Oushak rugs are amazingly flexible because of their ability to work in both both modern and traditional settings and because their soft color palettes often contain many accent colors that allow you to create different color palettes in the room. Let us look at some fabulous interiors with Oushak rugs.
An oushak rug with cream, blue and hints of pale coral, gold and green anchors a sleek blue, silver and white color scheme in this stunning dining room.
Oushak rugs, like the one used here allow you to create a calming dining area laced with subtle tones of ivory and blue – perfect for spring and summer gatherings. As the seasons turn or fashions change and you wish to adjust the color palette for the fall and winter, you can pick accessories in warm colors that pick up on the coral and gold accents in the Oushak rug.
The broad color palette of this Oushak rug allows you to pick out a different tone or color and effectively re-frame the entire room around one exquisite piece. This means the home retains the united feel that makes us all comfortable, without becoming stale. The other important point of flexibility such an Oushak rug offers is for one-off decoration – you can easily throw a themed party or decorate for the holidays without sacrificing the sense of style you’ve built into your interior design because the varied color palette presents so many shades and details that can be easily picked out as accents.
Amy Howard designed this dining room around an Oushak rug in cream, taupe and pale brown.
In an age of environmental awareness, using Oushak rugs that have not been chemically treated makes sense both from a sustainability and a design perspective. Make sure that the Oushak rug has not been chemically treated and is made from hand-spun wool yarn. These Oushak rugs retain all the natural protective lanolin in the wool and also have hundreds of subtle shade variations. These Oushak rugs have not been subjected to the harsh chemical treatments most other oriental and decorative rugs go through during processing and thus they not only last longer, but give you more decorating flexibility.
The look you see in the room above created by Amy Howard, affords a calm elegance and an inviting texture. Your own interior design project can easily achieve the same warmth without sacrificing flexibility, allowing you to make easy changes and decorate the space for special occasions. You can also change the colors as the seasons change or even revamp the design entirely to embrace new interior trends.
Interior designer Melanie Elston chose an Oushak rug with subtle shades of coral, gold, beige and green on a cream background.
You can greatly increase your decorating flexibility if you choose an Oushak rug with a broader color palette such as the rug Melanie Elston chose for the living room above. This rug allows you to pick a wide range of contrasting as well as complimentary colors.
The best Oushak rugs combine soft colors with small amounts of bold colors. They work equally with antique and contemporary furniture.
Pera TG Oushak Rug has gold, blue, green and cream in hundreds of subtle shade variations that happen naturally when fine hand spun wool yarn is dyed by hand. The soft and antique look of this Oushak rug is natural and has not been artificially created by chemical washing. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Konya 3209 CY Oushak Rug has a stylish color palette of muted gold, taupe, gray and ivory with hundreds of shade variations that are natural in fine hand spun. The soft and antique look is natural and this rug has not been was been chemically washed. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Marmaris Oushak Rug has shades of melon, gold, brown and white. The soft and antique look is natural and has by chemical washes. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
The Kiraz Oushak Rug has many shades of gray, with accents of white and blue and nut brown. The soft and antique look is natural and this rug has not been was been chemically washed. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
The Thera Oushak Rug 3220B has an aqua and sea-blue background with cream accents. The soft colors and antique look of Thera is natural and was not created artificially with chemical washing. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 8, 2013 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.