Oriental rugs are known for their ornate designs, superb craftsmanship, and their value, which increases with age as well as wear. But, have you ever considered the other reasons why Oriental rugs are so important in-home décor?
What is it about Oriental rugs that make them so special, and what are some of the benefits of owning one, other than their decorative value?
Provide Exceptional Warmth: If you have hardwood floors, you know how cold they can feel when you walk barefoot. Placing an Oriental rug over your hardwood floor will help keep your feet warm and also keep the room insulated from chills. The best Oriental rugs are made from wool or silk, both of which provide exceptional warmth that will keep you and your family cozy. Wool works better for this particular purpose, but silk wears well and helps retain heat too.
Create A Focal Point in The Room: An Oriental rug can help anchor your furniture pieces and bring an unexpected pop of color that will liven up the room. Because Oriental rugs are woven with a multitude of colors that tend to work well with other pieces of furniture, your rug will be the showpiece of the room it’s in, so long as the colors meld well with the furniture. Antique Oriental rugs also work well with antique furnishings and more traditional pieces of home décor.
Divide A Room Beautifully: Using dividers or furniture to break up a large room into smaller spaces will do the job but the result can look cramped and unsightly. Placing rugs to divide the space instead, helps you achieve your desired look without crowding the space. Instead, the rugs act as beautiful boundaries for each space.
Add Colorful Art to Blank Walls: Smaller Oriental rugs or rugs with a small yet unique shape make delightful wall hangings, which is superior to any paint job or fancy frame you could ever imagine. Because so many of these pieces are hand-made and one-of-a-kind, they make unique wall accents that are sure to be conversation pieces.
Fill Up an Empty Space or Cover Up Faulty Flooring: Large bare spaces can make your home look cold and uninviting. Using an oriental rug to cover up the empty space will add more character and color to the space. Placing an oriental rug over a faulty area of flooring is also easier, and cheaper than trying to get it repaired.
Oriental rugs are important investment pieces that can help tie a room together. These lovely carpets are filled with color, warmth, and history, and each one is a special addition to any room or house. Providing warmth and softness, using your Oriental rug as a floor covering or wall hanging is sure to add value and sophistication to your home.
Are You Looking to Purchase a Hand-Knotted Persian or Oriental Rug?
If you are looking for the best selection of high quality, hand-knotted Oriental and Persian rugs in the Metro DC area, look no further than J & J Oriental Rug Gallery. With the criteria listed above in mind, you can’t go wrong when buying an Oriental rug from us for any room. If you are looking for an Oriental rug to complete the look of a room(s) in your home, please come visit our showroom. If you would like your rug professionally cleaned, we can do that too! Remember, the right way to dress your floor is just a call away: 703-548-0000.