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Thousands of years ago, cultures in various parts of the world included intricately patterned and hand-woven rugs as a part of royal and upscale life. The rug was meant to cusion and warm up the feet, and protect them from hard floor, sharp pieces, cold stone and dust. Primarily in the eastern part of the world, rugs were mostly hand-woven with great care and made of wool, silk, jute and linen.
The rug was soon associated with the luxury of the royalty. The kings' palaces had rugs and long runners everywhere -- in entrances, rooms, corridors, ballrooms, halls, assemblies and private chambers. Perhaps this is how the term "Red Carpet" became popular and was quickly associated with honor, respect and hospitality.
American homes typically have rugs and carpets. The cold climate makes people appreciate the importance of rugs in their lives. Today we have a carpeted America. The stone and wooden floors in homes and buildings are almost always covered. Necessity and comfort blend with cultural trends to create a rug revolution. Many home-owners have replaced wall-to-wall beige carpeting with designer area rugs in various styles. Rug styles and designs range from traditional to contemporary and modern, antique styles and silks, and to many people's surprise, there are rugs that speak to you, that speak your language, that when placed in your home will speak for you. What's more, the rug that decorates your room creates an atmosphere around it.
Friday, December 12, 2014 1:39:15 PM America/Chicago
It is well known that fashion recycles itself like the seasons. New designs, patterns, styles and colors are seen in the market every year and in every season. What changes quickly for attire, also applies to area rugs, albeit at a slower pace. As we move into the New Year, the past few months have been speaking gray, silver and taupe in the rug industry. A large portion of the trendiest pieces that rug vendors are carrying today come in grays, silvers and taupes, sending an almost monochromatic message but with that sparkle.
The Silver Grey Rug Is In.
Interior designers Sherwin-Williams points in this direction as well.
Vallencierre Silver Grey Rug
Contour Silver Grey Rug
While the bright and colourful can fit some places, these soft tones are quickly finding a place in many hearts and homes. Many top-quality area rugs come with a shimmer that creates an uplifting atmosphere. At the same time, the colors are not loud at all. They do not shout, they whisper.
An area rug in taupe shades will blend very well with your walls, ceilings and furniture, especially wood. Taupe as a base color has several advantages. Dust, dirt and pet marks will not show prominently. This does not mean one should not care for the rug and not keep it clean. However, you can afford to push the cleaning to the weekend and reduce emergencies. While contemporary, modern, new wave and trendy are words that come to mind with taupe, silk rugs look astonishingly beautiful in taupe. Heirloom masterpieces carrying a silk tradition across generations make your room look royal. ArtvanRugs.com proudly carries many such rugs.
Peshawar Taupe Area Rug
Egton Taupe Area Rug
Be a trendy shopper this holiday season and turn your house into a warm and welcoming home that is an expression of who you are.