18 of the best Berber rugs to buy now

Kiera Buckley-Jones
·3-min read
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Photo credit: Layered Interior

From ELLE Decoration

Berber rugs have been hand woven by the women of the Beni Ouarain tribe for more than 1,000 years. Still an enduring style classic, here’s a selection of our favourites from high-street re-interpretations to the real thing.

1.SOUK’, WEST ELM

This simple best-selling ‘Souk’ wool rug from West Elm is an understated reworking of the original Berber style- choose from three sizes or a runner. From £199, westelm.co.uk

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Photo credit: West Elm

2. ‘RUFFLE’ BY LINIE DESIGN, HEALS

Danish in design and hand-knotted in India using New Zealand wool, the ‘Ruffle’ rug's overlapped diamond pattern is a contemporary spin on a classic. From £599, heals.com

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Photo credit: Heals

3. ‘BENI QUARAIN’, MAROC TRIBAL

Maroc Tribal specialise in vintage rugs dating from the mid-century, and also offer a vast collection of brightly coloured examples. This hand-woven piece in butter cream with ash brown markings is from the 1990’s. £1,200, maroctribal.com

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Photo credit: Maroc Tribal

4. ‘VINTAGE BENI QUARAIN‘, ALTAI

An original Beni Ouarain wool rug made in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco from the early 20th century. £poa, altai.it

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Photo credit: Altai

5. ‘ATLAS BERBER’, THE RUG COMPANY

Delicate highlights of colour on this traditional Berber rug add an extra layer of interest. £1,635, therugcompany.com

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Photo credit: The Rug Company

6. ‘ASHWIN’, LA REDOUTE

The large-scale diamond design will make an impact in any living room. La Redoute offer a wealth of affordable rugs in the Berber style. £775, laredoute.co.uk

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Photo credit: La Redoute

7. ‘VINTAGE BENI QUARAIN’, LARUSI

Explore Larusi's website for a wonderful selection of original Berber rugs. This original Beni rug has branch motifs alongside the classic lozenges pattern. £4,560, larusi.com

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Photo credit: Larusi

8. ‘SAFFRON SHAGGY’, LAYERED

This reinterpretation of the classic Moroccan rug is designed in Sweden and available in a pink, blue and classic black and white colourway. From £940, layeredinterior.com

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Photo credit: Layered

9. ‘ADALIZ’, GRAHAM AND GREEN

Hand-knotted from New Zealand wool with ivory plaited tassels, this deep pile example would be perfect in a bedroom with bare feet. £475, grahamandgreen.co.uk

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Photo credit: Graham and Green

10. ‘ELEISE', HABITAT

A fresh interpretation on the classic style with highlights of pink flecks. £395, habitat.co.uk

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Photo credit: Habitat

11. ‘MARSTRUP’, IKEA

A practical option, as this rug is constructed from synthetic fibres – ideal for a high traffic area. £149, ikea.co.uk

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Photo credit: Ikea

12. 'NOMAD', NORDIC KNOTS

This rug is the result of a collaboration with the tattoo artist Erik Lööf of the Stockholm Classic Tattoo Studio. From £830, nordicknots.com

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Photo credit: Nordic Knots

13. 'BEREBER', LORENA CANALS

Made from recycled cotton and with natural dyes, this example can also be put in the washing machine. From £309, lorenacanals.com

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Photo credit: Lorena Canals

14. 'KUMO', TUFENKIAN

The hand tufted wool and mohair 'Kumo' rug is made to order in India. £poa, tufenkian.com

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Photo credit: Douglas Holt Photography Studios

15. 'BERBER', LOAF

For a light grey pattern alternative, try this deep pile option. £375, loaf.com

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Photo credit: Loaf

16. 'HANDWOVEN BERBER', ROSE & GREY

An extremely fluffy interpretation of the classic which would be ideally suited to a bedroom. £335, roseandgrey.co.uk

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Photo credit: Rose and Grey

17. 'VINTAGE BERBER CARPET', EMILY'S HOUSE

This large vintage rug has a hand looped pile and features a sweet geometric pattern with colourful dots, £1,750. emilyshouselondon.com

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Photo credit: Emily's House

18. 'INES' RUG, SOHO HOME

Inspired by rugs found at the Little Beach House Barcelona and Soho House Berlin, this characterful example features plaited tassels on each corner. £1,799, sohohome.com

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Photo credit: Soho Home

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