Modern area rugs combine themes, patterns and colors that are usually trendy and contemporary.  They can be very simple and in a room setting present a casual look.  They can also be wild, daring, and abstract in design creating a wow factor.  In addition, geometric patterns, both symmetric and asymmetric, are also available in this style.  Rugs of this style are able to come in the largest variety of texture and material types.  Shag, braided, carved, flokati, jute, and seagrass all can define this style.  It is also worth noting that borders are less common with this style of rug.