When I think of Oushak rugs, I think of dreamy, often faded, and softly colored floor coverings. Even though many Oushak rugs feature bright colors woven through them, there’s still something about them that just says “serenity.” Woven from soft, silky wool and featuring warm, luminous colors like rust, gold, saffron and gray, they’re very popular in rooms that are meant to be calm gathering spaces. They’re very popular for use in rooms that are made for relaxing and reclining.
What happens when the relative quiet beauty of Oushak rugs is paired with BOLD colors and textures? The strength of an Oushak rug is that it’s powerful enough to hold its own, even in a room filled with elements that could dominate it. Check out below for some wonderful interiors with Oushak rugs.
Give Modern Rooms a Soul with Oushak Rugs
An Oushak rug add soul to an intimate dining space designed by Dalia Tamari
This room by Dalia Tamari of Dalia Kitchen Design is an example of what happens when a sleek, updated traditional look is paired with a gorgeous antique Oushak. Dalia Tamari, founder and the brains behind Boston-based Dalia Kitchen Design, has created some of the most beautiful rooms on the East Coast. She believes in only working with the very best materials in order to create her sumptuous rooms, ending up with spaces that are nothing short of timeless classics.
In this room, the Chippendale-style table is stained a rich dark mahogany, and goes together with the modern deep black chairs in a fun and inventive way. The glorious gold and cream Oushak rug doesn’t fade into the background in spite of the strong colors in the room. The rug brings a quiet, subtle elegance to the room and functions as the perfect grounding tool for the entire space. The cool, simple traditional Oushak rug almost functions as the alter ego of the rest of the space.
Marry Southern Styling and Modern Design with Oushak Rugs
Jackie Kennedy’s interior designer Richard Keith Langham connects southern styling and modern sensibilities with an Oushak rug.
Few people are able to blend classic Southern styling and modern design the way that Keith Langham can. The celebrated designer is based out of New York City but he was born in Alabama, and it shows. Langham believes in rooms filled with intense colors, thick heavy drapes with exquisite detailing and the kind of antiques that wouldn’t be out of place in an old Southern mansion. His rooms have a classic traditional feel that is prized by the clients who hire him, and the burst of rich swirling colors flowing through his rooms helps give them a bit of welcome edge.
Langham respected the beauty of the cream, beige and rust-colored Oushak rug that he uses in the space above. The tangerine-colored walls, white classic mantle and the extravagant window valances don’t detract from the Oushak rug at all. Here, Langham has used his knack for assembling the perfect classic room by creating a space that blends vintage elements from different times and places into a timeless, beautiful refuge.
Use Oushak rugs in your boldly colored rooms without fear. Thanks to their design history, Oushak rugs are able to comfortably stand their ground in rooms that are flooded with color. Your Oushak rug has a commanding presence, so don’t worry about it getting lost in the shuffle of strong design elements. Designer Christina Murphy says, “Punches of color keep a room youthful and engaging.” Keep that in mind when you worry about pairing your Oushak rugs with rooms that are filled with color.
Here is a selection of Oushak rugs with soft colors with ocassional pops of bold color. These Oushak rugs make it easy to design colorful rooms with soul:
The Kos Oushak Rug has a golden beige background with accents of red and green with hundreds of shade variations that naturally occur 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.
The Kiraz Oushak Rug has many shades of grays, white and blue, balanced by warm browns 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 melon, gold, brown and white 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.
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 CY Oushak Rug has a stylish color palette of muted gold, taupe, grey 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.