Oriental Rugs and Interior Design

With their intricate designs and impeccable craftsmanship, our immense collection of Oriental rugs can enrich a room's sense of place in history. There's no denying the timelessness of vintage and antique Oriental rugs. No matter what its origin, size, color or pattern is, a good-quality Oriental rug never goes out of style and it works with nearly any design scheme.

Oriental rugs define the character of a space while keeping the permanent pieces in a room very neutral. Oriental carpets are a nice way to add color and texture to a room if a client is not willing to commit to furniture with strong colors. When it comes to choosing an Oriental rug, you usually know from the moment you see it; however, it is important to keep your lifestyle in mind when purchasing. Wool is a prime choice for high traffic areas, such as living rooms, dining rooms, hallways and child-friendly areas. Silk has an extremely soft and luxurious surface, but work best with little foot traffic. Good quality Oriental rugs made from 100% natural wool and hand-knotted are very practical. With proper cleaning and maintenance, Oriental rugs last for centuries and still look amazing.

A good rule of thumb most designers follow is selecting an Oriental rug first and then coordinating the furniture, paint and accessories afterwards. Oversize and room-size rugs can dominate your space, so it's important that the rest of the room match accordingly to avoid discordance. If your space is already furnished, consider balancing color and pattern. Heavy patterned furnishings pair well with solid color or subtle patterned rugs. Use a patterned rug if you have solid colored upholstery and furnishings. When picking colors, darker hues create a cozy, more intimate feel while lighter colors complement open spaces and make smaller rooms feel more spacious.