- Area Rugs
This classic area rug is perfect for styling any interior, contemporary or traditional
Beautifully crafted oriental rugs never go out of style. These versatile and timeless beauties lend richness to traditional rooms, can warm up modern spaces and are ideal for layering. Here are a few design rules to keep in mind when styling your oriental rug:
Oriental rugs will always look at home among traditional furniture and antiques, but don’t underestimate the power of contrast — an oriental rug also looks stunning as the single nod to tradition in an otherwise modern room. Here are a few of the decor styles oriental rugs work best with:
Not sure how to style an oriental rug? Here’s some inspiration.
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Are oriental rugs in style now?
Yes! Oriental rugs are timeless classics, and while their popularity has temporary fluctuations up or down, they are now and will always be a solid design choice. In fact, the trend in recent years has been towards rich, authentic design — which make oriental rugs a natural fit.
Can oriental rugs work in modern rooms?
Yes! Oriental rugs are perfect for adding warmth, richness and texture to sleek, modern spaces. Just imagine a vibrant oriental rug atop a smooth concrete or bare wood floor, accented with a few sculptural modern pieces of furniture.
Should I have the same style throughout my house, or give each room its own theme?
Keep some elements the same. While it’s fun to add a unique touch to each room (no one wants to live in a cookie-cutter home!) unless there is some stylistic consistency, you and your guests might feel a bit of design whiplash. If you have eclectic tastes and love to experiment, try unifying the elements with a single color palette.
How long should I expect an oriental rug to last?
With proper care and cleaning, a high quality oriental rug can last for many years. Some have even been known to last for generations!
Because of the intricate designs of oriental rugs, they often work best in a rectangular shape or as a runner. Try a large rectangular oriental rug in the living room, dining room or bedroom; or place an oriental runner in the hall or kitchen.