Antique Rug Styles
What Style or Design is Right for the Room?
Antique Rug Styles - Determining the style or design for an antique rug or vintage carpet depends on various factors, but knowing the space and applying your own personal preferences will help you determine a suitable rug for your home. Here are some major factors to consider when making your decision:
Traditional vs. Modern - More traditional designs incorporate well into older homes with more intricate décor while modern design rugs lend themselves to contemporary spaces with simple geometry and an open aesthetic.
Allover vs. Medallion - People often tend towards symmetry in a room (though certainly that is only a preference). Allover designs make furniture arrangement easy for spaces such as living rooms and libraries. Certain rooms, such as dining rooms, provide the perfect setting for a medallion rug.
Color - Colorful rugs will make a strong statement in a room, while a more neutral or monochromatic rug will subtly compliment the other colors in the room and integrate easily into existing décor.
It is necessary to remember that these are just guidelines, but personal preference is the single most important factor when choosing a rug for your space.