Black oriental area rugs are regal pieces with beautiful designs and expert craftsmanship. They can be made from many materials in just about any size, shape, and thickness.
The following are just some of the many ways that these beautiful rugs can be used in a home:
A black oriental runner rug in a farmhouse-casual kitchen to protect the floor and add classic charm.
A round black oriental rug underneath a round dining table, accented with hints of gold.
A faded black oriental rug in a shabby chic living room, grounding the décor and creating a sense of calm.
Oriental rugs are made to suit almost any occasion or space, and there are hundreds of decorating possibilities. You can even purchase indoor/outdoor varieties to use on a patio or outdoor sitting area.
A Closer Look at Black Oriental Rugs
Black oriental area rugs are a popular choice among interior decorators because of the statement they can make in a room. Black is a neutral, grounding color. In Feng Shui and color psychology, black is associated with:
Feng Shui, in particular, has an interesting use of black. Symbolically, a black rug might represent the courage to overcome fear or a sense of connection with the surrounding world.
Is a Black Oriental Rug Right for Me?
Since black oriental rugs can work in any space, you can guarantee that there’s one perfect for you. You just need to determine the size, shape, material, and thickness you want your rug to be.
Let’s take a closer look:
For size, measure your room carefully and use the guide below to determine the dimensions you need. For circular rugs, go with the smaller measurement and add up to 1 ft to find the right size.
For shape, consider the shape of your room and existing décor. A runner for a hallway, a smaller round or rectangular rug for an entryway, a square rug for a square room, etc.
For material and thickness, consider where the rug will sit. Low-traffic areas do well with thicker rugs and more delicate materials. High-traffic areas are better with thinner rugs and more durable materials.
Once you have an idea of the right size, shape, material, and thickness, you’re ready to start shopping.
Choosing the Perfect Black Oriental Rug
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Don’t forget to add a pad to the back of your rug to prevent slipping!
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