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Oversize Light Blue Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century oversize size one of a kind Chinese rug in various predominant light blues and creams. The wool and feel of the rug is very soft on the feet. It has a silky she...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Cream Gray and Light Blue Natural Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this Scandinavian-inspired pile rug from Rug & Kilim’s titular collection is hand knotted in with natural wool, enjoying a geometric field design with alterna...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Cream Gray and Light Blue Wool Pile Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this Scandinavian-inspired pile rug from Rug & Kilim’s titular collection is hand knotted in with natural yarn, enjoying a geometric field design with alterna...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Large Modern Transitional Rug in Light Blue
By Keivan Woven Arts
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Modern Transitional Rug in Light Blue The large-scale pattern of this piece is a repeating floral design in varying shades of light to medium gray-blue. The neutral ground also...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Turkish Oushak Light Blue Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern Oushak hand knotted wool rug with a light blue field. This Oushak rug has a blue and peach frame and multi-color accents all-over a gorgeous geometric floral design....
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Light Blue Sultanabad Handmade Floral Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern Sultanabad hand knotted wool rug with a light blue field. This Sultanabad rug has a navy-blue frame and multi-color accent in a gorgeous all-over Classic floral meda...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Light Blue Gray Gold Modern Abstract Hand Knotted Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The UnTitled collection was designed by Jaime Derringer: artist, blogger, and founder of Design Milk. Jaime’s intuitive and fluid brushstrokes are reminiscent of Japanese Shodo calli...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Light Blue Gray Gold Modern Abstract Hand Knotted Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The UnTitled collection was designed by Jaime Derringer: artist, blogger, and founder of Design Milk. Jaime’s intuitive and fluid brushstrokes are reminiscent of Japanese Shodo calli...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Apadana Light Blue Modern Bamboo/Silk Boho Handmade Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern handmade Indian bamboo and silk boho rug with a light blue and ivory field. This Boho Collection Rug has an all-over solid design. This rug measures: 10'0" x 14'0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Geometric & Modern Flatweave Area Rug, Soft Light Gray & Light Blue Palette
Located in New York, NY
Finely woven and thin pile flatweave area rug that's perfect for a beach home. Contrasting light neutrals and light blues across the rug with variating hexagons, squares and abstract...
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2010s Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Oushak Handmade Floral Light Blue Oversize Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern Oushak hand-knotted wool rug with a light blue field. This Oushak rug has multicolor accents in a gorgeous floral pattern design. This rug measures: 12' x 16'9"....
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Turkish Oushak Light Blue Handmade Floral Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Modern Turkish Oushak hand-knotted scatter wool rug with a light blue field. This Oushak has accents and a frame of yellow, tan, and green in an all-over geometric floral d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Oushak Muted Rug in Coral and Light Blue
By Keivan Woven Arts
Located in Atlanta, GA
Oushak rug with blue and coral, neutral color palette and all-over flower design, rug BDH-742274, country of origin / type: India/ Oushak This hand knotted Oushak rug features a be...
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2010s Indian Oushak Indian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rollaken Rug, Light Blue Open Field
Located in New York, NY
A plain, slightly varied, light blue field is framed by a border of squares in shades of light blue, pale blue, and light grey, with cross details in every second panel. Wool pattern...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

6.2x9.5 Ft Distressed Vintage Handmade Rug Over-Dyed Light Blue for Modern Homes
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage distressed Turkish area rug re-dyed in light blue color for contemporary interiors. Measures: 6.2 x 9.5 ft. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Profes...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Modern & Contemporary Handwoven Flatweave Rug, Light Blue & Brown & Gray Palette
Located in New York, NY
A very simple, and easy handwoven flatweave to place in a room in need of some good cool tones. Blue and gray palette with hints of brown.
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2010s Afghan Kilim Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Pomegranate Design Modern Khotan Rug in Light Blue and Cream
By Keivan Woven Arts
Located in Atlanta, GA
This Khotan features an all over Pomegranate Design flanked by a repeating pattern in the border. The entirety of the piece is rendered in light blue, and creams which makes it a ver...
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Early 2000s Afghan Khotan Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Light Blue Abstract All Over Pattern Rug with or without Fringe
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Rapture Collection is a high-end rug collection that includes 29 rug design options, in 155 design and rug color combinations, totaling 620 various design-color-size combinations...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Polyester

Post Modern Light Blue Abstract Repeat Pattern Rug with or without Fringe
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Rapture Collection is a high-end rug collection that includes 29 rug design options, in 155 design and rug color combinations, totaling 620 various design-color-size combinations...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Polyester

Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Rug. Size: 9 ft 4 in x 11 ft 5 in
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Afghan Rug / Country of Origin: Afghanistan/ Circa Date: Modern - Size: 9 ft 4 in x 11 ft 5 in (2.84 m x 3.48 m).
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Large Kilim Rug in Light Blue, Light Gray & Cream with Minimalist Modern Design
By Keivan Woven Arts
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Kilim rug with Minimalist and Modern design. rug/AFG-27618 , country of origin / type: Afghanistan /Kilim. The subdued design of this kilim rug makes it perfect for modern and...
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2010s Afghan Kilim Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Karesansui Light Blue Round Rug by Matteo Cibic
By Scarlet Splendour, Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Karesansui Light Blue Round Rug by Matteo Cibic is contemporary, luxurious and brings the zen gardens of Japan indoors. Available in different colors. Scarlet Splendour’s Karesansu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Moroccan Style Handmade Light Blue Wool Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Moroccan style runner hand-knotted wool rug with a Light Blue field. This Modern rug has an ivory accent in a gorgeous all-over geometric tribal design. Thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Rug. Size: 8 ft 4 in x 10 ft
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Afghan Rug / Country of Origin: Afghanistan/ Circa Date: Modern - Size: 8 ft 4 in x 10 ft (2.54 m x 3.05 m).
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern & Minimalist Design Turkish Vintage Tulu Rug in Light Peach & Gray Blue
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Tulu Turkish rug in Minimalist design and modern design with single diamond medallion, rug EN-140516, country of origin / type: Turkey / Tulu, circa mid-20th century. Mea...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Colorblock Gradient Pink Light Blue Purple Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The contemporary classic designs bridge the gap between transitional and Postmodern, with an overall classic sensibility. Rug patterns include abstract, geometric, overall, organic, ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Light Blue with Navy Post Modern Hand-Knotted Wool Rug in Japanese Design
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The UnTitled collection was designed by Jaime Derringer: artist, blogger, and founder of Design Milk. Jaime’s intuitive and fluid brushstrokes are reminiscent of Japanese Shodo calli...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Light Blue with Navy Post Modern Hand Knotted Wool Rug in Japanese Design
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
Please keep in mind that this is a hand-knotted rug that is made to order and shipped from overseas. Delivery time is approximately 28 weeks. The UnTitled collection was designed b...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Light Blue with Navy Post Modern Hand Knotted Wool Rug in Japanese Design
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The UnTitled collection was designed by Jaime Derringer: artist, blogger, and founder of Design Milk. Jaime’s intuitive and fluid brushstrokes are reminiscent of Japanese Shodo calli...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Moroccan Wool Runner Rug in Light Blue, Custom Options Avl.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand-knotted Moroccan rug, made of plant dyed sheep wool. Soft, comfy pile that is ideal for families with kids. Available as it is or made to measure in any size a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Nazmiyal Collection Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Rug. 9 ft 4 in x 11 ft 5 in
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Afghan Rug / Country of Origin: Afghanistan/ Circa Date: Modern - Size: 9 ft 4 in x 11 ft 5 in (2.84 m x 3.48 m).
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

6.4x9.5 Ft Vintage Handmade Turkish Rug Redyed in Light Blue for Modern Interior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug re-dyed in light green color for contemporary interiors. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Professionally washed. Sturdy and can be ...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Modern Swedish Design Rug with All-Over Design in White, Taupe & Light Blue
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modern Scandinavian/Swedish rug with minimalist geometric design in pastel and neutral colors. rug KHN-1038, modern rug, modern Scandinavian rug This Scandinavian flat-weave patte...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

7x10 Ft Light Blue Color Redyed Handmade Vintage Turkish Rug 4 Modern Interiors
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug re-dyed in light blue color for contemporary interiors. Measures: 7 x 10 ft. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Professionally washe...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Modern Gabbeh Style Hand-Loom Minimalist Pattern Light Blue Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern Gabbeh style hand-Loom wool rug with a Light Blue field. This Gabbeh-style rug has black accents in a gorgeous all-over geometric minimal design. This rug measure...
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2010s Pakistani Minimalist Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Karesansui Light Blue Rectangular Medium Rug by Matteo Cibic
By Scarlet Splendour, Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Karesansui Light Blue Rectangular Medium Rug by Matteo Cibic is luxurious, chic and inspired by the Zen gardens of Japan. Available in different colors. Scarlet Splendour’s Karesans...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Karesansui Light Blue Rectangular Small Rug by Matteo Cibic
By Scarlet Splendour, Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Karesansui Light Blue Rectangular Small Rug by Matteo Cibic is luxurious, chic and inspired by the Zen gardens of Japan. Available in different colors. Scarlet Splendour’s Karesans...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Water Garden - Modern Geometric Handloom Blue Brown Light Grey Wool Rug Boxes
By Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, AE
Design Title: "Water Garden" from Garden Collection "Water Garden", the cold colors of light grey and calming blue represents a closed garden with different water features inside th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Karesansui Light Blue Rectangular Large Rug by Matteo Cibic
By Scarlet Splendour, Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Karesansui Light Blue Rectangular Large Rug by Matteo Cibic is luxurious, chic and inspired by the Zen gardens of Japan. Available in different colors. Scarlet Splendour’s Karesans...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Design Afghan Rug with Minimalist Tribal Design in Blue & Light Orange
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Modern design Geometric rug with Minimalist and Tribal design, rug 1912-288 country of origin / type: Afghan / Tribal This tribal Afghan rug with a modern design rendered in a...
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2010s Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Abstract Light Blue & Gray Flatweave Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Angled connected stripes in variating blues, and neutrals form this beautiful flatweave. Versatile size and easy to place. Love this for beach homes!
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2010s Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

5.7x9.3 Ft Hand-Knotted Vintage and Modern Area Rug Overdyed in Light Blue Color
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish rug re-dyed in light blue color. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Deep washed. Sturdy and can be used on a high traffic area, suitable for b...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Nazmiyal Collection Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Rug 9 ft 9 in x 12 ft 2 in
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Room Size Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Afghan Rug / Country of Origin: Afghanistan/ Circa Date: Modern - Size: 9 ft 9 in x 12 ft 2 in (2.97 m x 3.71 m).
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Runner Rug. Size: 2 ft 9 in x 10 ft 9 in
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Amazing Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Afghan Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern - Size: 2 ft 9 in x 10 ft 9 in (0.84 m x 3.28 m).
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Nazmiyal Collection Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Rug 8 ft 8 in x 11 ft 6 in
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Afghan Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern - Size: 8 ft 8 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.64 m x 3.51 m).
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Nazmiyal Collection Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Rug 2 ft 10 in x 8 ft 7 in
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Soft Ivory and Light Blue Modern Moroccan Style Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern - Size: 2 ft 10 in x 8 ft 7 in (0.86 m x 2.62 m).
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Kilim Rug with Stripes in Shades of Blue, Brown, Light Gray and Cream
By Keivan Woven Arts
Located in Atlanta, GA
Flat-weave Kilim rug with stripes with modern design in shades of blue, gray, brown and cream, rug AFG-27629, country of origin / type: Afghanistan / Kilim, Stripe Kilim, Stripe desi...
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2010s Afghan Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

7.3x10.5 Ft Vintage Rug Over-Dyed in Light Blue Color, Ideal for Modern Interior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug re-dyed in light blue color for contemporary interiors. Measures: 7.3 x 10.5 ft. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Professionally w...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

5x9 Ft Hand-Knotted 1960s Turkish Rug Re-Dyed in Light Blue for Modern Interiors
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug re-dyed in light blue color for contemporary interiors. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Professionally washed. Sturdy and can be...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

7.5x11 Ft Vintage Floral Rug Over-Dyed in Light Blue, Ideal for Modern Interior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug re-dyed in light blue color for contemporary interiors. Measures: 7.5 x 11 ft. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Professionally was...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Light Blue Gray Gold Modernist Abstract Hand Knotted Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The UnTitled collection was designed by Jaime Derringer: artist, blogger, and founder of Design Milk. Jaime’s intuitive and fluid brushstrokes are reminiscent of Japanese Shodo calli...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Tabriz Design Fine Rug in Camel Background, Light Brown, Lt. Blue, Yellow
By Keivan Woven Arts
Located in Atlanta, GA
Tabriz Design rug with light camel background, Light Brown, tan, light brown, Lt. blue, yellow, and neutral color palette and all-over flower design, rug/KOL-69996, country of origin...
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2010s Afghan Tabriz Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Oushak Turkish Rug in Turquoise, Blue, Green & Light Brown Highlights
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Oushak Turkish rug in Turquoise, blue, green & light brown highlights, BLK-17309, vintage Turkish rug over-dyed. Turkish Oushak over-dyed in blue color This Turkish carpet wi...
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Late 20th Century Persian Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Moroccan Wool Rug in Light Blue & Ivory Colors, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern hand-knotted Moroccan rug made of light blue color hand-spun wool. Available as it is or made to measure in any size, design and color combination requested.
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Light Blue Solid Color Hand-Loomed Bamboo Silk Plush Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Bonn collection has a luxe aesthetic and a Minimalist personality. It is a well-constructed, cost-effective, high performance collection. Express lead times and extensive customi...
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2010s Indian Post-Modern Indian Rugs

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Bamboo

Light Blue Signed Märta Måås-Fjetterström Swedish Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This mid-century Swedish rug has a field with horizontal shaded blue panels of a variety of sizes, an ivory and shaded blue chequerboard strip at each end, initialed in the lower lef...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Modernist Light Blue Abstract Repeat Pattern Rug with or Without Fringe
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Rapture Collection is a high-end rug collection that includes 29 rug design options, in 155 design and rug color combinations, totaling 620 various design-color-size combinations...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Polyester

Vintage Spanish Light Brown and Blue Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish light brown and blue handwoven wool rug Size: 16'4" × 16'8" (497 × 508 cm) A mid-20th century Spanish rug, the striated light brown field with sparsely staggered bl...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Light Blue Abstract Repeat Pattern Rug with or without Fringe
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Rapture Collection is a high-end rug collection that includes 29 rug design options, in 155 design and rug color combinations, totaling 620 various design-color-size combinations...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Polyester

6x9.4 Ft Vintage Turkish Area Rug Over-Dyed in Light Blue with Medallion Design
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug re-dyed in light blue color. Measures: 6 x 9.4 ft Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Deep washed. Sturdy and can be used on a high tr...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

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Light Blue Modern Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal light blue modern rug for your home. A light blue modern rug — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. Find 26 options for an antique or vintage light blue modern rug now, or shop our selection of 66 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the light blue modern rug you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right light blue modern rug, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made light blue modern rug over the years, but those crafted by Woven Concepts, Nazmiyal Collection and Rug & Kilim are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Light Blue Modern Rug?

The average selling price for a light blue modern rug at 1stDibs is $4,900, while they’re typically $189 on the low end and $55,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.