When it comes to interiors, trends are always changing. Just check out our predicted interior trends for 2018 to see just how much they can change. But in the world of rugs, the desirability for traditional rug styles have withstood the test of time. When styled in the right way, traditional designs add character, style, and luxury to a room.
This style guide identifies the timeless rugs that never go out of style, to make sure that your rug purchase will be long lasting and on-trend in the long-run!
Persian rugs have remained popular throughout changing interior styles, despite original designs going back as far as 2,500 years ago. Various progressions in colour, design, and weaving processes have occurred over the years, but Persian designs have always been incorporated into desirable and trendy rugs.
The rich and warm colours incorporated into beautiful textures have given oriental rugs a desirability in many interiors. The tones are just as vibrant as the history each design represents, and its this ode to culture that gives Persian rugs such a timeless and captivating reputation.
Original Persian rugs can come at extortionate prices and are often a possession that is passed down the generations. But to allow more homes to introduce a touch of Persian opulence into their interiors, modern rugs have replicated the Persian look with a much more affordable price tag. With modern materials and processes, many of these contemporary Persian-style rugs incorporate a polypropylene yarn that is extremely durable and long-lasting. You don’t have to compromise on quality and style for a lower price!
Although traditional, colourful, and intricate Persian designs remain to be extremely stylish rugs, various adaptations have brought them up to speed with the 21st Century. Rugs that appear distressed and worn have become extremely fashionable, and contemporary rugs have cleverly incorporated these styles into new Persian-style rugs. Incorporating the intricate Persian patterns that we know and love, these new and trendy rugs have been adapted to include contemporary and subtle colour tones. These colours, combined with a distressed appearance, result in extremely chic and timeless rugs. Our Blayden and Christchurch rugs are perfect examples of this trend!
But how to fit these timeless rugs into a modern home? It’s easier than you think. Traditional Persian designs can bring colour and warmth to a space that is minimalistic and neutral. On the other hand, contemporary and distressed Persian rugs can add some subtle opulence. Just check out our guide on fitting a traditional rug in a modern space!
Tribal designs have long been influencing timeless and stylish textiles, including wonderful trendy rugs. Tribal rugs are known for their vibrant colour and pattern, as well as their wonderful texture. It’s this luxurious style and the rich history that comes with it that has helped these designs to withstand ever-changing trends.
Much like lavish Persian rugs, original tribal rugs are bold and beautiful. With odes to traditional culture and skilled craftmanship, these rugs are associated with timeless luxury and chic. Investing in a tribal rug can often uplift a room, warming it up and jazzing it up too!
But tribal influences stretch further than the traditional designs often associated with this trend. Many contemporary and fashionable designs are derived from original tribal roots, such as the classic diamond-shape pattern that is currently extremely on-trend and the ‘rug of the season’, according to Daily Mail. In fact, geometric patterns in general are extremely desirable in current stylish interiors.
Through these subtle tribal features, style-conscious individuals can incorporate tribal designs into their home in a much subtler way. This allows a tribal-inspired rug to blend seamlessly into the modern home. Such designs are extremely enduring and chic, so we can’t imagine them going out of fashion any time soon.
Many modern and stylish tribal rugs also incorporate colour palettes that are neutral, contemporary, and extremely versatile. Greys and creams are particularly favoured as they can introduce just the right amount of pattern and colour without being too overpowering.
If you’re looking to invest in a rug that is going to remain timeless and in fashion for a long time, tribal rugs are a safe and stylish option. They have already withstood the test of time, having survived style changes for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Our shaggy Aysgarth rug is the perfect example of a modern rug incorporating tribal shapes, whereas our Harrogate tribal rug is much more detailed and intricate. Both work beautifully in contemporary or traditional interiors.
When investing in a new rug, you want to be sure that it is going to last you a long time and that you are going to love it for a long time. Persian and tribal rugs are timeless and beautiful, so we couldn’t think of rug designs more suitable for the job!
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