Thanks to the innovation and creativity of area rug designers, manufacturers and importers, an ever-broadening spectrum of value-conscious consumers can grace their home with a genuine hand knotted, handcrafted or machine made rugs.
BASIC RUG STYLES: There are three basic styles rugs: Traditional, Transitional, and Contemporary. And there are a multitude of designs and color combinations available in each of these categories. Following is a brief description of the basic styles:
The classic “Oriental” carpet, traditional style rugs are inspired by the ornate and intricate Persian and Indo-Persian patterns and rich colors that were the wellspring ofIndia’s rug-weaving industry.
Transitional style rugs are adaptations of the classic Persian, Indo-Persian, and other traditional Oriental rug patterns. They can be characterized by more muted and subtle color palettes, more open designs, and intricate patterns most often inspired by nature. More recently, several transitional collections are in brighter colors and the patterns have a modern flair while still hearkening to the traditional roots.
CONTEMPORARY / MODERN
Fanciful, fashionable, and eye-catching, contemporary style rugs are the perfect accents for a residential or commercial space whose design and furnishings are distinctly modern. Other examples of bold or modern rugs can be seen here.
Because there is such a large variety of rug options for each style, finding the perfect one is a breeze. With modern rugs ... for example, you can go geometric, floral or graphic.Because there is such a large variety of rug options for each style, finding the perfect one is a breeze. With modern rugs ... for example, you can go geometric, floral or graphic.
With 20,000 area rugs in stock, finding one that works with your decor style isn't the hard part. Choosing can be challenging. Best bet is to narrow down to 2 or 3 and then eliminate your way to the one. Our design consultants can assist you in the process, both in the showroom and online. ( Online: Use the chat feature, lower right).
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Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.