Tips for the Minimalist: How to Decorate with an Oriental Rug

Tips for the Minimalist: How to Decorate with an Oriental Rug

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When you think of minimalist decor, Oriental rugs may not be the first thing to come to mind. With their elaborate designs and complex patterns done mostly in bright colors, Oriental rugs may even be the last choice for adding into a minimalist home. Unfortunately, in excluding Oriental rugs from their options, minimalist home owners are overlooking a fabulous décor element. When done right, with some thought put into it, you can add an Oriental rug in your home without disrupting your overall minimalistic theme.

Consider the Overall Color Scheme of The Room

Color plays a significant role in minimalistic décor, with white being an overwhelmingly popular choice. However, it certainly isn’t the only color that is used in this type of décor. Adding a brightly colored Oriental rug to the room can inject a much-needed punch of color in a neutral colored room. There are two ways you can go when adding an Oriental rug to enhance the color scheme of a room:

Stay close to the color scheme of your home: If you want to be on the safe side, choose a rug that is closest to the color scheme of your home. This is especially important if you are looking for a large size rug. You want the rug to enhance the décor subtly rather than create a bold statement on its own.

Be adventurous: If you would like to be a little bit more adventurous, adding a brightly-colored Oriental rug to the room can inject a lovely punch of color in an otherwise all-neutral colored room. One thing you want to keep in mind though is to choose a rug with fewer design elements. A very ornate rug with intricate designing all over can detract from the minimalistic look of the room.

Avoid Cluttering the Room with Too Many Rugs

‘Less is more’ is the underlying principle of minimalistic décor. The more things you add to a room, no matter how beautiful the item, the less minimalistic the décor looks. Remember, you are trying to keep things down to the bare minimum. This applies to everything, including your rugs.

The size of rug you buy will depend a lot on the size of the room and where exactly you wish to place the rug. To keep up the minimalist theme, either choose one large rug that will take center stage in the room or choose one small rug to place under a side table or to cover a corner or side that’s otherwise too bare.

Use A Small Oriental Rug as Wall Décor

Oriental rugs are not just for floors. Smaller-sized Oriental rugs make a great style statement when used as wall décor. To choose the right rug for your wall, start by taking a good look at the room and visualize what type of rug will go well with the overall décor scheme. Determine what size will look best for the space where you want to hang the rug. Last but not least, think about what color rug will go best in that space to enhance the overall décor.

So, as you can see, if you want to maintain a minimalist look in your home, you don’t have to rule out Oriental rugs completely! The tips above will help you incorporate a rug that will maintain the overall style without being disruptive.

Are You Looking to Purchase a Hand-Knotted Persian or Oriental Rug?

If you are looking to purchase a high quality, hand-knotted Oriental and Persian rug(s) in the Metro DC area, look no further than J & J Oriental Rug Gallery. If you would like your rug professionally cleaned or repaired, we can do that too! If you are looking for an Oriental rug to complete the look of a room(s) in your home, please come visit our showroom. Remember, the right way to dress your floor is just a call away: 703-991-5486.