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Dot Decor: 7 Unique Area Rugs for Lovers of Pointillism

* Rugs inspired by the technique of pointillism
* Add an artistic touch to your home with a dotted rug
* Instantly brings texture and color to any room

Pointillism, a technique of painting in which tiny dots of color are use to create a larger image, had something of a rocky beginning. When the first works were shown back in 1886, art critics booed and hissed and the pieces were ultimately deemed too cutting-edge for mainstream acceptance.

But times have changed, and those once mocked-paintings now hang in museums for all to admire – and draw a little inspiration from, too. These 7 unique area rugs for lovers of pointillism let you express that passion through home decor.

1. Society6 Polka Dot Typography Rug

Add a bit of cheer to a room with a dotty rug that declares “Hello!” While the light color probably works better in lower-traffic areas of the home, the polka dots and type will go quite a ways to hide a scuff or too.

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2. Society6 Polka Dot Rug

If you can’t afford a Damien Hirst (and who can), you can still bring the spirit of his dot paintings home, thanks to this polka dot rug.

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3. Carousel Dots Rug

Gentle pastels on serene ivory make this a lovely choice for areas than need a soft touch, like a bedroom or nursery.


4. Supreme Groovy Rug

Make your world mod with this bright, graphic rug. Bold green and primary colors lend a dash of excitement to any room. Try this in somewhere where there’s a lot of foot traffic, like the living room – the busy pattern will be forgiving on the rogue stain or footprints.

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5. Modern Geometric Rug

The strong diagonals of pattern, color and of course, dots, bring back the look of the 80s Memphis design movement, and add a bit of vintage flair to your favorite room.

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6. Mod Dots Rug

The organic shapes of these dots will bring a contemporary feel to your space, while the mostly black-and-white colorway plays nice in just about any setting.


7. Novogratz Modern Rug

Three rows of simple, oversized dots make this a fitting choice for the minimalist looking to inject a little color and pattern to the home. The 100% wool pile is softly tufted for ultimate comfort underfoot.

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