How to Style Antique Oriental Rugs

Antique Oriental rugs are having a moment. Just take a look at any interior design blog or social media page. While minimalism has dominated the last decade of design trends, these unique pieces have a classic elegance that have stood the test of time, despite their maximalist tendencies. 


So now that you’re interested in picking on out, you might be wondering how you’re going to style it in your home. It might seem like a daunting task with the existing geometry and color, especially if you’re on a tighter budget, but we promise it’s easier than you think. Without further ado, here are a few suggestions to help you get that perfect oriental rug off of your wish list and onto your floor.


Go Vintage

Oriental rugs have been elegantly tied into design trends from the 1960s to the 1990s. While vintage furniture is at an all time high, these two trends meeting could be a match made in heaven. If you’re already on the vintage kick, you should have no problem finding the right antique rug to match your color palette. And if you’re still exploring the world of antique design, it might be time to dive into your favorite Pinterest boards for inspiration.


Let it Own The Room

While minimalism isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future, these two design philosophies might not be mutually exclusive. If the rest of your living space is designed to create space, give it something to make space for by adding an unexpected flair as your new centerpiece. This is a great way to incorporate oriental rugs into your home on a budget and works great with exposed brick, industrial style floors, or light hardwood.


Create Contrast

At the end of the day, we know that color is king. In 2021, many design languages are already compilations of past trends compounded on each other. If you don’t have a specific style already going, it’s okay to experiment and push the boundaries a little, so long as you can make the colors work. Your oriental rug can be a great way to create contrast in your living space with 


Go with Your Gut

Only you truly know your living space and what will work best in it. Every room is different and there’s no use forcing something that doesn’t feel right. We have confidence that once you find that special oriental rug picked out, you’ll find a way to make it work.


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