Oushak Rugs Bring Chic and Calming Look to Living Rooms

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I've already made it clear about my penchant for Oushak rugs. Oushak rugs are the dreamiest rugs around, and the best of the new Oushak rugs capture the faded glory of antique Oushak rugs. Oushak rugs can instantly give a room a lush and heavenly lived-in look that isn't at all overbearing. They're perfect for any room in the house, including bedrooms, libraries, living rooms and dining rooms. Read More

Chic Green Rugs Bring a Luxurious Feeling to Rooms

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Green rugs can make a room feel really luxurious, and, depending on their tone, they can also balance out stronger tones in a room. Use pale green green rugs in rooms that have stronger visual elements like dark flooring and furnishings featuring vibrant pops of color. Use green rugs with deeper colors when you want to them to ground a space. Read More

Gray Geometric Rugs Make it Easy to Design Contemporary Rooms

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There was a time when if you had told someone that you were going to paint some rooms in your home grey and throw in some geometric rugs for an added spicy touch, they would have nodded and smiled at you and then talked trash about you behind your back. Throw geometric rugs into the mix and you would have been thrown in the loony bin yourself. Grey was looked at as the color of prison walls or abandoned hospital buildings. Then, someone threw a coat of grey paint on a few walls, and a star was born. Suddenly, grey started appearing in shelter magazines from London to Cape Town. Grey was embraced as the beautiful "new" neutral. The really great thing about it was that this beautiful color worked as a bold hue in a room or as a relaxing neutral. Read More

Needlepoint Rugs Make it Easy to Mix Antique with Modern

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Is your vision of needlepoint rugs confined to subtly colored rugs with tame floral motifs? If so, prepare to get your mind blown away with the beauty of bold and colorful needlepoint rugs. Because they are flat-woven and have intricate patterns, needlepoint rugs are often thought of as being high on aesthetic and low on function, especially when compared to other types of rugs. What you may be surprised to learn is that you can find good quality needlepoint rugs in bold, vibrant colors that are also highly durable and suited for trafficked rooms. You may have a needlepoint rug that you're dying to use, but you're afraid. Use it. Billy Baldwin said, "Stick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date." Read More