A Moroccan-inspired rug has become the unlikely must-have item of the season after popping up in the most stylish homes on social media.
The shaggy monochrome floor covering, featuring a bold criss-cross design, is currently sweeping Instagram after being given the seal of approval from achingly cool fashion bloggers and interiors experts.
Authentic Beni Ourain rugs – which were traditionally woven by Berber tribes living in the Atlas Mountains and feature geometric patterns on a cream or white base – can fetch eye-watering sums.
And while high-end homages can still come with hefty price tags of around £750, the ubiquity of the piece now means you can snap up similar styles on the high street for as little as £84.
Interior designer Maurizio Pellizzoni told FEMAIL the reason this design has become so popular is because it can create the illusion of space, as well as adding texture to a room.
A Moroccan-inspired rug featuring a black and white diamond design has been sweeping Instagram’s chicest homes this season
The stylish checked rug makes the perfect addition to your living room this winter
With numerous versions of the monochrome rug out there, it has become a must-have item
Pellizzoni explained: ‘This style of rug has returned as an on-trend item into our home interiors because of the move towards a more contemporary look within interior design.
‘One that particularly shies away from minimalism into maximalism for 2018.
‘The diamond shape in this pattern can add a geometric dimension to the room and the monochrome design creates a tridimensional effect, which creates the illusion of space very effectively.’
Retailers including Trouva, The Rug Seller and Achia are all offering different versions of the trendy mat, ranging from anywhere from £84 to £750.
Interior design fanatics have been showing off their stylish new rugs inside their homes
Experts say that the shaggy rug can create the illusion of space, as well as adding texture
The black and white checked rug also adds a contemporary touch into your living room
A host of interior design fanatics have been sharing photographs of the checked black and white rug inside their homes.
Luckily, there are a number of versions of the statement piece on sale at the moment, suitable for a range of budgets.
How YOU can snap up this season’s trendiest home accessory for a fraction of the price: FEMAIL’s top picks of the chicest rugs on the market…
You don’t need to fork out a fortune to get the look: This Benni Shaggy wool rug from the Rug Seller is one of the more high-end options on the market, at £750 for the 180 x 270 cm size
For those with a smaller budget, Achia’s Royal nomadic rug, costing £89 for the 160 x 220cm size, is a fantastic alternative
Made’s Fes Rug is a bolder take on the trend, and is a great mid-range option costing £379 for the 160 x 230cm size
This rug from Trouva is one of the more high-end pieces on the market, coming in at £750 for the 180 x 270cm size
For those with less cash to spend, Carpetright’s Noble Diamonds Ivory Rug is a very reasonable £129.99 for the 160 x 230cm size
Meanwhile, Kukoon’s Ivory Cream Trellis Shaggy Rug is the cheapest one in the selection, costing £84.95 for the 160cm x 220cm size