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, [...]

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 What we consider southwestern style rugs were originally made by the Native Americans living in what is now the southwestern United States and Mexico.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 [...]

Decoding the Hidden Meaning in Your Oriental Rug

Oriental Rug

You may think that gorgeous Oriental rug on your living room floor is just a beautiful piece of home décor – but you’d be wrong.  For centuries, Persian and Oriental rugs have been made with not only artistry and luxury in mind, but also specific messages. But only the people who know the code can [...]

Refresh Your Home For Spring With 4 Hot New Trends

Spring

It’s finally here! Spring has officially sprung! April has arrived, with its daffodils and tulips, its bursts of vibrant color and fresh, sweet scents, and its bright blue skies and sunny, warm days. And with the arrival of the new season, we can finally open our windows again to let in the gentle spring breezes, [...]

How Room Color Affects Your Mood and Behavior: Primary Colors

Color Palette

Have you ever looked up into a deep blue sky, taken a deep breath, and felt inexplicably calmer? Or gone to a restaurant where the color scheme was based on various shades of red, and suddenly felt ravenous? Colors affect our mood and even our behavior in intriguingly powerful ways. So when you’re decorating your [...]

Unusual Rugs From Around the World: Kazak, Oushak, and Sumak Rugs

Rug Market

Everyone’s heard of Oriental rugs and Persian rugs. But have you ever heard of a Kazak rug? What about a Sumak rug? If you’re searching for an area rug that will add a touch of international flair to any space in your home, why not consider one of the more unusual traditional rugs linked with [...]

Transitional Rugs vs. Contemporary Rugs: What’s the Difference?

Rug showroom

When you start looking for a new area rug, how do you search? Do you narrow your choices down by material, such as wool or polypropylene? By style, such as shag or hand-hooked? By shape, such as cowhide or hand-carved? Or do you stick to a certain design category, such as transitional or contemporary? It’s [...]

How To Care For Your Cowhide Rug

Cowhide rug

There’s just nothing quite like the look and feel of a cowhide rug. And with the unique and varied selection of cowhide rugs available today, they can provide the perfect touch whether you’re going for a traditional, rustic look, a modern, sleek style, or something in between. Fans of that rugged, country look can incorporate [...]