If you are looking for a way to create a room that looks luxurious, richly textured and stylish then an Oushak rug can help lend a definite air of elegance without looking showy or too formal. Interior designers are continually discovering new ways to create chic and inviting interiors with Oushak rugs and we will look at four of them today to learn how they do it.
Create a Light Filled, Stylish Living Room with Cream and Grey Oushak Rug
This beautiful living room uses an Oushak rug in shades of brown and cream to create a richly textured feeling in a large, airy space. Photo courtesy of The Handbook Authority.
The rug beautifully complements the vaulted wood-beam ceiling, which gives the room a warm, cozy country feel that contrasts with the formal furniture. Huge windows line the walls, allowing sunlight to pour into the room. A high-backed sofa and contrasting accent chairs define a quaint conversation area, mixing subtle stripes and patterns to create texture. A gorgeous iron-based lamp and candle chandelier add a touch of elegance, and a grand piano in one corner finishes the look. This room teaches us the value of juxtaposing something rough and barn like such as the wood beams with something soft and luxurious, such as the Oushak rug.
Create Elegant, Airy Living Room with Beige Oushak Rug
Interior designer Darryl Carter added warmth and luxury to the living room of a Washington, D.C.–area house with a beige Oushak rug layered on top of a white area rug placed on dark wood floors. Image courtesy of Architectural Digest.
This traditional living room by Darryl Carter Inc. and Donald Lococo Architects in Washington, D.C., mixes ornate iron, gorgeous wood tones and clean white walls to create an open, sunny space. An Oushak rug in shades of brown layered on top of a lighter area rug contrasts with dark-stained wood floors, providing texture and interest to the design. Cream sofas designed by Carter and an antique French daybed define the conversation area, which looks upon a remarkable Gothic style white stone fireplace. A Renaissance Revival armchair and an oversized, ornate iron chandelier create a touch of drama in this simple but stylish space.
Create Elegant Grandeur with Cream and Grey Oushak Rug
A cream and grey Oushak rug provides a soft and luxurious anchor for the purple velvet sofa in a spectacular living room overlooking San Francisco Bay designed by Tucker & Marks. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
This regal living room by Tucker & Marks uses Doric columns and rich gold drapes to create a classical, elegant charm. An Oushak rug in shades of cream and grey draws the eye down to a simple but dramatic conversation area defined by a plush brownish-purple sofa and two shapely side chairs upholstered in a dull purple fabric. The rug provides a pleasing contrast to the rich gold tones of the room, as do the massive windows that open onto a dramatic view of the San Francisco Bay. Photo courtesy of Architectural Digest.
Create Comfortable Charm in a Cozy Space
This cozy living room layers an Oushak rug on top of a seagrass carpet to create warmth and add a luxurious texture. Image courtesy Cote de Texas Blog.
A weathered wood coffee table contrasts with the formal shapes of the French chair, sofa and side table. A soft white sofa and comfortable cushioned wood-backed armchairs with a funky zebra pillow add a touch of whimsy. A small Moroccan-style table adds international flavor and charm. Ornate pieces and mirrors in different sizes adorn the simple but elegant marble fireplace, completing the look.
This view of the living room shows the tall windows, high ceiling, great stone fireplace and a Gothic window frame used as a decorative device. The Oushak rug’s soft colors and muted pattern gives it a look that is both modern and antique. Image courtesy Cote de Texas Blog.
If you’re looking for a way to create a posh, rich-looking room with charm to spare, a beautiful Oushak rug might be just what you’re looking for. Try layering rugs, juxtaposing rough with smooth and mixing objects and furniture of different styles on an Oushak rug. The results will be both chic and inviting.