Decorative Antique Turkish Oushak Square Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 1900 – The decorative antique Turkish Oushak rugs are known for their gorgeous use of softer colors and beautiful larger scale tribal designs. Geometric and tribal shapes are a design trend that is expected to continue throughout the coming years. Softer but warmer colors are being introduced into palettes that are dominated by neutral tones as a way to brighten the space and add a focal point.
The antique rugs from Oushak have a tradition that goes back several centuries. Although they are antique Turkish rugs and have the larger, bolder motifs that you typically see in other types of Turkish designs, they were also heavily influenced by Persian designs. This means that you will often also see the beautiful florals and delicate motifs of Persian rugs throughout these area rugs. What emerged was a blend of these two fine rug making traditions into something that would become one of the most cherished rugs throughout history, and one that is still cherished today.
This year, brilliant corals dominate color trends. The light greys in this rug allow it to be used in a room of neutrals to add an open and airy feel to the space. This Oushak rug would also make the perfect foundation for a boho chic room for both its tribal appeal and brilliant colors that could hold out in a more saturated and intense color palette.
Minimalist and streamlined designs continue to dominate ultra-modern style trends. However, Turkish rugs are beginning to find their way into this decor to lighten the tone and add an eclectic or global feel. This year’s design trends are all about expressing your own personal style, and the rules about mixing and matching elements from other style trends no longer apply. A rug such as this one can easily support a more traditional design style, or it could add an element of surprise to a modern one. This rug would make the perfect addition to any style in your home or office with its classic, tribal character.