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Area rugs have long been interior decor staples. Available in a myriad of styles and patterns, rugs can be used to tie a space together or create a bold decor accent. While vintage Oriental and Persian rugs in gorgeous patterns are particularly popular among home decorators, not all shoppers can afford their steep purchase prices or take care of the upkeep on antique carpets. Thankfully, we offer fairly priced, modern rugs in both traditional and modern styles.
Rug Designers Offer Vintage Flair at Modern Prices
Humans have used rugs since our earliest history to cover the ground and add warmth. Some of the earliest rugs were simple animal hides, but artisans quickly incorporated important cultural and religious designs into their weaving to create striking rugs. Many of these rugs are still in use in homes today thanks to the efforts of collectors.
Unfortunately, antique rugs command prices that can soar into the tens of thousands of dollars. Homeowners who appreciate Persian or Oriental rugs but just can’t afford them might feel like their design possibilities are limited. To fill the needs of such homeowners, modern designers have begun to incorporate vintage designs into their rugs. Shoppers can find everything from Persian florals to Arts and Crafts geometric patterns in furniture stores today.
Incorporating Rugs into Home Decor
When it comes to incorporating vintage-style rugs into your Indiana home, nothing is more important than matching rugs to your personal decor style. Before you start shopping for a rug, decide if it will be used as a grounding element or accent piece in the room. You should also be sure to take precise measurements of the area to ensure that you’re buying a rug of the right size.
If you want to use a rug as an accent piece in a room, choose a bold pattern or bright colors that complement or contrast walls and furnishings in the room. Opt for ethnic patterns to add visual interest. You can also layer rugs on top of carpet to create warmth and add contrast.
If you want to use a rug as a grounding piece in a room, it’s best to stick with neutral colors and simple, geometric patterns. Think of browns, blacks, grays and whites with metallic or neutral accents. While they may be simple, such rugs can balance any room while also adding comfort and warmth.
Of course, you can also set your rug-shopping agenda according to your vintage style needs. The friendly, professional staff at Martin Fine Furniture is here to help you find the right rugs and furnishings for your home. Drop by today to browse our showroom.