Persian and Oriental Rugs work well in traditional style décor, but it is easy enough to incorporate the beauty of these special rugs into just about any type of style.
The design of a 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 and unlived-in. 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 walls 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 neutral in tone – including the furniture – allows the rug to be the center of attention. An accent wall can also be appropriate when decorating with Persian and Oriental rugs- just choose one of the main colors in the rug for the accent wall and you will be surprised at how much you love your colorful new space.
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 Rugs, the Perfect Decor:
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, or orange floral design would look great with a rug in colors of red and blue on the floor.
Also, when 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 you love the clean lines of the European modern style, see if you can stay with the clean white walls and even white furniture. Coupled with a beautiful 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 – be 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 rug.
For minimalist spaces, a more simply designed Persian or Oriental piece can draw the eye and help the room seem more alive.
You can make a modern room transitional by pairing contemporary colors and furniture with a traditional rug. There is a sense of balance in transitional spaces that fine rugs really help emphasize.
A rustically-designed home might feature unfinished furniture and exposed stone or brick. The warmth a Persian or Oriental rug brings is perfect for rustic spaces.
Shabby-chic is a vintage inspired style. Antique Persian and Oriental rugs are perfect decorating items in a shabby-chic home. Vintage rugs improve the atmosphere of any room by bringing culture and history to it.
Decorating around Persian and Oriental Rugs is a matter of personal taste and family traditional living. Most grandmothers’ and grandfathers’ rugs still work in new modern homes. These rugs have been around for around a hundred years and will be for many more years to come. Proper professional rug care, including regular hand washing every 4 to 5 years, along with regular inspection and rotation will help maintain the beauty, investment and value of your rug.
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