Fun Facts About Rugs

Fun Facts

Sure, it’s important to know how to care for your rugs, and interesting to find out about the history behind your favorite floor coverings. But sometimes, you have an inexplicable need for some random rug trivia. Time for a few fun facts about rugs – The highest amount ever paid for a carpet was the [...]

The Origins of the Flying Carpet Myth

Flying Carpet

Flying carpets became a part of popular modern culture thanks to Disney’s Aladdin, but not many know that the origins of this myth date back as far as the ninth century (yes, they’re older than Turkish rugs.) Existing manuscripts of One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Arabic folklore narrated by Queen Scheherazade to [...]

High Pile vs. Low Pile: Which Rugs Fit Your Lifestyle?

Rug Pile

In rug terminology, pile refers to the density of the fibers used to create a rug’s weave. The thickness of the rug and the length of the fibers in the weave combined determine the pile of a rug, which varies from one rug design to another, ranging from an outright flat pile to a long, [...]

How To Choose the Right Rug to Fit Your Decorating Style

Right Rug

When it comes to decorating, everyone has a different style. It can be tricky to find just the right rug to fit your unique style of home décor. Luckily, we’re here to help! Whether your dilemma is what size rug to choose for your particular furniture layout, which materials will work best in which room, [...]

The History Of Turkish Rugs

Turkish rugs

The history of Turkish rugs is as long and colorful as the rugs themselves. These beautiful handmade rugs have been around for ages, dating back to the days of the 11th and 12th centuries. From humble beginnings as mats for tribal tents, to becoming decorations for palaces and mosques, these rugs have always been hand-woven [...]

The History Of Chinese Rugs

Chinese Rug

The term “Oriental rug” encompasses many of the different kinds of rugs that have been produced by cultures all over Asia, but this doesn’t mean that they are all the same. The Chinese were one of the first known cultures to engage in rug and carpet making on any level, and because they were mostly [...]

The Origins of Soumak Rugs

soumak

Named after the town of Shemakja, where the Soumak rug was first woven, this flat-woven rug contains beautiful embroidery that will distinguish your house, and any room boasting one, from all of your friends’. For all of you history buffs out there, it can be fun to learn the back story of any proposed addition [...]

The History Of Your Southwestern Rug

Southwestern

Southwestern style rugs can be a great addition inside or outside your house, but do you know anything surrounding the origins of these rugs? What we consider southwestern style rugs were originally made by the Native Americans living in what is now the southwestern United States and Mexico. Here is a look at some of [...]

Origins Of Your Oriental Rug

Oriental

Oriental rugs are some of the most beautiful floor coverings in the world, but did you know that true Oriental rugs are only hand knotted in Asia? They come from areas all over the continent, including Iran, India, Pakistan, China, and Tibet. While rug weaving may seem like a simple job, it has been perfected [...]

Transition Your Home To Summertime Without Breaking the Bank

summer

The warm, cozy feel of earthen colors can be a great way to keep your house feeling homey during the winter months, but with the ever-rising temperatures that accompany the changing of the seasons, brown walls and dark shag rugs may seem less inviting. Changing your home décor to fit the season doesn’t require a [...]