Luxe weavers Oriental area rug in a living room

The Ultimate Guide to Oriental Rugs

Looking for an area rug that can make a powerful art statement, has a great history, imbued with creativity, style, and has a significant artistic value? You should be looking to buy oriental rugs. However, whether you intend to buy handmade ones or machine-made affordable oriental rugs, it may not be a walk in the park. But you need not worry much, in this guide, we have shared some useful tips on how to choose an oriental rug, you’d forever adore.
May 18, 2021 — Luxe Weavers
How to Find Rugs to Decorate Your House With Your Best (Pet) Friend in Mind?

How to Find Rugs to Decorate Your House With Your Best (Pet) Friend in Mind?

English novelist and poet George Eliot once said, “Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” Pets don’t harbor criticisms of you or of the mess they make in your home. But house guests might find paw prints on the furniture less than appealing, regardless of how much they love and appreciate your pooch, cat, parakeet, or your animal of choice. 

The truth is, owning a pet is a negotiation. What matters more, your furnishings or your furry friend? Sometimes the two can live in harmony, but more often than not the latter is the cause of one decor tragedy after another. So what's the solution? Forego a nice home in exchange for the love of a sweet animal? Or keep a tidy house instead of sharing it with four-legged friends? 

The good news is, at least when it comes to area rugs, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. With Luxe Weavers there’s a way to have your cake and eat it too. Thanks to the brand’s commitment to creating sophisticated and beautiful rugs that are also durable, they can endure everything a pet may throw at them. The only question is really choosing which one works best for your home. Let’s at how to find rugs to decorate your house with your best (pet) friends in mind.

Consider the Pile

Pile is the term rug vendors use to describe the length of the fibers. Short pile are generally made of dense fibers. This can be a great choice for pets as they don’t trap dirt tracked by pets and are easy to clean. That said, a “cut pile” that is a rug made from sheared fibers that stand up and are soft to the touch might be an advantage for delicate paws.

“High pile” meaning rugs and carpet like shag, should probably be avoided if you own pets that like to scratch and pull. They could tear a fluffy rug apart and the long fibers also tend to trap dirt, a no-go for playful animals who bring the outdoors in. 

Pick a Smart Color Scheme

Have a white tabby cat? Then perhaps an all black area rug isn’t the smartest choice. Love your black lab? Then spare him the stress he’ll cause you by ordering a cream colored area rug. Listen, shedding is going to happen whether you like it or not. To keep your anxiety in check, pick a rug color that will hide stray hairs rather than magnify them. This might mean going with a color palette that mimics your pet’s or choosing hues that disguise wayward pet fur, like a blend of browns and tans or even blues. 

Luxe Weavers has affordable rugs in a variety of color choices.  Even if you need to obscure the feather of a pink-tummied Finch, they have a rug for that. The company’s Taba Collection 7085 Grey Orientral Area Rug has enough design to distract the eye while its grey and brown tones hide rogue pet hairs. 

In the same way, Luxe Weavers’ Howell Collection Red Abstract Area Rug is busy enough to draw all the attention to the vibrant bold hues of red and blue rather than fixate on any pet-induced flaws.

Accentuate the Positive

Just as color can blend in pet hair, dander, and dirt, pattern is a great way of sparing yourself the need to constantly run the vacuum on a favorite area rug. There are many directions to go when it comes to rug patterns. Detailed Oriental rugs can be a great option in high traffic pet spaces thanks to their intricate designs that steal the eye away from “overly loved” areas of the rug. Luxe Weavers specializes in reasonably priced Oriental rugs made from materials that can withstand the test of time, for instance this Magnolia Collection 7560 Blue Oriental Area Rug in brilliant blues. 

Another approach is to go abstract. With no rhyme or reason to its design, gorgeous abstract rugs from Luxe Weavers are a wonderful option for pet owners. They’re forgiving and stunning, a win/ win for any pet who occasionally gets its paws dirty. The Bevery Collection 8442 Blue Abstract Area Rug from Luxe Weavers is a great example. 

When it comes to cohabitating with other species, the key to good design is ensuring that nothing is too precious. You can still make stunning decor choices that are welcoming to both humans and pets without sacrificing style. All you need is to follow some of the strategies above and invest in a rug company that puts a premium on creating rugs as timeless as they are durable. For this there’s only one choice: Luxe Weavers. Whether your aesthetic is classic, abstract, patterned, or modern, Luxe Weavers has a suitable option that you’ll love as much as your fur baby. 

December 15, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
Area Rug or Runner Rug: Which is Best for Kitchen Décor?

Area Rug or Runner Rug: Which is Best for Kitchen Décor?

One might think the decision between an area rug and a runner rug would be simple, but consider this: you need to determine how much floorspace you actually want to cover. Cover too much and the room could suddenly appear small and squished. Cover too little and your runner will look like a doormat.

So how do you decide what’s best for kitchen decor, area rug or runner?

In this guide, we’ll look at 3 criteria to help you make this decision.

Size

Choosing the right size rug for a kitchen means measuring out narrow spaces, as often the area between an island and the wall is quite slim. Here, you’d want to choose a runner rather than an area rug. However, if you’re looking to place a rug in a breakfast nook or eat-in kitchen with a small table, an area rug is ideal. 

Large area rugs can add warmth to a room while brightening up what may be a more austere palette. Keep in mind though, many interior designers recommend keeping a six inch frame of flooring around the rug to the wall and cabinets to make the rug expand the room rather than look oversized.

For instance, this Beverly Collection 6495 Cream Oriental Area Rug in 2 x 7 could fit a space between the island and sink and bring a timeless look to the room while warming it up. Or, if abstract is more your style, this Euston Collection 7681 Blue Abstract Area Rug brings a pop of color that would blend seamlessly into a bustling kitchen space. 

Color and Design

The beauty of selecting the color and design of a rug for a kitchen is that it can embellish your color palette or even draw the eye away from a space in your kitchen you don’t like. And they can go in any direction you want.

Say you want to elongate a small space. Consider stripes. Stripes on a long runner can make a kitchen feel bigger, as with this Luxe Weavers Towerhill Collection 7501 Blue Striped Area Rug.

Have a monochrome kitchen that needs perking up? Go bold on your floor with a brightly colored rug that brightens up the space. This could be done with something like this wild Luxe Weavers Victoria Collection Multi 5x7 Oriental Area Rug, which brings a pop art feel to a traditional design.

Or if you have a kitchen that’s very formal — think vintage range, hanging copper pots, and an old farmhouse sink — keep with the theme by incorporating an Oriental rug that’s as timeless as your home. Here, a big area rug can make a wood space feel toasty and inviting. The Hampstead Collection 8027 Red Oriental Area Rug is one such option. As stunning as it is durable, this gorgeous rug can stand up to boisterous dinner parties, busy afternoons making cookies, and lots of little feet while still looking as classic as any antique rug.

Construction

Let’s talk about construction. Traditionally—and by traditionally we mean for the past, oh, 2,000 years—rugs were made by hand or on a loom and from materials such as wool and silk. You can still buy those today, and they can be beautiful investment pieces. Or, you can buy modern rugs that use the latest weaving technology and synthetic fibers to craft rugs that can stand the test of time.

You can see this in choices like the beautiful Multi-Colored Modern Bohemian Distressed Area Rug or Gray Anthracite Modern Area Rug. Whether its a trendy modern design you’re looking for or something that speaks to classic Persian looks, Luxe Weavers endeavours to deliver the highest quality for the best price.

That means making cosmopolitan rugs for every room, including the kitchen. As the center of most homes, the place where you eat, cook, and share priceless family memories should be as warm and inviting as the rest of your home. To see more styles, visit luxeweavers.com.

December 10, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
6 Kitchen Rugs That Can Bring The Holidays Into Your Kitchen

6 Kitchen Rugs That Can Bring The Holidays Into Your Kitchen

In the words of the old nursery rhyme, “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat.” 

What precisely that means, we can’t say, but it always makes us think of the holidays—which inevitably brings visions of yummy foods cooking in the kitchen. 

Typically the center of the home, everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen when it’s the holidays, so naturally you want the heart of your household to look as good as it smells.
But at the same time, kitchens are a high-traffic area. Family is coming and going, food inevitably gets spilled. How do you make this space feel cozy and welcoming while still operating as a functional food prep space? Two words: area rug. 

An inviting area rug that’s durable yet sophisticated, easy to clean yet stylish, can work wonders in making a kitchen a more hospitable space. But not just any area rug will do. In this guide we’ll look at six great kitchen rugs that can bring the holidays into your kitchen.

Luxe Weavers Magnolia Collection 2937 Beige White Abstract Area Rug

There’s a reason interior designers love the 1990 film Home Alone. Sure, it was a hilarious holiday blockbuster, but it also had one of the most festively decorated homes of any holiday film, ever (maybe excepting Christmas Vacation!) Rewatch Home Alone and you’ll see that almost the entire home was tastefully decorated in green and red. While that might be extreme for most homeowners, you can add a little seasonal flavor with a rug that incorporates the most popular Christmas colors. This abstract area rug takes a traditional Oriental pattern and incorporates subtle hints of red and green. 

Luxe Weavers Magnolia Collection 7613 Silver Geometric Area Rug

Often kitchens can give off a sterile vibe. Warm up a space with a tasteful area rug that says “sit back and stay awhile.” Geometric shapes don’t require that a rug fit a particular design aesthetic. Instead they can blend in nearly any space, which makes this rug universal. 

Manhattan Patterned Shag Gray Modern Area Rug

Don’t believe the naysayers, shag can go wherever you want it go—even in a kitchen. For those lucky enough to have a snug—a small, intimate, cozy space like a breakfast nook— within their kitchen, a shag area rug can make for a lovely coffee corner that’s a perfect space to sit with friends and family and decorate cookies. 

Luxe Weavers Taba Collection 7085 Grey Orientral Area Rug

Let’s be real, some of us are messier in the kitchen than others. But a kitchen area rug is still possible. Just opt for one that hides messes more than others, like this Taba Collection in grey. You can still easily have a timeless area rug design perfect for the holidays that will also keep the odd spill hidden, at least until your Christmas company has left. 

Luxe Weavers Victoria Collection Blue Oriental Area Rug

“Think small” may have been Volkswagen’s famous line, but in this case it applies to kitchens too. Just because you have a cozy kitchen space, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it more festive with a small area rug. 

Luxe Weavers Hampstead Collection 8027 Red Oriental Area Rug

If you really want to embrace the season, why not choose an area rug that’s as loud and proud as your Christmas spirit. Something that says “I put my Christmas tree up in October.” An area rug that’s as joyful as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” on repeat. Something like, say, this Hampstead Collection red Oriental rug. It checks all the boxes: green and red hues, bright design, classic style that echoes long-held holiday traditions. What could be better? 

Want even more holiday-ready rug ideas? Take a look at our huge inventory covering abstract, traditional, patterned and Oriental styles.

December 03, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
5 Top Area Rugs To Make Your Bedroom Cozy This Coming Winter

5 Top Area Rugs To Make Your Bedroom Cozy This Coming Winter

Is there anything less appealing than tucking into a chilly bedroom on a cold winter night? There’s the nip at your toes followed by the unwelcome freeze of a cold pillow. Not to mention the moments spent shivering while clutching a pile of blankets. It’s absolutely miserable. 

What can you do? Turning up the heat is step one. Making the room more cozy is step two. 

And the way to do that? Well, taking a good long look at one’s furnishings is the place to start. Believe it or not, different colors, textures, and designs can warm up a bedroom enormously even before adding a space heater or hot water bottle.

You can add ambiance with updated lighting, keep out the chill with fresh window coverings, and amp up a calming aura by implementing soothing colors. Another simple touch is to replace or add a cozy area rug. You’d be amazed how much a new rug will physically keep the cold out as well aesthetically make a space more inviting. 

So what are some of the best area rugs for a cozy winter bedroom? In this guide we’ll look at 5 stunning options. 

Soothing Abstraction

Remember “Magic Eye” books? Pages of 3D images would mesmerize the viewer, sometimes relaxing them and lowering their blood pressure in the process. 

Applying this same concept to abstract rug selection can actually give the visitors the same effect. By choosing something that allows the eye to rest, the body will follow, calming them and providing a cozy feeling in the process. Luxe Weavers Nuvola Collection 8722 Blue Abstract Area Rug blends cool tones of blue, grey, and cream, providing a subdued palette to center a bedroom.

Warm Oriental Style

Warm colors have a long tradition in Oriental rugs. Timeless, classic, and sophisticated, not only is a red- or orange-colored Oriental rug a great option for any space, it makes a lot of sense in the pursuit of warming up a bedroom. But you don’t have to spend thousands on an antique Oriental rug to get the look. We’ve got dozens of ageless Oriental rug styles that can update a space. For example, the 8x10 foot Howell Collection Red Abstract Area Rug is large enough to fill a grand bedroom, instantly making a big space feel more welcoming.

Comforting Textures

Slipping off a pair of slippers in the winter can be uncomfortable, especially on a hardwood floor. Spare yourself the agony with a shaggy carpet. Not only will it help you feel warm and cozy, it can also give the room a more shabby chic appeal. Ideal for this concept is the Luxe Weavers Manhattan Tree Shag Modern Area Rug. Sporting a simple tree motif, this rug would work well in a children’s bedroom or guest bedroom.

Tranquil Designs

A feast for the eyes is often used to describe decadent tables of food or incredible art galleries, but who says it has to be limited to those subjects? 

Can’t an area rug be a feast for the eyes? We’d argue that yes, it can. And to prove the point, here’s a cozy rug ideal for winter that’s as beautiful as it is enticing. The Manhattan Patterned Shag Gray Modern Area Rug is, on the surface, simple. Grey and white thread intertwine to form an infinity design. But you know what? It’s a peaceful landscape that’s as relaxing as it is lovely thanks to the fluffy shag perfection that beckons one to lie down with a cup of tea and a good book. 

Zen-Like State

The word “zen” gets thrown around a lot, especially by interior designers, but the idea of achieving an enlightened state of mind is still a profound concept worth exploring in home decor. 

How can one create a space where the mind is at ease and stress is lifted? Clean, crisp choices are a good place to start and can piggyback on the warming up of a winter bedroom project. Find colors, textures, and designs that make you feel at peace like this Hampstead Collection 5623 Grey Abstract Area Rug or this Towerhill Collection 7567 Grey Abstract Area Rug for cozy nights of winter wonderland nirvana. 

Of course, Luxe Weavers has many more options for great rugs to make your bedroom cozy for winter. With styles as varied as modern to distressed, patterned to abstract, Luxe Weavers can outfit all of your bedrooms with new, affordable area rugs perfect for the frosty season. And with our handy guide in hand, you’ll have all the notes you need to make the right choice. 

December 01, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
7 Cozy Area Rugs That Are Sure To Warm Your Home This Winter

7 Cozy Area Rugs That Are Sure To Warm Your Home This Winter

There’s a nip in the air, frost on the ground, the crackle of leaves underfoot—and you know what that means...cozy season has arrived! 

But if your house is feeling more arctic than snuggly, it’s time to amp up the throws, pillows, and rugs. One of the easiest ways to make a space feel more warm and inviting is to add a welcoming area rug. But what styles and designs say “come on in and sit a spell”? Well, this guide will tell you just that with 7 cozy area rug suggestions designed to warm up your house this winter.

Mimic a fire

There’s a reason people love to sit mesmerized by a big fire. As much as its warm glow is soothing, the flicker of the flame casts a spell on its subjects making them feel safe and sheltered. 

There’s likely some psychological survival science behind the feeling, but the bottomline for our purposes here is you can get that same vibe from a warm colored rug. 

Think hues of red, orange, and yellow. Designed in a way that’s as soothing as the colors selected, a fiery rug can transform a space from a sterile living room to a homey nook. For example, Luxe Weavers’ Howell Collection Red Abstract Area Rug takes the flame concept and transforms it into a classic Oriental motif perfect for a sophisticated loft. 

Soothing Shades

Say red shades just don’t jibe with your design scheme. 

No worries. 

You can use other colors to make a room more snug. Consider soothing tones of grey, taupe, andcream. Taken together in an abstract form that doesn’t exhaust the eye, these shades can be just as comforting as a warm cup of tea. Such is the case in this Luxe Weavers Beverly Collection 6490 Turquoise Abstract Area Rug.

Straightforward Design

Believe it or not, but the design of a rug can actually elevate anxiety, or help promote relaxation. 

Research has shown that holistic design can be soothing to the point of actually helping ease things like depression

What some designers call “pleasant distractions” can be used to uplift. Most people might immediately think of artwork as a means of providing these distractions, but a well-designed area rug can work just the same. A pleasing geometric design can calm nerves and help someone channel their thoughts. And Luxe Weavers has many concepts that fit this bill. The Chevron Collection 3400 Turquoise Geometric Area Rug, for one, feels like a depiction of the sea with its rolling waves of turquoise and blue. On the other hand, a Luxe Weavers Madison Collection 9040 Beige Abstract Area Rug features a wave design in a neutral color that could easily soothe a weary visitor.

Consider the Cushion

Sensorily speaking, touch often gets overlooked, but it should be a big consideration when trying to find an area rug that will up your cozy factor. How a rug feels underfoot can make or break its success in a room, especially in one where you want to draw people in to relax and unwind. To that end, finding a rug that has a high thread count or is plush or soft is the goal. 

Don’t Forget Durability

If the room you’re outfitting really will be the most loved and lived in, then you need a rug that’s as durable as it is inviting. 

That’s no easy feat as some of the softest, snuggliest rugs out there are often the most delicate. Instead, opt for a rug that combines these two characteristics in the most affordable and fashionable designs. 

Case in point, the timeless Aspect Collection 674 Grey Oriental Area Rug. Elegant and up to the challenge of welcoming many footsteps, it’s the epitome of winter comfort.

Easy to Clean

If this rug will live in a space where everyone wants to congregate it’s bound to pick up some dirt. Choose a rug that’s designed for easy maintenance, like this Luxe Weavers Beverly Collection 6055 Blue Oriental Area Rug.

Timeless Beauty

Part of what makes a space feel like the perfect winter hideaway is its timelessness, and that can only be captured by filling it with classic pieces like an antique hutch, an old quilt, plush throw pillows and maybe a wooden rocking chair. A traditional Oriental rug will lend its classic appea. Much like the joy of watching the snow fall while snuggling by a roaring fire, this Luxe Weavers Aspect Collection 674 Blue Oriental Area Rug will never go out of style. 

For more great cozy area rugs, visit Luxe Weavers’ website

November 26, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
3 Things To Think About When Choosing A Rug

3 Things To Think About When Choosing A Rug

Choosing a rug isn’t like choosing a life partner, but it can still be just as emotional. 

A rug is something that will command attention in your space for years or decades to come. So, naturally, people take selecting one seriously. There are many factors to consider when choosing a rug, with the obvious being color, style, and size. But what about the hidden factors? That’s what we’ll discuss here—three very important things to think about when choosing a rug. 

What kind of maintenance are you agreeing to?

There is a vast array of area rugs to choose from, and some require more particular care than others. Choose an antique rug and you’d better be ready to put in the time and money to keep it looking good. After all, an antique Oriental rug is old and often that means it's in delicate condition. Regular vacuuming might actually damage it. Instead, you may need to invest in regular professional cleanings to help it keep its luster.

A more durable rug, on the other hand, offers its owner a longer lifespan with less expensive care. 

Rather than requiring the services of professionals for a regular shampoo each season, a good weekly vacuum and annual deep cleaning should be enough to hold its shape and look. For instance, this Euston Collection 7681 Blue Abstract Area Rug is contemporary and tasteful, but it’s also hardy and can stand the test of time in any space. 

How will the rug be used?

Is this rug in a formal living room that rarely sees guests? Or is it going to be placed in a kids’ playroom that sees everything from fort building to multi-child wrestling matches? How you answer this question could play a big role in which rug you decide to go with. 

If it’s a busy space with lots of foot traffic, a flat-weave rug with a low pile is likely the best option. If, on the other hand, you’re looking to outfit the very private sanctum of your bedroom where only those you allow can enter, then go wild with a plush shag rug. While the latter does require more attention and care, if you know you’ll be one of the few individuals stepping on it, that may not be an issue. 

For most of us, a delicate, high-maintenance rug is not an option. It’s rugs built of stronger stuff that we’re after. And there are plenty of rugs available that offer both beauty and hardiness. While still providing optimal elegance, you can get the same look as a gorgeous antique rug, but with much more rugged materials. The Hampstead Collection 8027 Silver Oriental Area Rug, for example, is the epitome of Old World elegance, but provides the durability of a brand-new rug.

How does the rug feel?

Is it soft to the touch? Does it have a unique texture? Does it feel scratchy or itchy? 

If, given the chance, you could walk on it barefoot (as most of us are wont to do in our own homes) would you want to? 

This is important, not only for your own comfort, but for those around you. If you have frequent guests, chances are someone’s feet will come into contact with your rug. If you have small children, what are the chances of rug burn given a particular fabric? Is there a possibility of tears over a skinned knee on the rug? Might want to rule it out.

And if you’re ordering online and can’t feel rug options in person, look for descriptions and product details that explain and describe the materials used. The textiles used will affect the feel of a rug, but so will the weave itself, so educating yourself on area rug weaving techniques can help inform your rug purchase decision. 

Determining exactly which rug will work for you is a calculated decision that requires a thoughtful look at all the variables from textures to fabric, cut to color. 

Weighing all of these options will help guide you to just the right choice, at which point it comes down to one final question: How does the rug make you feel? If, as Marie Kondo would say, it “sparks joy,” then what’s not to love? Sure, you might be contradicting some of the earlier questions with your choice, but if a rug is really right for you, it will make you feel good and make your space feel happy.

November 24, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
How To Incorporate Bohemian Rugs Into Your Design

How To Incorporate Bohemian Rugs Into Your Design

“Boho chic” has been around for ages. 

The name comes from Bohemian, an inaccurate term used to describe the Romani or “Gypsy” population of France. This nomadic population traveled the country in caravans, and became known for their colorful clothing, scarves, and patterned fabrics. 

Today, Bohemian style can be found in everything from fashion to home design—and naturally, that includes rugs. For those who denounce compliance with style norms, Boho looks are just the ticket to a truly original space. 

But how can you incorporate a Bohemian rug without it looking like it was dropped in from the early 1900s? Great question. Smart styling is a matter of letting go of preexisting notions and embracing a loose approach to interior decor. 

Here are a few tips on how to incorporate Bohemian rugs into your design.

Find Your Style

If you love gauzy fabrics and rich colors, then embrace that. Designing a home you want to live in is all about recognizing, in the words of Maria Kondo, what sparks joy. The same goes for Bohemian rugs. If you like a lush look with plush fabric, then pop it in. You may need to edit a few elements in your space, so it’s not overwhelmed by the riot of color, but ultimately, if that sort of look makes you feel good, it’s the right one for you. This Blue Oriental Area Rug is one example of a perfect lived-in boho look.

Layer Those Rugs

Imagine the movie Moulin Rouge! or Chocolat. In both of these the boho aesthetic is strong. Think vivid colors, many different textures, and lots of layering of textiles. Now translate that approach to your floor by showcasing different rugs of varying sizes and colors, like this Luxe Weavers Victoria Collection Silver Oriental Area Rug against this Luxe Weavers Hampstead Collection 8027 Ivory Oriental Area Rug.

Mix Your Metaphors

Boho is all about more is more. That means more textures, more colors, more patterns. The sky's the limit, provided you don’t get a migraine looking at a room. 

To that end, you can really have fun with a Bohemian palette playing with wild hued drapes against busy furniture. And don’t forget the rugs. Why be boring and opt for a monochromatic rug, when you can give your space a splash of outrageous color like this wild Luxe Weavers’ Victoria Collection Multi 5x7 Oriental Area Rug?

Work with a Neutral Base

If you want your powerful design choices to really pop, use a neutral base as your canvas. A room in a soft cream color is a great foundation and will make your maximalist decor attitude really stand out. Also, just as it works in magazine design, white space can give the eye space to rest before taking in more strong colors.

Juxtapose with Light, Bright Wood

To keep the vibe light, bright, and cheerful, use soft woods, PoshPennies suggests. 

Boho elements can often have a black undertone and too much dark can suck all the brightness from a space. This will also help frame your gorgeous rug. Just imagine how balsam fir or spruce would look next to Luxe Weavers Magnolia Collection 7560 Blue Oriental Area Rug.

Patterns on Patterns

Don’t stress whether an Ikat blanket will go with your chevron throw pillows. All rules are out the door with a Bohemian styled room.

Instead, double down on the patterns, and then pull them together in your area rug with detailed designs like this Rust South Western Oriental Area Rug. Don’t be afraid to get a little crazy.

Tell a Story

Good design naturally tells a story.

What better way to add some mystery to your space than with a little Bohemian chic design? A unique leather pillow you sourced on a trip to Morocco can help spin the tale over to a framed painting you picked up at a flea market to a fascinating rug that looks as if it was bought in Iran but (and who needs to know) actually sourced on Luxe Weavers. Hey, fiction is fun too. Keep them guessing with Luxe Weavers’ Aspect Collection 674 Blue Oriental Area Rug.

Really, Bohemian design is up to you. Play and have fun with it and remember, a great rug — regardless of color, texture, design, or provenance — will only make your space even more boho chic.

November 17, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
7 Home Decor Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Design

7 Home Decor Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Design

There’s a reason home decor makes some people anxious. It’s a tricky business. That’s why there are so many design professionals to do the work for you. 

But if hiring a specialist is out of the question, there are some fundamental no-nos you can keep in mind to help avoid any major design mess-ups. In this guide we’ll look at 7 home decor mistakes that can ruin your design. 

Making Everything Match

We’re trained at a young age to match like colors. Just think back on all those elementary school art lessons designed to help children identify and match shades. 

As we grow up, the concept continues into clothing, but when it comes to interior design, making everything uniform isn’t always the best idea. 

While using varying colors may seem scary, consider the fact that a one-tone palette may appear flat and bland. If blending colors makes you anxious, at the very least consider introducing different textures. 

For instance, a rug can provide a textural dimension that paint and wallpaper can’t. For instance, this Magnolia Collection Silver Geometric area rug doesn’t feature bold colors, but its plush material adds a cozy feel to a space. 

Not Considering Scale

Scale can make or break a space. 

Fill it with furniture that’s too big and it will give an Alice in Wonderland effect to a room. Put small furniture in a large room and it can appear to be swallowed up by the size. 

So before you shell out a small fortune to outfit a room, really think about the scale of your furnishings and how they’ll flow and meld together. One way to tie pieces together is with an area rug

A circular rug, for instance, can bring elements into one cohesive vision provided every furniture item touches at some point. In the same way, two rugs can help a large room have multiple spaces in one. For instance, a smaller rug can help pull together a reading nook while a larger rug centered around larger furniture can become the focal point. 

Avoid the Tendency to Hoard

Clutter is a well designed room’s nemesis. There are ways to layer many decor items, but merely overwhelming a room with knick-knacks can spoil good design. Remember to edit yourself and when you can’t, ask a friend for help. Sometimes an outside eye is all it takes to give a space a fresh look.

Don’t Push Furniture Against the Walls

It’s a natural inclination to think that pushing all of your furniture against the walls will create more space to live. Not so. 

As The Spruce explains, in actuality, pushing furniture against the walls will make a room lose all of its breathing space and instead make it feel like a cold cave. Instead, create openness by arranging furniture with space between walls and then tie living areas together with an area rug to pull the features into a welcoming room. This Trellis Collection Charcoal Geometric Area Rug, for instance, could be the cherry on top to a formal living room or bedroom. 

Lack of Balance

In the Chinese philosophy of feng shui, energy is used to harmonize individuals with their surroundings. And while some consider the concept bunk, the basic principle makes good design sense. 

Finding balance in a space can make it more aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to live in. That means avoiding putting too much furniture on one side of the room like a rocky boat tilting in the sea. 

Using an Area Rug That’s Too Small 

Designers can’t stress enough the importance of an area rug in a room. It really can bring the entire space together, but if you opt for a rug that’s the wrong color or too small, it can make the design look downright silly. 

All, or at least most, of the furniture should be sitting on the rug, so if you have a postage size rug sitting under a coffee table, that isn’t going to cut it. Look for vendors who sell rugs in a variety of sizes so you can try different options, like Luxe Weavers. For example, our popular Hampstead Collection Ivory Oriental Area Rug comes in 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12. 

Getting Carried Away with Throw Pillows

What could be better than a few pillows? More pillows. 

Or so goes a common design error. 

As comfy as the concept of an abundance of pillows might seem, too many can actually make a couch or chair remarkably uncomfortable. Instead, opt for a few well chosen pillows that dress up a piece rather than consume it. 

Achieving great design doesn’t happen overnight and it’s generally not an accident. Techniques are learned through research, touring other people’s spaces, and testing out different ideas. But with these no-nos in mind, you can start on the right foot and begin crafting a home you’ll not only feel comfortable living in but love showing off to others.  

November 12, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
7 Tips On Buying The Best Oriental Area Rug

7 Tips On Buying The Best Oriental Area Rug

The first thing to know about Oriental rugs before you go investing in one, is their origin story. 

Oriental rugs are heavy textiles originally made in what was then referred to as the “Orient,” which stretched from modern day Turkey to the greater subcontinent of India. 

Oriental rugs became en vogue in the 1840s as part of a Turkish design craze.

Today the term more broadly defines rugs that are either made using traditional techniques, or mimic traditional designs of the past. Examples can range in size from tiny entryway rugs to grand area rugs and come in a variety of textiles including wool, cotton, and silk. 

Due to the historic nature of their craftsmanship, antique Oriental rugs are often also designated by their country of origin. Nazmiyal Collection separates Oriental rugs into 10 regional categories including: 

  • Seljuk and Beylik Dynasty Rugs
  • Ilkhanid Dynasty Rugs
  • Timurid Dynasty 
  • Ottoman Dynasty
  • Mamluk Dynasty Rugs
  • Safavid Dynasty Carpets
  • Mughal Dynasty
  • Oriental Rug Weaving in the Far East
  • Europe and Early Oriental Rugs
  • Qajar Dynasty Nineteenth Century Rug Revival

To discover what it is exactly that you like about Oriental rugs, a deep dive into their history isn’t a bad place to start. Once you have a working knowledge of the timeline and how the craft evolved across the globe, you’ll better understand what styles and designs suit your taste. From there, you can follow these 7 tips to find the best Oriental area rug for your home.

Learn How Rugs Are Made

There was a time when a loom would be a common item in any American home, but unless you live on a sheep farm, those days are likely gone. So instead, it might be worth familiarizing yourself with the weaving process. YouTube has some great examples, like this breathtaking demonstration that shows how Persian rugs are made. 

Learn the Design Language

Like a lot of fine art, Oriental rugs come with their own lingo that applies to how the rugs are built, the types of designs used, and the materials included. For instance, those dangly bits on the ends of some rugs? They’re formally called the fringe. And it might surprise you to know, but Oriental rugs actually have a top end and a bottom end. The border and the field are also terms to denote the actual design. Speak the language and you’ll have a much easier time shopping for the right rug.

Set a Budget

True antique Oriental rugs can cost thousands of dollars. If that’s not your price range, however, you can still find a gorgeous rug to suit your home. A wise shopper sets their budget before entering the gallerias and risking pocketbook disappointment. Consider the affordable options at Luxe Weavers if you’re not in the market to secure a vintage Mughal Dynasty rug. Options like Luxe Weavers Blue 8x10 Oriental Area Rug follow traditional Oriental rug design aesthetics while delivering the consumer a much more reasonable price point. 

Buy What You Like

When dealing in old world goods, it’s easy to get caught up in the myth and romanticism associated with an object. But just because Architectural Digest says everyone must have a 1930s hand knotted vintage wool Persian rug, doesn’t mean you have to. It’s your home after all. Buy what suits you best. If Luxe Weavers Hampstead Collection 8027 Red Oriental Area Rug gives you joy, go for it. 

Give It A Test Run

Whenever you can, test out a rug at home first. You’ll never really know how a rug will work in a space until you actually lay it out on the floor. Consider vendors that offer convenient returns.

Pick a Rug that Can Stand Up to Foot Traffic

What’s the point spending thousands of dollars on a stunning Oriental rug that’s going to get trampled? If you know your busy household is going to put a hurt on whatever area rug you pick, but you still want something with style and definition, choose something constructed from highly durable, low-maintenance polypropylene material, like this Nayara Collection Rose Oriental Area Rug.

Choose Your Vendor Wisely

When investing in an Oriental rug, it pays to be choosy when it comes to your source. Find a company that specializes in rugs, not just a big box store that offers rugs as one of its many inventory items. Businesses that focus on rugs will be better educated to help you find just the style you’re looking for.

Ready to get shopping? Armed with these seven tips, you can begin your search for the perfect Oriental area rug.

November 10, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
Top 10 Reasons Everyone Loves Oriental Area Rugs

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.

November 02, 2020 — Luxe Weavers
5 Reasons to Buy an Oriental Area Rug This Fall

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

October 30, 2020 — Luxe Weavers