If you love timeless interior designs pieces, opt for traditional-style rugs in your home. Woven for centuries in a variety of regions around the world, traditional rugs are often identified by names such as Serapi, Tabriz, Herati, and Kashan. Quality, handmade traditional area rugs are sometimes considered most appropriate for formal settings, but really, the classic style of these pieces means they are compatible for most rooms and décor styles. Traditional rugs can sometimes have a vintage or even tribal feel, no doubt due in part to the Asian and Middle Eastern pedigree of the designs. Custom rugs in the traditional style continue to provide a classic look and feel for homes of all types and are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
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.