Modern or Contemporary rugs are designs that can be "soft" or "hard" depending on its patterns and colours. They are more Western in their designs and best suited to new and informal homes.
Generally characterised by stark contrasts, contemporary rugs also favour geometrics and free form or abstract styled patterns. Unlike traditional rugs, modern style is very diverse, offering you a lot of variation and are sometimes more like art than a conventional rug.
Although they usually incorporate bold colour choices and unusual design elements, modern rugs can also be very subtle and fit seamlessly with furniture and décor. Many modern rugs come in just one or two colours without any intricate designs.