In this day and age everyone’s trying to be unique. This effort can come in many forms: your living room, your household’s aesthetic, your car, your cubicle. Regardless of what manifestation it takes, there’s a need to stylize your room into something that is original and yours. Of all the trends at your disposal, why not try rustic? When we say rustic, we mean something that gives off an older, yet traditional vibe. That isn’t to say it’d be a conservative living space; in contrast, it could be drawn back or decked with antiquities. This approach can come through several items, but the best possible way to do so comes through an item you may not expect. The object we speak of is an hand knotted Oriental rug—a manifestation that stands as a hallmark representation of traditional.
For an Oriental rug, “bland” is never in its description. An Oriental rug can bring multiple aspects to an interior: originality, vibrancy, artistry, grandeur. If there were a singular term to bundle these attributes together, I’d say tradition. Tradition is an inherent quality in fostering a rustic aesthetic. When we think of tradition, we think of a constant that has remained present for generations. Think of tradition this way: a trend that was forged long ago but remains popular years past its first creation. That is exactly what an Oriental rug embodies—pieces that were woven by hand in ages past that remain incredibly popular due to their traditional value.
So, what traits does an Oriental rug bring to the table to embody this traditional, rustic aesthetic? Several factors come into play! Here are the primary attributes
Color is such an important part of an Oriental rug. These hues that comes to fruition are baked into the Oriental rug’s long, thorough creation. The tones described are baked into the Oriental rug’s very fibers as it enters its first steps in construction. Through tireless effort, the Oriental rug is given a look that it can confidently call its own.
On the rustic front, the dye of an Oriental rug is especially vital. Because of the whole process, from the weave, to the dye, to the final product, an Oriental rug is able to age incredibly well. When we say age, we’re not talking about a few years—we’re talking about decades, hundreds of years, literal generations. As the age of the rug increases, so does the vibrancy of its colors. The dyes age like a fine wine, giving an object that already resembles an antiquity and even further edge in doing so.
The styles accented on an Oriental rug’s surface are things of beauty. Only items originating from this area of the world will look similar, but even then no two are ever the same. The designs inscribed upon an Oriental rug are a massive attribute to their traditional nature. These designs and their motifs have remained popular since their forging. Imagine a sprawling medallion at the center of a deep red piece has florals flow outward from itself. It’s a look that’s unlike anything else. Now, imagine that piece sitting in the middle of your living room accented by a fireplace, dimly lit, and crisp furniture. That’s the rustic look in action, and it only meets its potential with an Oriental rug.
Size, size, size. Regardless of how beautiful a product might be, it always comes down to its size. Whether a piece can fit into whatever you’re decorating is highly important. If the object is too big, it won’t fit. If an object is too small, it can’t meet its full potential. That’s why Oriental rugs are so flexible. It’s not only a matter of color, or design—it’s also its size. You can have pieces that range from 3 x 5 all the way to 10 x 14. Oriental rugs can also fit into two other categories such as Round or Runner. In their Round format, imagine a circular source of magnificence sitting at your feet whenever you have dinner. As for the Runner formation, visualize anytime you stroll down your apartment’s hallway, each step you take is against that of a lengthy antiquity. Whatever you have in mind for your rustic setting, an Oriental rug can fit into it no problem.
The traditional, rustic look is something that may seem straightforward. Items of ages past or retro bits can always be the perfect fit. But if you’re looking for the item to have this approach reach its full potential, an Oriental rug is best possible choice. Even if you’re first dipping your toes into the Interior Design world and want to embody this approach, an Oriental rug should absolutely be your first step. We at Fine Rug Collection are happy to embolden your Interior Design pursuits in any way you see fit. Our antiquity inspired beauties cannot wait for you to bring them home, and we’re so happy to inform you on some trendy approaches toward the Interior Design world!