Antique rugs and furniture help us understand the various styles and history that was appreciated through the generations long ago. We have witnessed the rising trend in vintage rugs; however, they are now sharing the spot light with antique pieces, a more mature version of themselves. Antique rugs are a part of the weaver's life right in front of you. Feel the magic radiating with the attention to detail and care that went into the rug's creation. Interior designers find themselves searching for unique and highly coveted antique pieces with a story to when designing their clients' homes.
Capable of conveying a stylish decor, antique rugs are versatile and can complement eclectic modern to contemporary chic. Antique rugs and carpets have the same appeal as antique furniture. They were not mass produced and they are available in non-standard sizes. Not every space conforms to standard area rug sizes (5 x 7, 8 x 10 and 9 x 12). With their pattern, texture and global vibes, antique carpets add warmth and sophistication to nearly any space.
The beautiful thing about using antique rugs is they add instant history and soul to a home. There is something about an Oriental rug that has survived the ravages of time intact. Who used it and more importantly who made it? What was their life like? What events has this antique rug witnessed? What conversations has it overheard? It's pure bliss to live with things that may never be made the same way again, and making practical use of them allows the past to come alive in the present. Your home should tell a story – where you've been and where you're going – and what moves you. This is reason enough to make antique rugs and carpets a part of your home.
Why buy an antique rugs and furniture? Here are a few reasons to welcome antique rugs into your home:
- Unlike new rugs and furniture, which decrease in value over time, your antique rug and furniture purchases will hold their value — and may even increase in value over the years.
- Antique furniture is durable and was built to last; expect to find better materials and higher-quality construction with antiques than in new mass-produced rugs and furniture.
- Antiques have character, patina and a sense of history.