Did you know that silk is one of the most famous luxury textiles? It doesn’t get any better than a silk oriental rug livening up your home.
A silk oriental area rug epitomizes lavish home décor. They're some of the most treasured types of rugs available to purchase, and the reason is the material itself. Silk is a strong yet delicate fiber that can be tedious to work with, hence the rarity of silk rugs. They’re some of the most labor-intensive rugs to manufacture thanks to the intricate designs and elevated knot count.
Not ready to pick your silk oriental rug without more inspiration? We get it. We included some of our favorite ideas below for those who are interested:
Want something show-stopping? Look no further than the massive beauty of a silk oriental rug 10x14. A piece of this size gives the artisan room to display their skill, but it is also very time-consuming to create, making it even rarer.
Looking for something with a rich history? Try a silk antique oriental rug to add character to your space. You might look for a faded antique look, which will be more affordable, or an authentic antique piece with a life of its own.
Need more durability? Wool and silk oriental rugs are soft, luxurious, and slightly more durable than pure silk rugs. They’re also more affordable in most cases. Wool will, however, take away some of the natural shine that silk has.
A Closer Look At The Silk Oriental Rug
Unlike wool or cotton, silk is made from proteins, similar to the hair on your head. Despite a high tensile strength, silk is more prone to damage from foot traffic and soil because of the protein structure. A silk oriental rug can last a lifetime if you care for it properly, though, so don’t let this deter you.
The following tips will help you keep your silk oriental area look looking beautiful for decades to come:
Keep your rug out of direct sunlight, as it can fade the dye.
Brush and gently shake your rug outside regularly to remove dirt and debris.
Rotate your rug often to prevent wear patterns from walking paths.
Is A Silk Oriental Area Rug Right For Me?
If you’re up to the care that a silk oriental rug requires, then one of these beauties is right for you. A silk rug is an investment, though, so take extra care to pick the best one. We recommend a list of what you’re looking for so that you can compare it against each oriental rug’s specifications.
Below, we’ve highlighted details to include in your list before you pick your silk oriental area rug:
Primary and accent colors
Pure silk vs. silk blend
Choosing The Perfect Silk Oriental Rug
Enter your size requirements in the filters if you’d like to narrow your results. Then compare the options you like against your list to eliminate ones that won’t work for your needs. Finally, you’re ready to select your favorite silk oriental rug from the remaining options.
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