Add Bold Color and Soul to Rooms with Romantic Oushak Rugs

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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. Read More

How to Design Fashionable Interiors with Oushak Rugs

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Oushak rugs hold a certain magic due to their blend of modern colorations and centuries old patterns. Oushak rugs seem to hold the mystery of the past and the charms of the most artful colors. Part of the mystique of Oushak rugs is that they seem to work effortlessly with many design styles. Whether you love modern lines or look to create a space with an exotic feel, Oushak rugs will help you make the room feel elegant and beautiful. Oushak rugs can be outrageously chic or they can be as warm and welcoming as a cozy country style home. Read More

How to Design Young and Alluring Interiors with Oushak Rugs: 4 Tips

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Modern Oushak rugs are an artful combination of ancient patterns and modern colorations. These Oushak rugs will add depth to modern interiors and or they can be use to give a modern look to traditional rooms. If you find bright colors intimidating, then you will find softly colored Oushak rugs very easy to work with. If you love vibrant colors, then too you can find Oushak rugs that make it easy to introduce color in a unified and calming way. Modern Oushak rugs come in a wide range of colors and you can pick the perfect Oushak rug to bring in just the right amount of color that you desire. But before we go any further I would like to remind you of a wise saying by House Beautiful Magazine's Top 100 Designer, Christina Murphy, "Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging." Murphy could have been speaking about modern Oushak rugs as they are help you introduce punches of color and make a room feel youthful and engaging. We will learn four different ways to decorate with Oushak rugs that allow you to introduce either vibrant or very soft colors into a room. Read More

4 Tips: How To Find Oushak Rugs For Designing Chic Rooms

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When shopping for gray Oushak rugs make sure the rug has an artistic color palette with a balance of cool and warm colors. Avoid grey Oushak rugs in which all the colors are cool, as these rugs will be less flexible to decorate with.  Instead, look for grey Oushak rugs with hints of warm colors such as brown or gold to balance the cool grey colors. These Oushak rugs will make it easy to design stylish rooms and these rooms will feel inviting in both winter and summer. Artistically designed Oushak rugs will help you bring glamor and warmth to contemporary interiors and they will also make it easy to add a young vibe to traditional rooms. The reason these Oushak rugs work so well in both contemporary and traditional interiors is that they are a combination of ancient and modern elements- their patterns are traditional, yet their colors are modern. Their historical patterns bring depth and warmth to contemporary interiors and their modern colors give a young vibe to traditional rooms. Another big advantage of these Oushak rugs is that because their colors are well-balanced these rugs will work with a wide range of fabrics. This not only makes it easy to find fabrics that go with them, but it also makes it easy to change the décor in the future by just changing a few fabrics and wall color while keeping the same Oushak rug.  Decorating flexibility is a highly important quality to look for in an Oushak rug. Because, while you can change fabrics on an upholstered chair or sofa and re-paint the walls, there is nothing you can do if the rug will not work with your new decorating style. Therefore it is important to pick a grey Oushak rug that goes with many colors and many decorative styles. We will learn what to look for in grey Oushak rugs and learn how to create stunning rooms with them. Read More

How to Create Cozy and Stylish Interiors with Oushak Rugs: 4 Tips

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"Richly faded colors" seems like an oxymoron, and yet the phrase is one of the best ways to describe the beauty of fine Oushak rugs. Even if you're not knowledgeable about different rug types, there's something about Oushak rugs that makes you want them when you see them. Shades of terracotta, gold, cream, soft rust and muted ochre seem to be the name of the game with these rugs that seem to quietly whisper "history", even if they've been made in the past 50 years and their colors are quite modern. These beautiful floor coverings owe their luminous qualities to the rich, fine hand spun wool that the best Oushak rugs are made of. Whether you're looking at the more traditional star or medallion Oushak rugs, or the more modern variety with soft colors, the transformative power of Oushak rugs cannot be understated. You'd never describe them as loud or overbearing. Read More

6 Ways to Bring Chic Color and Young Energy to Rooms with Oushak Rugs

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If you're envisioning bursts of beautiful accent colors to bring young energy and chic glamor into your space, soft and subtle Oushak rugs may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But you will be surprised how interior designers are using fine Oushak rugs to create chic and colorful living rooms and bedrooms, as evidenced by the 5 gorgeous interiors in today's post. The best Oushak rugs have another big advantage- they will be in style long after current design trends have faded. Interior designers are using the subtle colors in fine Oushak rugs to create equally subtle rooms. They are also using Oushak rugs to soften rooms that are hard, formal, or dark. And sometimes there is a beautiful color woven into Oushak rugs and this color is drawn upon to choose eye catching accent pieces that bring color and energy to the room. Oushak rugs are an excellent choice when you are looking to introduce color into a room and also desire the longevity and versatility of a timeless rug. But how can subtly colored Oushak rugs bring bright colors to a room?  Read More

How to Go Beyond Your Fear And Decorate with Green Rugs

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Frank Lloyd Wright said, "Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation." It's true. Green rugs are a great way to bring a joyous, springlike vibe into a home; and green rug also makes it easy to add warm and cozy colors to the room because green is one of nature's most versatile colors and it works with all the colors of the rainbow. Think of the green that blankets a meadow on a spring day, and how it highlights the thousands of buttery yellow buttercups. The colors seem – and are – perfectly coordinated. Imagine the deep, rich green of a pine forest that looks stunning against the blue sky above and the rich browns of the trees' bark that always with the green leaves of the tree and the grass in the meadow. It seems like no other color works as well as a background color as green does. Read More

Why Oushak Rugs Are the Perfect Answer to “Where Do I Start”?

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Staring at any empty room begs the overwhelming question "Where should I start?" Of course, you want to make your room is beautiful and fashionable but you also want it to be comfortable and inviting to guests. Creating this balance and finding the right place to start doesn't need to be difficult, if you find an Oushak rug that helps you set the tone you desire for the room. Once you have selected the right Oushak rug, the rest of the room will fall in line easily. Subtly colored Oushak rugs are a great starting point because they contain hundreds of complementary shades of each color which makes it easy to pick fabrics and bring youthful energy to the entire room. Look for Oushak rugs made with fine quality handspun yarn which has hundreds of natural shade variations and a rich texture. This will give your room a feeling of glamor and sophistication and enhance all the other elements in the room. Read More

Decorating With Oushak Rugs, the Little Black Dress of Your Space

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You're probably thinking, "The Oushak rug is the little black dress of interiors? How do you figure?" The origin of the little black dress is attributed to the venerable Coco Chanel, who believed that "la petite robe noire" was something every woman should have. When a woman throws on her favorite little back dress, she becomes larger than life. The little black dress is considered a fashion essential that turns a woman into her most beautiful and powerful self as soon as she dons it. Whether worn with a pair of dazzling diamond earrings in her ears, slinky black pumps, and full makeup, or worn with a simple updo, a single strand of pearls and low sensible heals, it's beautiful and perfect every time. The same sentiment could hold true for Oushak rugs. These timeless Turkish wonders, crafted from the softest wools into silky, luminous textures, have stood the test of time since their birth in the 15thand 16th centuries. Read More

How to Give Traditional Rooms a Young Vibe with Pastel Oushak Rugs

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Leading interior designers are using soft colored Oushak rugs to give rooms decorated with traditional furniture and antique a youthful vibe.  Pastel Oushak rugs bring a contemporary energy to a room even though the patterns of Oushak rugs go back hundreds of years. To understand why soft colored Oushak rugs have become so desirable, read this quote by AD100 interior decorator Miles Redd which was published in a blog post last week: “Juxtaposition: high/ low; shiny/matte; refined/crude; grand/humble; modern/ancient. It is the essence of chic.” The best pastel Oushak rugs are an artful combination of modern and antique elements- their soft, tonal colors are modern, while their patterns are antique.  Such Oushak rugs are, to  borrow Redd's phrase, "the essence of chic". These Oushak rugs can perform multiple functions- they make modern rooms feel warm and sophisticated and they give traditional rooms a modern and youthful vibe. The antique patterns of Oushak rugs resonate with antique furniture, but their modern colorations give them a contemporary look. The best way to learn how to decorate with pastel Oushak rug and antiques is to carefully study interiors by great interior designers. We will learn from five beautiful interiors with Oushak rugs. Read More