Is there anything more popular among interior decorators than vintage Oriental rugs? Unlikely. One look at these beauties, and you'll understand.
Why A Vintage Oriental Rug?
Oriental rugs have a rich history dating back thousands of years, and they're still a cherished design element loved by antique enthusiasts of all kinds. They have beautiful patterns, bright colors, and traditions from around the world woven in, and they're versatile enough to work with almost any style of house.
Interior decorators love vintage Oriental area rugs for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and even open kitchens! Oriental rugs can, of course, be used anywhere in the home, but they're usually kept in lower-traffic areas to preserve their quality.
The following decor ideas will shed light on how you might use vintage Oriental area rugs in a space:
A pair of Safavieh Evoke vintage Oriental rugs for the living room and dining room of a home. The rugs can be in matching colors or complementing colors, depending on the house's existing decor.
Large vintage Oriental rugs used in each of a house's bedrooms, unifying the decor while still allowing for variety. They don't have to match; this is an opportunity to showcase pieces you love.
Vintage blue Oriental rugs as a house's runners, brightening the overall decor of a space. The runners would match if they're in the same hallway, but different halls can have different blue designs.
A Closer Look At Vintage Oriental Rugs
With thousands of years of history and designs from tribes around the rug belt, vintage Oriental rugs are treasured in any home. They can make a room seem more sophisticated or pull several antique pieces together for a rustic look.
You can choose from materials such as:
Natural fibers are more traditional, but they will be more challenging to clean, on average, and are typically more fragile. Meanwhile, synthetic varieties are easier to remove stains from but are, of course, less traditional options.
Is A Vintage Oriental Rug Right For Me?
If you love the look of these beautiful rugs, there's no reason you can't find one perfect for your home. The following tips will make the process easier:
Size: Measure your room carefully and use the following size guidelines to help you pick your rug:
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'
Color: Professional designers use color wheels to pick decor that will work in a room. Take a page from the pros to find what works with your existing colors.
Choosing The Perfect Vintage Oriental Rug
With your size and color in mind, you're ready to start looking for your top picks. Use the search filters to narrow the thousands of results into something more manageable and compare each rug you like before making your purchase.
Remember to buy a pad, so your new rug stays in place and is softer to walk on.
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