If you want an eye-catching accent that's versatile enough for any design style, a flat weave wool rug is the perfect solution.
Flat weave rugs are one of the world's oldest styles of rugs. They're made using weaving techniques that, while simple, yield intricate and beautiful patterns. When made with wool, they're particularly suitable for rich or bright colors like vibrant reds or yellows.
What's more is that the pattern is the same on both sides of the rug (usually), with no backing, which makes the rug lighter, more flexible, and more versatile. They're also often easier to clean and work particularly well with layering.
The following ideas are some of the many ways that you might use a flat woven wool rug:
Layer woven wool rugs on top of jute or sisal area rugs to soften a surface and, in the case of jute, make it more resistant to high traffic.
Use a hand woven wool rug with bright reds and yellows in a large living room, to make it more inviting and warm.
Opt for a pair of blue Safavieh wool rugs for multiple bedrooms to create a calming atmosphere while tying designs together.
The versatility of flat woven wool rugs is compounded by the many styles they're available in. Whether your home is shabby chic or southwestern, there's a rug that will work for your home.
A Closer Look At Flat Weave Wool Rugs
Interior decorators like to use flat weave wool rugs in more casual settings, where warmth is crucial. They're also great for creating texture and drawing a room together without stealing the show.
Rugs serve as a room's backdrop, the item that is both in the background and the foreground, and flat woven rugs handle it well.
Since these rugs are found in so many cultural styles and colors, use a color picker tool to make sure you choose one that'll fit with your home, but let yourself get creative. A flat woven wool rug -- if properly cared for -- will stay in your family for generations.
Is A Flat Weave Wool Rug Right For Me?
If you're ready to bring the flexibility of a flat weave wool rug into your house, you can rest assured that you'll find one that works in your home. Wool offers the following benefits:
It is excellent at hiding dirt in between cleanings, helping your home look clean.
It is made from durable, resilient natural fibers that stand the test of time.
It is resistant to flame.
It is an excellent insulator for your floor, keeping your feet and house warm in the winter months.
It responds well to cleaning -- moisture makes the fibers swell slightly, releasing soil and dirt.
Choosing The Perfect Flat Woven Wool Rug
The most important step in finding the perfect flat weave wool rug for your home is measuring the room. Use the below size guide to figure out what size you need and then filter by style, color, shape and more!
Room: 5' x 7' -- Rug: 3' x 5'
Room: 7' x 10' -- Rug: 5' x 8'
Room: 10' x 12' -- Rug: 8' x 10'
Room: 11' x 14' -- Rug: 9' x 12'
Room: 14' x 17' -- Rug: 12' x 15'
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