Six of the Best: Area rugs

Geometrics and bold colours are big this spring, and rugs are no exception.

Corales cobalt rug. Courtesy of Designers Guild
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Fine lines

This wide block striped rug, new at Crate & Barrel, will create a dramatic presence in a room. And since black and white are colours that work well with so many others, it will fit in a variety of schemes. Dh1,099, Crate and Barrel, Mall of the Emirates

Cross purposes

Luxurious in every respect, the simple, timeless Capitone rug is handmade by weavers using the highest quality wool for a rich texture. It's a product of the collaboration between the Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon and The Rug Company, now in stock at the DIFC store. Price on request, The Rug Company, DIFC, Dubai,


This durable cotton jute rug from Designers Guild would make a great statement piece in a family room. The cobalt blue is one of our favourite spring shades. From Dh2,058, Designers Guild at Maison d'Art, Dubai,

Outside in

This durable, versatile and highly practical poly mat is made from recycled plastic and can be used indoors or out - perfect for the beach or picnics. It's also lightweight, which means the postage won't cost a fortune. £27 (Dh157) plus p&p,

Dot matrix

Part of the new Ikea PS line, this reminds us of those amazing circular geometric rugs by the Italian design house Paola Lenti. A fun, striking design in felt that comes in green or red, it's in store from next month. Dh585, Ikea Yas Island

Personal touch

Karim Rashid has certainly put his imprint on his new Ottawa line for BoConcept. Quirky detailing and bold colour accents dominate the collection, which he signs off with this witty, oversized Fingerprint rug. Dh3,395, BoConcept,