Does an Oriental Rug Work for Every Type of Décor?

Persian and Oriental Rugs work well in traditional style décor, but it is easy enough to incorporate the beauty of these special rugs in just about any type of style.

The design of an Oriental or Persian rug can make a home filled with modern furniture warm and inviting. Modern furniture that’s sleek in style can sometimes make a room feel “cold.” A Persian rug can add considerable warmth and a feeling of welcome. Because of the vivid colors of these rugs, it may be best if you keep your wall colors a neutral color, thus allowing the colors in the rug to pop.

If you love the pattern of your rug and want to show it off, a room that’s mostly white in tone – including the furniture – allows the rug to be the center of attention.

If your rug has red and blues in it like traditional rugs, consider painting your walls a light charcoal grey – this will really help your rug stand out.

Persian and Oriental rugs are perfect for décor with a bohemian vibe. For example, a bedroom with pale cream or grey walls, with an antique- or iron-style bed frame with a bedspread in a pink, blue/grey, and orange floral design would look great with a Persian rug in colors of red and blue on the floor.

Also following the bohemian décor style, keep your walls pale and add some accents to your furniture (upholstery, throw pillows, etc.) that match the colors of the rug.

If your love the clean lines of European modern style, see if you can stay with the clean white walls and even white furniture. Coupled with a beautiful Persian rug on a wood floor, your room will exude sleekness while providing that all-important burst of warmth.

A Persian rug also can help a cabin in the woods – one with warm wood walls – all the cozier.

Rugs with red in with them can add a sense of history to a neutral wall and furniture palate.

Oriental rugs also “soften” hard wooden floors and hide stains, making them great options for kitchens and dining rooms.

A great thing about large Oriental and Persian rugs, if you need to break a great room up – a dining area and family room space, for example – placing a large rug either in the family room half or the dining half “splits” the great room into two separate spaces.

A loft –type apartment or home with exposed brick walls and hardwood floors, goes perfectly with a red-toned Oriental/Persian rug.

Decorating around Persian and Oriental Rugs is a matter of personal taste and family traditional living. Most grandmothers and grandfathers Persian rugs still work in new modern homes. These rugs have been around for several hundred years and will be for many more years to come. Proper professional rug care including regular hand – washing rug washing every 4 to 5 years, along with regular inspection and rotation will help maintain the beauty, investment and value  of your rug.