No longer the rugs are considered as an accessory to interior decor. Today they are considered as a necessary part of home to enhance the inner beauty of house. A rug not only adds excitement, color but also adds a sense of warmth to a room. Even room without interior design can also be made exciting by the presence of a good quality traditional rugs.
Beyond everything, enhancing the inner beauty of a room with the presence of a rug is theoretically the easiest way but it is very important that you choose the right kind of rug. In this article we are going to discuss the characteristics of rugs from the Eastern part of the world and how we can use them as an interior decorating item.
Bring in the royal feeling with a traditional Persian carpet. It is now no more secret that Persian carpets are known for their fine embroidery and elaborate pictorial motifs. A large amount of labors is involved in the creation of a quality Persian rug, resulting in a high level of artistic quality and without any doubt, more tufts of yarn per square inch than any other traditional rugs available in the market.
The knitting techniques used to create these memorizing beauties force us to go back thousands of years, that is why if we are looking to maximize the effect which a Persian carpet brings to a room, we must ensure that it is hand woven. There are many rugs in the market which are machine made and using artificial dyes but they can’t give us the same feel which an authentic handmade piece has.
If we go through in details, for creating a typical Persian rug it requires half a dozen artisans, working 6 to 8 hours a day for whole week will hand tying 500 knots per square inch. In other words, these carpets take more than a month and sometimes even more than a year to complete a single rug or carpet, that is why they demand a handsome price in market and last for such a long time.
The wool which is most commonly use in making Persian carpets contains lanolin (or wool fat). Its natural waterproofing and preserving qualities makes a Persian rug much more durable. No machine-made rug can match with that.
These rugs are made in such a manner that it can be used on variety of floor types, but it is said that they really pop up when used on hardwood floors. Persian rugs come with a variety of sizes and can be used in any corner of the house. We can apply them in living room in front of fireplace or in the kitchen or under a dining table or outside in the lobby.
Smaller rugs are used at the side of our bed. It will be a great felling when we wake up in the morning and put our feet on these soft, beautiful carpets which are not less than a work of art.
An alternative other than Persian rugs would be Oriental traditional rugs
When interior designers used the word Oriental rugs they doesn’t mean by using the word in its common form as by Oriental rugs, but it could be referred to anything from Azerbaijani, Indo Islamic, Mughal, Northern Chinese, Tibetan or even Ottoman style of carpet weaving.
Generally, people get confuse between Persian rugs and Oriental rugs as they are same thing, but in reality, it is quite close enough but not hundred percent true. However both Persian rugs and Oriental rugs come from same regions that are belong to ancient Persian Empire.
It’s is just due to its massive popularity and demand; Persian rugs has been categorized as a completely different style altogether. We can say that all Persian rugs might be Oriental but not the vice versa.
If you are not getting any Persian carpets but still want a cozy, ancient feel than you can go for Oriental rugs whish might be the best option. Whether they come from same region, they still have their own distinct characteristics and look.
Other styles of Oriental rugs make the use of natural beauty of wool strands by not dying them at all. Instead they rely on the natural colour of the fabric and for this purpose they use long strands of wool.
To an untrained eye Oriental rugs and Persian rugs might look at once the same, but however there are some differences in the way they use the fabric, the motifs and the countless minor details. Azerbaijani carpets for instance often have frills at the shorter ends.
Irrespective of whether you choose Persian rug or oriental rug, you can always rely on Oriental rugs (including Persian carpets) for the great a sense of style as well as a vibe of cosiness to a room. So, if you are thinking to give ancient or classical touch to your living room or bed room or any corner of the house, you can’t go wrong while choosing the rugs
Which classic rug should I buy?
Whether Oriental or Persian, whichever traditional rug you buy, you will have durable quality and it will be made with detail attention if you buy authentic ones. In such a case, the choice of buying a rug entirely depends on your personal taste.
To start with, you must go through the colour scheme of the room in which you want to use the carpet. You probably have some furniture there, so it is important to make sure that the carpet that you want to buy, goes though the overall scheme of things.
If the wallpaper in a room is of heavy design, then you must make sure that the carpet you buy is visually suitable. If a room comprising of plain solid coloured walls than, you can choose from number of the countless designs that are available today.
If you want to buy a rug to use it as a focal point of the room, then you go for an elaborate motif. If bold geometric designs are your thing then look for the Qashqai traditional rugs from Iran.
All of this might seem confusing at first, especially if you are completely new in the world of rugs but it is important to remember that there are no benchmark or mathematical rules when it comes to buying a rug. It is entirely a matter of finding a traditional rug that attracts you, which fits the overall interior decor scheme of the space where you want to put it in and most importantly, one that fits to your wallet.