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The Rug Style Simple Memo

Release time: 2018-11-08    Publisher: Sally Sang

You got online or walked into a store to get ideas for a new rug in your home. You’re being asked what you prefer as a style, and immediately words like Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional are all around you. If you’re unsure what your rug style is, don’t worry. Here’s a bit of a simple memo to prepare you. So, let’s start with a few questions to narrow it down.






  When you think of your space does it have a formal appeal?

  Are you looking for specific patterns, centered medallions, or intricate floral designs?

  When flipping through a magazine or searching online, do you gravitate to classic

  Oriental/Persian or European styled rugs?

  Are you in love with primary colors?

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Traditional rugs are, in essence, classic pieces. They tend to have a formal or elegant appeal even when they are put in ordinary spaces like a bedroom or living room. Today, Traditional area rugs are produced to replicate European and Oriental/Persian patterns. These classic patterns are woven in both intricate and simplistic designs. If you’re in love with primary colors than you’ll appreciate the simplicity of the traditional rug. They tend to be in the color of natural dyes such as blues and reds as well as browns/golds and off whites.


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Contemporary (Modern):


•  Would you describe your taste as “cutting edge” or “chic”?

  If you were to paint the perfect rug do you start with geometric shapes or abstract patterns?

  Do you picture your space making a bold statement?

  Are you a fan of modern art?


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This typically is the easiest style to spot. When figuring out what a Contemporary rug looks like think of what the word modern means to you. Contemporary tend to be the complete opposite of Traditional; these rugs are thoroughly described as modern, chic, cutting edge, and abstract. They incorporate bold colors and geometric or abstract patterns. The look of this style can have a vintage and arts and crafts appeal, but will have a modern feel. Designs with clean lines and neutral colors such as white and black are also characterize contemporary style rugs.


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Although there are other types of rugs these are the main categories when choosing an area rug. So if you’ve figured out your style or if you need more insight on the differences between the two call us and we’ll pinpoint which style works best for you.


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