With all the home design trends and passing fads that come and go it’s great when you can find at least one timeless piece that will never go out of style. The rug is one of the best interior design items to go for when on your search for that perfect timeless piece. The rug is the foundation of your décor, whether you prefer something a little understated or design with some flash. So, if you’re thinking about going on the hunt for the perfect rug, here are a few that you know you can enjoy for a lifetime, and for generations after.
The Moroccan/Berber Rug
These rugs have been made by the indigenous people of Morocco since the Palaeolithic period and are traditionally used by them for bed coverings, sleeping mats, self-adornment, burial shrouds, and saddle blankets. The ancient patterns and symbols are passed down by generation and tell a story often about childbirth and motherhood and no two rugs are alike. They are made either thick with a heavy pile or a light flat weave. With their one-of-a-kind style, they look great with any interior style from traditional to contemporary and can be used in any room in the home.
Check out some of our Moroccan style rugs here: https://www.catwalkrugs.com.au/search?page=1&q=moroccan&type=product
The Persian Rug
The Persian rug, also known as the Iranian carpet, is woven using the highland knotting technique, which has very compact knotting. They normally have floral patterns, a central medallion, pendant systems and with spandrels at the corners. The rugs come in a variety of colours, usually using natural designs that blend perfectly together and are woven from silk or wool or a blend of the two. Their artistic designs make them highly regarded pieces and have been since ancient times. Most Persian rugs increase in value with time which makes them a good investment along with a valued addition to your décor.
You can view some of our tribal persian rugs here: https://www.catwalkrugs.com.au/collections/handmade-tribal
The Swedish Vintage or (Scandinavian) Rug
The people of Sweden have been making handmade rugs for centuries, however, ones made from the mid-twentieth century are the most popular. They come in flat woven styles such as the Rollakan which have all over patterns, and a thicker, long-pile rug called the Rya. Swedish rugs went from a cultural tradition to a more serious art that went international in the 1900’s. The rugs come in muted shades or vibrant colours, and with their abstract designs and geometric shapes, they perfectly complement a modern décor. Investing in a Swedish vintage rug is sure to bring you joy for many years to come.
Check out some of our Scandinavian Rug range here: https://www.catwalkrugs.com.au/search?page=3&q=scandi&type=product
The Tribal Kilim Rug
This tribal rug, whether Persian (Iran), Afghan or Turkish, is flat woven and uses traditions from their ancestors to tell a story. Each one is completely unique in appearance, so it is perfect to show your own style and add character to your home. They are made using geometric designs and very vibrant colours that compliment a contemporary décor but will also look great with a vintage or rustic design.
Check out our hand knotted Kilims here:
It may seem a bit overwhelming when trying to pick the perfect rug for your home but the best way is to go with what you like. After all, with an investment like a rug you want to make sure it’s one that you will enjoy for years to come.