a little retail therapy, too), but it also continually opens our eyes to the endless variety of vibrant cultures that exist. We are always drawing inspiration from globally inspired design and craftsmanship, and that is exactly the inspiration we’re sharing with you all today.

You may have seen us cover all sorts of design inspiration here on the blog, focused on anything from a particular space, to a décor trend, or even a single color. And while we get giddy at the thought of designing around any one of those things, today we’re taking a slightly different approach and focusing on the foundation of any space: rugs!

If you ask us, rugs hold an incredible power to transform a space, even if you don’t lay a finger on any other décor piece in the room. Whether you go neutral and textured, or choose a flat-weave rug that packs a punch in the pattern department, a rug can make an amazing focal point in your design, and neatly tie all of the elements of a room together. With that said, we’re taking a trip around the globe with our rug shopping today, and drawing inspiration from countries near and far. Keep scrolling to see a few globally inspired rugs for your space, and the prints that pair perfectly with them…

Inspired by… Texas, U.S.A.

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect Gray Malin Prints - GRAY MALIN

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN
 

Howdy Balloons Print, $199+ // Kramer Cowhide Rug, $743

Inspired by… Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Leblon, Rio de Janeiro Print, $249+ // Justina Blakeney Folklore Rug, Prism, $349+

Inspired by… Kingdom of Bhutan, Asia

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Prosperity Print, $550.15 // Mina Moon Rug, Teal, $152+

Inspired by… Cancun, Mexico

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Cancun Tiki Umbrellas, White Sand Print, $249+ // Rancho Ombre Rug, Ocean, $375+

Inspired by… Paris, France

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Bisous Print, $199+ // Pari Rug, $329+

Inspired by… Namibia, Africa

Globally Inspired Rugs on GrayMalin.com

Globally Inspired Rugs and Their Perfect GM Prints - GRAY MALIN

Pom Trees Print, $606.53+ // Trifecta Rug, Rainbow, $699

Which one of these pairings are you most inspired by? Would you add any of these to your home?

Our design wheels are already turning, so keep an eye right here on the blog… You never know, there just might be a Part Two in the future!

Happy decorating,

Xx Team GM

Photos: Gray Malin
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