Antique Carpet and Rug Types and Styles

Antique Rug Styles - Collections Organized by Carpet Types

Antique rug selection by their Names and Styles - The art of antique rug making is one of the oldest crafts in the world, dating back millennia. It is also one of the most widely spread crafts to ever take hold, with peoples from all over the world practicing their own iterations of the skill. Cultures from places as far apart as Iran - the birthplace of Persian carpets - and Scandinavia - home to a great many widely-admired mid-century rug designers - have developed their own unique and distinctive rug-making techniques and styles. Each of one of these rug styles is unique and special in its own way.

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We take great pride in the breadth and the depth of our antique rug selection. Our selection features a tremendous variety of different types of antique rug patterns and styles. Below are links to the largest assortment of antique rug names and styles from all major rug producing centers worldwide.

At the Nazmiyal Collection, you can rest assured that you will find whatever types of rugs you love. Our selection is comprised of so many different types of carpet that it known for being one of the largest found anywhere. We offer everything from art deco style rugs, which will complement any number of room styles, to the highly sought after antique Persian rugs, which are one of the oldest and most iconic types of carpets.

Whatever your interior decorating style, the Nazmiyal Collection offers such a varied number of rug styles and sizes. Therefore, there is something that will suit any room in your home.

Our huge array of antique carpet types spans every size, shape, style and price range. Whether you need something to place on your floors, or a masterpiece to use as a wall hanging tapestry rug, we provide it. We have the quality you seek and variety you need to ensure that you find the exact rug style and carpet type that your heart desires.

Learning About Antique Rug Styles

What Antique Rug Styles or Designs are 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 Rugs vs. Modern Designs - 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.

Geometric Style Rugs vs. Curve-linear Patterns - Geometric rugs with bold patterns and strong contrasts have a masculine appeal while floral designs with softer color schemes and less contrast emanate a feminine charm.

Allover Design Rugs vs. Medallion Carpets - 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.

Colorful Rugs - 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.

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Below you can view our collection based on antique rug styles and types of carpets:


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