New Décor Trend: 6 Persian Rugs We Love!

Boho brides, take note

Updated 08/15/17

Photo by Nicole Ashley Photography; Hair and Makeup by Behind the Blush; Rug Rental by Neat Rentals

When designing your own dream day, it's important to remember the value of chic, next-level rentals. (Seriously, gone are the days of plastic chairs and plain white linens!) With cool rental companies and planners out there, it's easy to find a fabulous bar, vintage velvet couch, and chairs you've never seen before. And most importantly: It's easy to find gorgeous rug rentals!

Yes, that's right: the new hot trend in wedding décor involves colorful, Persian rugs (how fun, right!?). This design idea is especially popular with boho brides and anyone looking to create a casual, relaxed environment. And, lucky for those of you in the midst of planning, the execution is simple. All you have to do is find the perfect rug for your ceremony backdrop, a collection of rugs for the aisle runner—or better yet, a grouping that makes the best lounge space around. We assure you that you'll be thankful for the little something extra below as you walk down the aisle (it'll save your pretty new shoes!), while your guests will love a cozy, rug-defined setup at cocktail hour.

(We recommend adding romantic string lights and plushy pillows for additional comfort). And if you're creating a grouping of rugs down the aisle or in your reception space, we suggest working within the same color palette. You want the rugs to look like the belong together (no matchy-matchy color scheme here, please) but also feel different, as if they were perfectly thrown together by a design pro, aka you.

Now enough about the how to! Keep reading to see examples of how to re-create this look in your garden, backyard, or poolside setting.

Persian Rug Runners

Photo by Jenna Joseph Photography; Planning by Kelsey Rae Designs; Florals by Carla Kayes Floral Design; Rentals by Witty Rentals & Rustic Events; Venue by Temecula Creek Inn

Make the march down the aisle all the more pretty with colorful rug rentals. You'll find that they help set the scene, create a warm environment—and maybe even save your heels from sinking into the grass!

Rugs under Reception Table

Photo by Lindsey Marie Spieker

Arrange your rugs at a slight angle underneath reception tables. This will help create a casual, relaxed environment—compete with boho leather poufs, seat cushions, and low table seating.

Persian Rugs as Aisle Runner

Photo by Chasewild

Again, Persian rugs rule when combined to make an aisle runner. We especially love the muted tones used at this wedding because they match the surrounding environment perfectly.

Rug Lounge Area

Photo by Chasewild

Can we take a minute to appreciate just how romantic this photo is? Between the infinity pool, sunset backdrop ,and long table set up (with candlelight!), we almost didn't notice the beautiful, rug-filled lounge area on the right. Almost!

Persian Rug at Altar

Photo by Kelly Anne Photography

At this elevated backyard wedding, the bride created a vintage-inspired look at the altar with a velvet couch, fireplace mantel, and a large orange rug. Of course, the pillar candles and organic-looking flowers complete the design.

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

We love this simple rug places in the grass. It's the perfect pop of color between the modern altar and vintage rentals.

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