11 of the best Berber rugs to buy now

Kiera Buckley-Jones
·2-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

A hand-woven piece from the 1990’s in butter cream with ash brown markings. Maroc Tribal specialise in Vintage rugs dating back from the Mid-Century - and also offer a vast collection of brightly coloured examples. £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 a 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

An original Beni rug with branch motifs alongside the classic lozenges pattern. Explore Larusi's website for a wonderful selection of original Berber rugs and complimenting homewares. £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. Available in a pink, blue and classic black and white colour way. 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. ‘NUMI’, HABITAT

For a twist on the usual pattern try this shaggy version with organic shaped motifs. £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 high traffic area. £149, ikea.co.uk

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Photo credit: Ikea

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