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Rugs have been a mainstay of interior decor for millennia, and for good reason! The rug plays a central part in the design of a space - often the unsung hero of home decor. Rugs soften footfall, absorb noise, and are fantastic insulators.
Functionality aside, rugs can also totally transform a space by tying a colour scheme together and adding texture, dimension, and statement-making style. But with countless rugs coming in an endless variety of patterns, designs, colours, materials, and sizes, it can be laborious to choose just the right one.
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Organic textures, earthy tones, and artisanal products in home decor are on the rise. When it comes to your floors, natural-fibre rugs have long been designer favourites - their earthy texture lends a relaxed, easy vibe to a space, and their higher-than-average durability makes them a practical choice.
Jute is the golden fibre; it's one of the longest and most used natural fibres for various textile applications. Jute rugs offer natural beauty to any space - the material is dried plant fibres, often left in their original tan shade. The key to capturing a naturalistic look is to use every piece of furniture to tie your space together.
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Classic, sophisticated and feminine - floral rugs have been a staple in homes over the years, and they're back to stay! From the vibrant colour palette of an English cottage garden to the serene beauty of a Zen tea garden, Persian floral rugs have a vibe as varied as the gardens of the world.
You might associate florals with delicate, romantic spaces - there’s no doubt that they have a sweet spot in vintage styles. But lush, garden-inspired rugs provide a welcome organic touch to modern and traditional spaces as well.
If you love the look of floral patterns but shy away because you don’t want your space to be overwhelming, take inspiration from understated decor with distinct floral themes for a soothing appeal, keeping the florals gentle and elegant.
SOFT AND COSY
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It's been hard to hide from the Beni Ourain rug - it screams cosy, with a thick pile, offering soft and comfortable textures for bare feet in the summer and warmth in the Winter. These rugs are a perfect accompaniment to any home style, with geometric tribal motifs and subtle colour variations.
Typically cream coloured, the Beni Ourain rug has never been more popular. I’m sure one pops up on your Insta feed at least once a day. Offering style and luxury, the Beni Ourain rugs are unique, impactful designs and will be a great home decor addition. Additionally, the history and story behind these Beni Ourain rugs create an authentic feel, which automatically adds so much personality to your home.
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Vintage is back and trending again, with so much beauty and historical influence, we're not surprised. Introducing an antique or vintage rug into your living room creates a distinct charm and character that guarantees your space will be one-of-a-kind.
Of course, it's no surprise that we love vintage rugs around here, but finding the best Persian vintage rug can come with its challenges. From unusual sizes to interesting wear patterns, the same attributes that give vintage rugs their panache can also make them intimidating to incorporate on your own.
Take some inspiration from these lifestyle images. With their unique designs, excellent quality, and fascinating colours, Vintage Rugs bring a classical edge to your home, creating visual interest and texture variation.