According to the authoritative Mayo Clinic, "The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests- stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands- parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few". The Mayo Clinic's 10 Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression includes this advice: "Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do". Finding a space in your home that makes you feel relaxed and where you can get away from it all is very important to have at any time of the year, but never more so than during the holidays. Each of us has different preferences for places that feel restful and replenishing. Some like the cozy privacy that only a bedroom can provide while others may find it more relaxing to be among family in a traditional dining room. Rugs are an important factor in creating a feeling of security and calm in any room. Oushak rugs are particularly effective because their luxurious texture, soft colors and ancient patterns are excellent at creating both calmness and elegance in a room as the four rooms below demonstrate.
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As winter brings snow to parts of the country not used to seeing it, it is not just in New England that we start thinking of how to make our homes cozy and comfortable. One of the most important factors in making a room feel inviting is the right rug and Oushak rugs with soft, silky pile come first to mind. The best Oushak rugs have thick, lustrous pile that will cushion your feet in luxury and keep them well insulated from cold, hard floors. The subtle patterns of Oushak rugs have a certain magic that reminds you of centuries old traditions which can bring a rich beauty and distinction to a room design. To create a cozy, inviting living room, dining area or bedroom, look for Oushak rugs in muted, earthy tones such as coral, terra cotta, salmon, cinnamon, warm yellow accent colors on a cream, beige or gold background. The four stunning interiors in todays post show how interior designers use these rugs to maximum effect, playing into their luxurious textures, bringing out their warm hues, complementing their evocative patterns, and letting their traditional elegance shine and define the space. Read More
The 10 stunning interiors in today's post reveal how leading interior designers create glamour with mid century modern rugs. The custom mid century modern rugs in these interiors produce drama by their shimmering silk textures or their asymmetrical curved shape, imaginative border treatments and evocative patterns. Today's post combined with yesterday's Mid Century Modern Geometric Rugs: 10 Chic Rooms, Decorating Tips provides you the largest collection of the best ideas for decorating with mid century modern rugs. Read More