Last updated on May 3rd, 2017 at 04:27 pm
Using an oriental rug to pull your room together is sometimes like purchasing artwork. The options are overwhelming and the styles unlimited. Not all Oriental rugs are created equal, so it is important to know a few tips about what makes a better quality rug.
Oriental rugs have traditionally been defined by the area in which they are produced. Hand knotted Persian rugs have been the gold standard for years, made in what is now Iran. However, India, Turkey, Tibet, China and Pakistan are now known for their superior standards and techniques. The knots are typically measured by the square inch, with higher numbers of knots making a finer rug. The more knots, the more defined the pattern becomes – some of the finest rugs have just as distinctive patterns on the back of the rug as the front.
At Hickory Furniture Mart, you will be able to see a large selection of fine rugs and become more educated on the differences in quality. The quality of wool will make a difference, as will the intricacy of the pattern. Many times silk is used in conjunction with wool to create colored highlights in the rug. Traditional rugs will bear more colorful patterns which are also indicative of the region they were knotted in. A well made Oriental rug will have clarity to the pattern and will not become fuzzy or flattened with use.
A fine Oriental rug will last a lifetime, and often increase in value. Like any home furnishing, rugs are subject to trendy colors, but there are many classic styles that will stand the test of time. A center medallion with floral infused designs is much more classic and likely to look timeless in a home.
By visiting the North Carolina Furniture Showrooms, you will soon see why purchasing a quality oriental rug is worth every penny. Be certain to bring your room dimensions and fabric samples to match. When investing in a quality Oriental rug, purchase the largest size that can be used in your space and fit your budget. You’ll be thrilled with the way it defines your room.