This thing with rugs. You either love them or hate them. My relationship with rugs is kind of difficult. The only rug that I remember was that fuzzy, stuffy floor mop that my parents had in their old house. And because it isn’t shameful enough yet – it came in the lovely color blue, which is not necessarily a bad color, yet maybe not the right pick for a floor decoration.
Well, since a few days I’m trying to get used to the idea of buying a rug in the near future. At least thinking about the fact of buying it. I might change my mind last minute and buy a new planter instead that will definitely cost me less. Of course if I get a rug, I don’t want just any, no I would like to have a rather snazzy one, am I right? I mean those that are making their rounds on Pinterest or Etsy. Therefore, I did some research and collected some inspirations. Find below my absolute favorite ones styled in different ways. My 7 ways of how to decorate with Persian vintage rugs.
There are some clear preferences here. I don’t like, and under no circumstances want a fuzzy, fluffy, wooly mop on my floor. I’m more in favor of knotted, woven and smooth rugs with decent oriental or geometric patterns. I think I’m quite clear with what I’m looking for. During my research I came across handmade rugs from Turkey on Etsy, which caught my eye. Really delicate pieces that would make a great centerpiece and eye-catcher in my living room, or future living room. As I said before, I’m still not 100% convinced. I guess I need some help here. So let’s have a look at some examples.
1. I’m sure you notice the 1st picture from lovely Holly Becker from decor8. It’s actually her home, which I really adore, cause of the beautiful color combination of white, gold and pink with natural wooden elements. I’m kind of in love with the pink vintage rug, which makes exactly the center piece I’m looking for.
2. Speaking about pink. Here is another great rug from Urban Outfitters. I like the idea of having a rug in the kitchen. The only concern I have is the stains that it might attract from food dropping from the kitchen counter. I know my man too well ladies. Besides the rug, isn’t that kitchen simply amazing. This mint colored cabinet fronts and the farmer’s sink (possible to get at IKEA) together with the copper tap turned out stunning. Find more inspiration here on A Lovely Lark.
3. We see it also in Holly’s example, a rug in the dining area. I find this idea quite nice I have to say. It makes the room look more comfy and inviting, don’t you think? In this radiant example with bohemian touch, the rug sticks out and gives the room a warm and gentle atmosphere. I found this on this lovely Swedish blog.
4. Featured on Dreams + Jeans, these two rugs also with a bohemian inspired pattern supports the floor color perfectly. I do think that a rug in the living room area in front of the sofa will make my feet much warmer than they are right now. I know it’s summer over here, but we live on the ground floor and it does sometimes get a bit chilly around the feet area. And this rug is by the way not fluffy. It has short hair, so much more attractive for me.
5. Well this one is a real oriental rug and it fits perfectly in this loft. It sticks out on the white wooden floor and gives the room a bohemian modern touch. Tip: Use a mirror to make any small room look bigger.
6. When it comes to color, this living area has signature hues of dark grey, blues and pastels. How great is the concrete floor painted in subtle share of pink. I would love this as well. The rug contains similar colors and makes a great composition together with the furniture.
7. I love the peachy hues in Souraya’s home. The persian rug fits perfectly. I love the vintage look. The interior decoration is so complementary. I’m in love. See more of Souraya’s home here on her blog Binti Home.