A beautifully decorated home is not cluttered with meaningless items. An elegant interior showcases the necessary alongside the meaningful. Designer Charlotte Moss once said, “Our objects, bibelots, whatnots, and knickknacks- say the most about who we are. They are as honest as a diary.” Honesty and purpose can be the difference between a space that looks like a random assortment of items and a room that is truly curated and Oushak rugs are a great help in designing a purposefully decorated space.
Add Elegance to Light FilledTraditional Room with Oushak Rug
A light-filled living room by Aiden Gray is anchored on a cream Oushak rug that helps add a subtle pattern and warmth to the well selected accessories and simple style to the room. Photo courtesy Randal Weeks.
Rustic elements dominate this living room, but Aiden Gray adds a few sophisticated surprises.
The recycled wood coffee table and wicker-backed chair are pure pastoral, but the unexpected addition of the zebra print pillow and fleur-de-lis fireplace grate add a hint of fun. The designer layers a sea grass rug under a cream and coral Oushak rug; the effect is subtle and sophisticated. Layering rugs is an easy way to add depth and interest to your space.
Define Seating Area in Open Space Living Room with Gold Oushak Rug
A cream and coral Oushak rug anchors a seating area in an open plan living room designed by John Saladino which takes full advantage of the tall barreled ceiling, skylights and contemporary architecture. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Home.
John Saladino always delights the senses with his interiors which mix modernism and romantic classicism. Both the high-backed sofas and exaggerated candlesticks are just right for the scale of this room. The Oushak rug brings a touch of European style and elegance to the space as does the heavy iron chandelier. This room is a great example of Saladino’s ability to combine romance, classicism and modernity into a harmonious interior that delights everyone. Saladino teaches us to combine clean lines, correctly scaled furniture, and a dash of European charm and design a space that combines beauty and simplicity.
Create a Colorful Country Space with Oushak Rug
A cream, beige and coral Oushak rug pulls together many patterns and colors in William Yeoward’s country home in the Cotswolds. Photo courtesy Gavin Kingcome and William Yeoward.
William Yeoward has referred to his home in Englands Cotswolds as a “magical spot”, and we can see from this bedroom, that this house is indeed magical. Yeoward’s joyful style is reflected in the colorful orange and coral elements of the room. The fun floral wallpaper resonates with the Oushak rug without actually “matching” (one of Yeoward’s pet peeves). This technique prevents the room from looking too stuffy.
The Right Oushak Rug Keeps Accessories Organized
A cream and gold Oushak pulls together many charming objects in this incredible living room and gives it a serene uncluttered look. Interior design and photo by Richard Keith Langham.
There is a fine line between accessorized and over-accessorized, and Langham always seems to pull off rooms that are just the right balance. The key to correctly accessorizing a room is not to just fill the room with “stuff”. You need to be thoughtful and intentional in your choices. Elements such as the equestrian painting, the symmetrical sconces all unified by the cream and beige Oushak rug show Langham’s skillful way of creating a warm, beautiful and peaceful room.
Accessorizing is fun, but it can easily get out of control. Use the tips from these 4 designers to accessorize meaningfully and to pull them all together into a serene and elegant composition with an Oushak rug.