By Solange Raffin. Area Rugs. Published at Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 - 01:41:46 AM.
Oriental rugs. These rugs have always been a symbol of wealth, and rightfully so, as they’re quite expensive. They’re a great investment, as their value never decreases and sometimes increases. The purchase of an Oriental rug should be preceded by careful study of the varieties available. Most are handmade. Silk Orientals are often woven with real gold threads, adding to the value. Wool Orientals are less expensive, though still a good investment.
Inlaid rugs. Here’s where your imagination can take over. Anything your mind can conjure, a good carpet designer can manifest. Doodle on a piece of paper until you come up with at least a semblance of what you want, and your designer can take it from there. Geometric shapes, florals, birds, stars and stripes, fans, your name or initials¾there are no rules. Pricing here again depends on the quality of the carpet and the complexity of the design.
So designers say start with the area rug first. From its design, you can choose colors to paint your walls and find throw pillows and paintings to complete the decor. Just make sure to follow this rule of thumb: The area rug should be a minimum of six inches and no more than two feet away from the wall. When you take into consideration the different uses, shapes and design preferences, however, other factors weigh in as well.
In addition to the compelling styles that are outlined above, you should make sure to check out other types of area rugs from around the world. Flokah rugs, for instance, are designed in Greece. Their thick piles add a plush element to any room. They are also bursting with Mediterranean flair that you’re sure to love! Tibetan rugs are also great options to consider. Stick with a traditional square tiger pattern to imbue your home with a mystical and timeless feel. No matter what type of area rug you ultimately choose, it is sure to reflect your personal taste and impeccable style. Above all else, you will have a lot of fun selecting rugs for your home!
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