Going by Pinterest trend reports, the breakout interior design trend for this year has got to be kilim – wool, tapestry-woven carpets made in the area from the Balkans to Pakistan. For curious homeowners, we recommend kilim as a great statement piece to bring some exotic colour and texture to your overall interior design.
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Be it if you’re partial to those exotic Central Asia-inspired prints, or more muted Balkan-inspired pieces, there is sure to be something to suit everyone. Here are our pick of kilim interior items that you can consider for your home.
#1 Kilim throw pillows – Kilim throw pillows can easily impart an easy Bohemian vibe to your home (left, picture credit: Lindsay Marcella). We also love the unexpected pairing of Kilim throw pillows with a masculine leather sofa, which softens the entire look instantly (right, picture credit: Etsy).
#2 Kilim sofa – For homeowners who are slightly intimidated by a bold kilim print, the trick to picking out pieces that would fit effortlessly with the rest of your home is to choose something that comes in a muted colour palette. A muted palette also brings a casual lived-in charm to your home. (Picture credit: Urban Outfitters)
#3 Kilim floor cushions – Take a leaf from Morocco’s book by using floor cushions to create a relaxed and communal vibe in your living room (left, picture credit: The Marion House Book). We say it’s a perfect setting in Singapore’s tropical heat as well! For homes with a monochrome or minimalist design, these black-and-white kilim floor cushions would do just fine (right, picture credit: Popsugar).
#4 Kilim rugs – Kilim rugs are an easy way to add a splash of colour or an accent to any room (left, picture credit: Urban Outfitters). The diversity of colours that kilim rugs come in also means that you would have little trouble finding something that can match your home. Alternatively, kilim rugs are also a great addition to your balcony or outdoor terrace if you enjoy lounging in the sun (right, picture credit: Design Crisis).
#5 Kilim wall tapestry – Another way to work kilim into your interior design is to hang them up as wall tapestries. Apart from being easily achievable, you can also change things up once in a while with a new print whenever you feel like refreshing the look. We are loving these beautiful kilim rugs that come in refreshing modern colours and textures. (Picture credit (from left): Etsy, Alexander & Pearl)