How to Know if a Rug is Handmade or Machine-made
Top 10 Reasons Everyone Loves Oriental Area Rugs
Trends usually come and fade off soon after, but antique oriental area rugs never go out of style. Their beauty and finesse are second to no other.
To help you make sense of the fuss , here are the top 10 reasons everyone loves Oriental area rugs.
5 Reasons to Buy an Oriental Area Rug This Fall
You’ve heard of spring cleaning? What about fall fluffing?
‘Tis the season to update your decor, especially as websites and stores roll out holiday sales. As the days turn colder and daylight savings changes the time schedule, it’s a great period to rethink the look and feel of your home and make it more cozy for the winter months. And one of the best ways to do this is by buying an Oriental rug.
Boasting a long history with, quite literally, generations of interior design footnotes to discover, Oriental rugs are the evergreen trees of home design.
To back up the argument, here are 5 reasons to buy an Oriental area rug this fall.
Fall is the Perfect Time to Deep Clean
Gone are the hot days of summer. Now you can throw open the windows of your home and give every room in your house a deep clean.
In the process, you might discover some furniture and furnishings are looking a little tattered. Pieces that get the most traffic area rugs. If yours is looking less than fresh, now is a great time to give it an update and there’s no better look than redecorating with an Oriental rug.
Traditional and timeless, Oriental rugs can add class and sophistication to any space. Take for instance this Elegant Distressed Ivory Oriental Area Rug. With a balance of cool blue and gray tones, it could suit numerous spaces.
Fall and Holiday Sales
With the winter holidays on the horizon, many rug vendors slash prices in the fall in anticipation of meeting end of year sales expectations.
Take advantage of these deep discounts by seeking out affordable Oriental rug companies. Our Oriental rugs are crafted to exhibit intricate, beautiful patterns that can handle the wear and tear of a busy homelife. Such is the case with the Magnolia Collection Blue Oriental Area Rug. In gorgeous shades of aqua and blue, it can stand up to family fun while still establishing a cosmopolitan aesthetic.
Evolution of Style
Months after the big yearly predictions on hot decor styles, fall is a time when all of those trendy looks have been tested and the best of the best have risen to the fore. If you’re wary about jumping on the bandwagon too soon, autumn is a great time to see what decor looks actually are worth keeping, rather than buy into a passing fad. You’ll find the best evergreen Oriental rug styles in the fall like this ageless beauty, the Taba Collection Ivory Oriental Area Rug.
Invest in Versatility
Unlike a trendy area rug, Oriental rugs are something you can keep for years and adapt from room to room and home to home.
Rather than try to design a room around a modern rug in each house or apartment you move to, most Oriental rugs can seamlessly fit into any space, saving you time spent debating decoration additions and money on new, costly rugs. For looks that can live in any space, turn to designs like the Nuvola Collection Burgundy Oriental Area Rug, Aspect Collection Blue Oriental Area Rug, and Multicolored Bohemian Oriental Area Rug.
Enjoy the Low Maintenance
Psst. Don’t tell anyone, but Oriental rugs are actually very low maintenance.
Their designs hide dirt (not that you wouldn’t keep your super clean).
They’re relatively easy to clean yourself with a little vacuuming or outdoor rug beating.
That’s why so many antique Oriental rugs survive and are sold to this day. Even better, when you buy an Oriental rug, you’ll not only enjoy all of the above, but the peace of mind that comes with purchasing a rug designed to be traversed by an entire family. This Nuvola Collection Black Oriental Area Rug is a fraction of the cost of high end Oriental rugs, but could easily pass for one with its intricate details. Stunning, sophisticated, and easy to clean: it’s a triple threat addition to any home.
Ready to start your fall Oriental rug shopping? Take a look through our vast collection of designs, colors, lengths, and styles that include everything from Persian looks to Southwest prints.
Everything is made using the best modern weaving techniques and the most durable materials so that you get the most out of your Oriental rug investment. With accessible prices, Luxe Weavers serves every shopper’s budget and guarantees satisfaction with a robust return policy and excellent customer service. By eliminating the middleman, Luxe Weavers can provide customers with great prices without compromising quality. See for yourself at luxeweavers.com.
8 Area Rugs Dos and Don'ts
10 Rugs That Are Perfect for Breathing New Life Into Your Space
Got a case of the rug blues? It happens to the best of us. When a well trod rug starts to show wear and tear, it’s time to look for a replacement.
And you might be surprised what a new rug can do for your home. Here are 10 rugs that are perfect for breathing new life into your space.
According to Elle Decor, neutral rug hues are all the rage this year. Want to get in on the trend? Consider this Silver Oriental Area Rug. This polyester rug features an old world design in blue, purple, and white. With a vintage design, it will give your space a classic look that will blend seamlessly with antiques and fine furnishings.
Pop of Pattern
Give new life to a space—say, a dining room—by updating the existing rug with a patterned option. Repeating geometric designs can add a clean uniformity to an undefined space as well. If you want to make a corner of your living room a reading nook, add a patterned rug for dimension. We like this Diana Collection Area Rug in Grey.
Rugs as Art
House Beautiful says 2020 is all about using rugs as art. That might bring to mind expensive, handcrafted rugs made by artisan weavers. But that doesn’t actually have to be the case. You can achieve this look without breaking the bank by grabbing a rug with a more artistic look, like this Ivory Floral Modern Area Rug
Shine like a Jewel
Jewel tones in rugs are also getting a lot of attention right now and we can understand why. With their bright, evocative appeal, they add a happy element to any space. If you want to embrace the jewel tone aesthetic, look no further than the Turquoise & Beige Rustic Modern Area Rug. In this rustic design, the beige actually acts as a gold in contrast with the turquoise.
Moroccan patterns never go out of style. That’s why we love this Mango Moroccan Trellis Modern Area Rug. The juicy mango color is guaranteed to add a pop of fun to any space and could brighten up a dark corner or be the perfect centerpiece for a child’s playroom.
In the same vein as artistic rugs comes the riotous rug trend, a shift from the severe patterns some people prefer to wild, abstract rugs. One way to deploy this look is in an otherwise organized space. Let the floor be the surprise with an outrageous rug in brilliant colors, like this Blue Swirls Modern Abstract Area Rug.
Black & White and Loved All Over
Love the look of newsprint? Or the crisp appeal of black and white photos? Take that same spirit and translate it into your rug styling with a black and white pattern. You can go black and white in an Oriental rug or pull off your own checkerboard look with this Checkered Black and White Modern Area Rug.
There’s something about stripes that evokes the sea and works perfectly in a coastal cottage. But even if you’re landlocked, you can steal the idea with a striped rug. The straightforward design can easily blend into a space while perking up the color palette and you don’t have to go with the classic Navy blue and white. This rug uses multiple colors for a visually appealing striped effect.
There’s something to be said for a design in one hue. It can help make for a clean, uncluttered space. Whether you go for a blue to match your wallpaper, or a dull red to blend in above wood floors, the concept is to not have the rug intrude, but rather meld with the rest of the room. Make the idea your own with this Distressed Blue Oriental Area Rug.
Comfort is paramount these days and turning our homes into zen-like spaces is something more and more designers are embracing. But how do you achieve a blissed-out living room or super calm bedroom? A soothing rug can’t hurt. Stick to colors that feel restful on your eyes—adding a plush thread count doesn’t hurt either. For instance, this Cream Brown Patterned Shag Area Rug would work well in a bedroom.
Whatever design style you go for, remember that quality and affordability aren’t mutually exclusive. Take a look at our selections and give your home some new life!
6 Reasons to Shop for Rugs at Huge Discounts, This October
Fancy Area Rugs? We bet you do! At Luxe weavers, we are super prepared to give you the best discount shopping experience ever, this October.
We’ve done our homework, assessing and curating the best quality and fashionable rugs that will make your space Instagram-worthy. We’ve met direct manufacturers to cut out extra costs. Now, we are ready! We’ll be taking all your orders and shipping them out as you complete them, from October 13th to 18th. Save the date!
Here’s what we know: With the holidays, Christmas, and a new year around the corner, there's no better time to substitute your old rugs and carpets with luxurious new ones without breaking the bank. So why should you shop for rugs from our premium but pocket-friendly list?
- We know you’d like to give your apartment an aesthetically pleasing new look and feel. We have a broad collection of quality oriental rugs you can choose from.
- Your kids also deserve to have their room looking beautiful with sturdy modern rugs. That way, they can show their cousins, nephews, and nieces around.
- Winter is almost here. Our thick pile rugs will sure provide extra warmth.
- Your mudroom needs a heavy-duty and washable mud rug if you will have friends and family visiting during the holiday.
- You get to buy any of our already affordable rugs at a whopping 25% discount. Yes, we are taking off 25% from the original prices on all our rugs.
- We'll ship your orders at no charge at all. Incredible, isn't it?
Wait, there’s more!
The Luxe Weavers’ Annual Sales event will run from midnight, October 13th, until midnight, October 18th. That’s enough time to check out our top-class rugs in detail before deciding on which would be a good fit for your home. Fair enough.
Before you go, we know a few things can get you carried away. We don't want you to be late for the party. The rugs you fancy may be out of stock if you don’t cart them on time. So, scroll below and subscribe to our email list. We’ll let you know once the party starts. Happy Shopping!
10 Gorgeous Kitchen Rugs to Brighten Up Your Space
Seven months into the pandemic, you’ve probably had a good long time to sit and stare at your kitchen rug and think “Hmm, I could do better.” Indeed you could. And with all this time to assess your interior design aesthetic, why not start now?
Kitchen rugs have come a long way since the Colonial era, when painted floorcloths gave way to rag rugs, and then to more complicated designs. Nowadays there are new materials that can stand up to all the wear and tear that occurs in what’s often the most trafficked room in the house. And, even better, you don’t have to sacrifice style.
There is a huge variety of kitchen rugs to match your mood, style, and circumstances, whether it’s a pack of kids constantly requesting snacks, or a bachelor pad begging for a more adult design look. Here we’ll look at 10 gorgeous kitchen rugs to brighten up your space.
Just because you’re chopping onions doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re working in an industrial kitchen. Those days are long gone. And with the Bohemian Cream Oriental Rug you’ll have a rug to match your culinary attitude. Creamy turquoise and brown make up this runner that can easily fit between an island and range, perfect for adding a bit of pep to an otherwise functional space.
With the popularity of open floor plans, many kitchens today double as dining spaces. And while this often leaves them feeling more casual, you can amp up the formality with a rug like the Turquoise & Beige Rustic Modern Area Rug. With the same patina as a well-loved Southern porch, this geometric rug adds a touch of personality in calming colors. Turn on a little Miles Davis, pour a glass of wine, have a seat above this sophisticated rug, and tell us you don’t feel more relaxed.
Criss Cross Apple Sauce
Trying to balance family-friendly kitchen functionality with pulled-together design? Look the part with this Moroccan Collection Area Rug. The trellis pattern in gray adds a level of sophistication to a kitchen, while also offering durability for busy little bodies running in and out.
An original, traditionally made Oriental rug may be out of your budget, but who says you can’t fake it? This Pink & Beige Vintage Oriental Area Rug was inspired by a vintage Oriental design and gives a feminine flair to a cozy kitchen space.
Make it Pop
The Rust South Western Oriental Area Rug is not for the faint of heart. It’s for the color-loving, bold decorators who need a pop of wow in their life. Nothing spices up a kitchen (aside from, well, spice) like this red and yellow rug.
Covert Crumb Catcher
Let’s be honest, some of us need a rug that will not only brighten up a space but also hide the odd spill in the process. Enter: the Blue Oriental Area Rug. This gorgeous beige and blue rug will easily obscure any random bread crumb that falls — giving you ample time to vacuum before company notices it — while also being able to hold up thanks to its tough durability.
Who said kitchens have to be boring? The entire idea of eating is to play off the senses and that’s not limited to taste. Sound, smell, and touch all come into play, so why not boost sight as well. This multi-colored rug is intriguing and entertaining—just like your cooking, perhaps?
Whether it reminds you of the classic italian checkerboard tablecloths or 1950s linoleum, there’s something charmingly nostalgic about a black and white checked pattern. Play off black and white photos or art with this evergreen Checkered Black and White Modern Area Rug design.
There’s something empowering about one large print and that’s the case with this Orange Modern Floral Area Rug. Rather than a series of small flower prints, this thick rug comes in a brilliant orange, a perfect complement to a muted kitchen hue.
If vintage looks aren’t your thing, consider this Tobis Light Blue Collection Area Rug. With an almost yin and yang look, this artful design plays off two shades of blue for a unique, timeless look that would fit in any modern kitchen.
Regardless of the style you choose, rest assured that when you shop Luxe Weavers, there’s always room to reconsider. Our 30 day return policy allows shoppers the freedom to see a rug in their own space before committing to owning it for life. So why not take this time at home to try something new? Be it modern or traditional, Luxe Weavers’ lengthy product list has something for every kitchen, from new build to historic property and everything in between.
8 Magazine-Worthy Ways to Style Your Area Rug
If you’re looking for rug inspiration, home decor magazines have got it covered.
From Real Simple to Country Living, the legacy publications know their way around a thread count and how best to make it look great in a home.
Sometimes their editorial teams place a rug in a surprising spot. Other times it's the use of contrasting patterns that’s a particular splash to a space. Ultimately it’s nailing the unexpected style choice that appeals to readers, which is why we’ve scoured the pages of some of the best design periodicals to find eight magazine-worthy ways to style your area rug.
In no particular order they are:
The Hidden TV Hack
Truly a genius concept, Domino magazine posted this trick for hiding a TV when not in use. Simply take a small area rug and hang it above the tube on a dowel.
When you’re not binging the latest Netflix series, no one even needs to know it's there. Simply flip it over the TV and voila, you have a beautiful woven piece of art above your mantle. This Luxe Weavers Moroccan Collection Area Rug in Ivory would work well.
Dress Up the Loo
Take it from Architectural Digest, the bathroom does not have to be a boring space. And you can easily spice it up, especially if you’re dealing with a dark floor by tossing out the fuzzy bath mat for a chic area rug. This Red Oriental Area Rug, for instance, will keep your toes warm while warming up the entire space.
Set the Stage with a Staircase Rug
Elle Decor says staircase rugs are statement makers, and they would know. Punch up your own stairway by securing a runner with staircase rods. The vintage meets modern look will add drama to an entryway while avoiding wear and tear on wood stairs. Or it can add a soft subtle look, like with this Bohemian Cream 2x7 Runner Rug.
Cuddle Up with a Rug
Hear us out: a rug can also be used to accent a bedspread. Real Simple gave this look its seal of approval by citing artist Sharlene Kayne's clever twist of taking a colorful, red-hued rug and laying it atop her white linens.
Source: Real Simple
Surely incredibly warm on a cold winter’s night, the look also adds a creative textured element to the space. Steal the idea by using our Burgundy & Pearl Oriental Area Rug on your own bedding.
Embrace Contrasting Designs
If it’s good enough for the readers of Dwell magazine, then this idea is certainly worth consideration.
In this scenario a pair of interior designers turned an old Belgian factory into their home. With a severe white interior, the wildly different rug designs feel welcoming. A similar look could be achieved by pairing Luxe Weavers’ Gray Square Modern Area Rug and Nuvola Collection Area Rug in Beige.
Make It a Headboard
Ikea bed frame got you down? Want a headboard that says “I have very refined taste, but not the budget for it?” DIY it. Domino magazine fully endorses the use of a rug as a makeshift headboard. And why not? It adds color and frames your sleep space while making the wall feel cozier. To get the right look, consider Luxe Weavers’ Nuvola Collection Area Rug in Ivory.
Make it Wall Decor
While we’re on the subject of putting rugs on the walls, why even bother with the headboard and just make the rug itself your wall art? Apartment Therapy has an entire blog on the topic with ideas like hanging a vertical runner behind a petite sofa to make use of vertical space. This Distressed Blue 2 x 7 Hallway Runner Area Rug Carpet would work nicely in such a concept.
Let a Rug Define a Space
As the brightest minds in design told Town & Country Magazine, “A well chosen rug is incredibly important, as it has the power to fully resolve a room and pull together many of the other decorating elements.”
It also has the power to define a space, especially in an open concept floor plan. Make an area feel more like a lounge with a rug. Cap off a breakfast nook with a rug. Focus on a sitting area with an area rug. For instance, if you want to make a reading corner more cozy, define it with this Blue Oriental Vintage Area Rug.
Those are the big ideas from the most clever people working in decor.
But if you’re looking for even more inspiration or are just ready to start shopping, take a scroll through Luxe Weavers’ selection of affordable and beautiful rugs. Designed to hold up to busy households while not taking a beating on your pocketbook, they have magazine-worthy options to fit any of these magazine-worthy concepts. Plus, each rug order comes with complimentary shipping which is one thing, we all know, that never goes out of style.
Here’s How to Style Your Room Around Your New Oriental Rug
Looking to add a traditional old world look to your home? An Oriental rug is a great way of bringing a sophisticated aesthetic to a space.
The term originally derived from rugs made in “Oriental” countries. Today that’s not always the case, but the name—despite its politically incorrect nature—endures and has come to define heavy textiles in a variety of motifs. These include, but aren’t limited to the Blossom, Chinese script, Cyprus, and Hyacinth patterns.
Beautiful and classic pieces of interior art, an Oriental rug can bring a room together. Here’s how to style your room around your new Oriental rug.
Have the Colors Echo the Walls
Say you’ve painted your bedroom a dramatic blue. An oriental rug with a more subtle, complementary blue, as is the case in this Luxe Weavers Howell Collection Oriental Blue 5x7 Area Rug, can pull the whole scene together by drawing the eye down to the floor and subsequently, the rest of the room.
Crisp Meets Cool
Pair crisp furnishings in muted hues with a cool colored Oriental rug such as this Luxe Weavers Silver Oriental Area Rug for a soothing spa-like space. The addition of the rug can save this concept from feeling austere by adding a warming element.
Marry Bold Artwork and Soft Patterns
Bold artwork driving the scene of a room? Soften the space with a subdued Oriental area rug like this Elegant Distressed Ivory Oriental design.
Make a statement with a carpet to match your drapes… and your walls… and your furniture. Any why not make it extra wild with something like this Pink Oriental Area Rug.
Black & White Appeal
Let the design be the focus with a black and white Oriental rug and save the color for the rest of the decor. The surprising choice will add a wow factor to an otherwise unexpected space. This Luxe Weavers Distressed Silver Oriental Area Rug is one direction to go with it.
Stack Them Up
Creative interior designers have been stacking rugs for years and for good reason: it adds texture and depth. You can put a rug on a carpet or place two on top of each other on a wood or cement floor for a unique idea guests won’t expect. Take a bestseller from Luxe Weavers like Multi-Colored Distressed Oriental Area Rug and place it atop the Ivory 8x10 Oriental Area Rug for a totally original design.
Old Meets New
Too often people assume that they have to choose one concept or the other, modern or traditional. But that’s not the case. You can make a room full of pop art look fabulous with a classic Oriental rug in the middle. The two aren’t mutually exclusive aesthetics. Try it with Luxe Weavers Magnolia Oriental Blue 9x12 Area Rug.
Then again, old things do look good with other old things—just ask any antique dealer. If you want a timeless appeal, an Oriental rug is a must. Pull together a room featuring your grandfather clock and 19th century secretary by framing it with a well paired rug like Luxe Weavers’ Howell Collection Ivory Oriental option.
If you want a room to work its best feng shui magic, it’s important to consider scale. A tiny chair in a corner might not flow with a giant rug filling up the rest of the space. Play with options and pick what fits your furnishings’s size as well as style. And swap sizes if it doesn’t work, like with this Burgundy & Pearl Oriental Area Rug from Luxe Weavers that comes in 5'2x7'2 and 7'10x10'6.
Interior design is meant to be an extension of your creative self, so have fun with it. Go for the wild colored rug. Try out the bold design. What’s the worst that could happen? You change your mind? Add a little fun to your home with an Oriental rug that breaks the mold like this Distressed Blue & Ivory Oriental design.
Whatever you choose, be it a combination of classic looks or a retro rug that contrasts with modern art, there are no wrong answers here.
Whatever makes you feel good in your home is always the right design choice, no matter what the decor police tell you. So give a couple of these ideas a go. And do it at a price that won’t break the bank with Luxe Weavers, leaders in affordable woven furnishings. With Oriental and modern options priced at reasonable rates, there’s no better way to have fun decorating and testing out new ideas. Plus, with a great return policy and free shipping, you have even more incentive to get creative. Forget updating one room—why not do the whole house?
Ready to get started shopping for your new Oriental rug? Visit luxeweavers.com to see all the sizes and styles to put these ideas into place.