A rug that is woven on a loom rather than being knotted, is a flatweave and they are specific. They generally have thin pile and their patterns are quite often vibrant and typically with a graphic pattern. And patterns are so popular now.
Rugs known as Dhurries, kilims and sometimes Aubusson designs incorporate this style rug. Their design, weight and adaptability, work well in a variety of environments and with many different styles of furnishings and types of décor.
If the pattern is a wide stripe—that can be a counterpoint to a more formal room. A bold geometric pattern often pairs with a second smaller pattern either for a bohemian look or is apropos for a layered setting with many elements.
Flat weaves are also good for:
Casual beach settings
Covered outdoor rooms
Spa bath sitting areas
To ground more formal living rooms
They are durable, easy to vacuum and are hardworking.
Take a look at the slideshow for some examples.