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Presented by NEJAD RUGS:
DECORATING WITH ORIENTAL CARPETS
Handmade oriental rugs have become the definitive floor covering fashion statement.
interior designers all over the world have discovered their tremendous versatility in
style, color, type, and size, and are using them to define or enhance residential and
The model examples presented here combine extraordinary rugs with great interior arrangements -
a winning combination! It's hard to imagine these room settings without
the gorgeous rugs!)
This Indo-Persian Nain easily coordinates with
the fabrics and traditional furnishings used in
this living room.
The library and living room are visually connected by the traditional Persian
designs and colors used in these oriental carpets made in India.
Today's oriental rugs arc woven to suit an infinite realm of decorative styles spanning the
traditional oriental looks to the European, Art Deco, and contemporary. Buyers can
choose, for instance, Persian-style carpets featuring traditional hues or a wide array of
timely decorative colorations. In addition to the tremendous variety of pile rugs, the buyer
can also choose from an impressive selection of flat weaves, including dhurrie, kilim,
chainstitch, and needlepoint rugs. Moreover, sizes run the full gamut in response to the
variety of today's decorating needs.
This contemporary interpretation of a Mahal carpet,
handknotted in India, artfully blends in with this room's modern decor.
decor and furniture in this dining room are complemented by this oriental rug handknotted in China.
The most logical way to decorate a room is to start with the oriental rug. By extracting a
single color from the carpet, one can influence the room setting's entire color and design
scheme including that of upholstery, wall coverings, and window treatments. Similarly, a
rug's pattern can inspire the particular furniture style to be used. For example, a carpet
exhibiting the French floral Aubusson pattern could be the first step in establishing a
formal French mood and ambiance.
in China, these classic Persian and Chinese-design oriental rugs unite the
living and dining areas of this home.
The floor covering used in this traditional
dining room is a Chinese Kilim.
However, incorporating the modem oriental rug into an existing decor is now virtually
problem-free thanks to the infinite variety available. A particular decorative scheme can
inspire the use of a specific rug type and style. For instance, an 18th century English
decor could be the ideal setting for an English-patterned needlepoint rug as well as for a
traditional Chinese Peking carpet. On the other hand, in a less formal decorating environment
a dhurrie or kilim might be the perfect candidate.
living room makes an elegant statement about style. The oriental rug is a contemporary adaptation
of a Serapi design handmade in Nepal.
American arts & crafts decorates this
panelled dining room, and the floor is covered with a Kashan-design oriental rug made in Pakistan.
The examples presented here serve to illustrate
how oriental rugs can be used in a variety of
room settings. Indeed, with a little imagination one can transform an interior into one that
is vibrant with personality thanks to the addition of a handwoven oriental carpet. Moreover,
due to the tremendous variety in rug types and in the range of prices that have
emerged in the last decade, this decorating option is now within virtually every buyer's
reach. The floor is perhaps the most prominent decorative component — accounting for
one third of a room's total space — and therefore deserves to be adorned with only the best.
spirit and warmth of the American Southwest are captured in the colors of this Persian design carpet
handwoven in India.