Matt Camron’s new Scandinavian area rug collection draws inspiration from the region’s bright and graphic mid-century textile designs. Versatile, timeless, and decidedly chic without being overly formal, Scandinavian rugs provide a comforting foundation that elevates any setting, particularly family rooms and spa-inspired primary retreats.
Scandinavian rug designs are the product of a rich history and are highly influenced by the regional climate of the Scandinavian peninsula—comprised of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Winters in Scandinavia are frigid, and rugs are crucial to cover the typically hardwood floors and heat the home from the ground up. Scandinavian designs embody the Danish concept hygge, or the coziness and warmth of simple, ordinary moments with loved ones. Crafted by artisans from hand-dyed, hand-spun wool, Scandinavian rugs boast rich patinas and often boast geometric motifs and simple stripes.
Though Scandinavian weaving dates to the 16th century, it was in the early 20th century that the rugs burst onto the global design scene. In the 1920s, the Swedish government made it a priority to unite and invest in its artisans, an effort that afforded weavers international exposure. During this era Swedish weavers typically enjoyed a world-class arts education to complement their artistic instincts and talents. As a result, Scandinavian rugs became internationally renowned.
Shopping for a Scandinavian Rug? What to know:
Due to the rise in popularity of modern and mid-century modern commercial and residential designs in recent years, the demand for Scandinavian rugs has dramatically increased. Scandinavian rugs marry traditional details with a contemporary aesthetic—they are masterful works of art, and those from the 20th century, in particular, are considered highly coveted collectibles. The Scandinavian aesthetic lends the rugs a versatility that complements a range of interior styles and woven Scandinavian rugs are sturdy enough to withstand heavy foot traffic.
Visit our showrooms or browse our collection online to view our current inventory of Scandinavian rugs. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, know that our team is uniquely positioned to locate and acquire rare Scandinavian rugs upon request. In fact, the Matt Camron team travels all over the world each year to source and ethically reproduce vintage Scandinavian rugs, so our inventory is constantly evolving.
Matt Camron’s Custom Scandinavian Rug Program
In addition to our comprehensive Scandinavian rug collection, the Matt Camron team designs and executes Scandinavian rugs. When clients design a rug through our custom program, there are no constraints on color, size, or detail, and the result is a rug tailored to your budget, dimensions, design preferences, and overall vision.