How to Decorate Your Home With Antique Caucasian Rugs
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Many of the best interior designers have been fascinated by the primitive, geometric designs and gorgeous, vibrant colors, of antique Caucasian rugs. The antique rugs that were crafted by the people of the Caucasus Mountains have a tribal character that has recently found its way into many contemporary home decorating styles. These captivating area rugs are skillfully created using ancient techniques and materials that were available locally. The symbols on the rugs have a special meaning to the people who made them and represent a cultural heritage of sorts.
Here are a few ideas for using the magnificent antique area rugs from the Caucasus in your home or office:
Caucasian Rugs in Contemporary Homes
Caucasian rugs use simple, geometric rug designs and shapes that are the perfect touch for modern furniture styles. In a room with minimalist furniture and a neutral color scheme, a Caucasian rug blends in seamlessly. The rug colors range from earthy to bold and charismatic. They can be used to create a focal point in the space that serves as a foundation for the rest of the design.
The idea of using antique tribal rugs to warm up and add contrast to streamlined, modern spaces is nothing new. The idea began in the mid-20th century when designers used a wide range of oriental rugs to add pattern, color and to take advantage of the space beneath popular furniture styles of the time.
Furniture that was raised off the floor with minimalist, cylindrical legs provided a new canvas for designers, and they took full advantage of it with the rugs that they chose. Now, these mid century modern furniture styles have once again become popular and are finding their way into trends, such as Danish modern, minimalist, urban modern and ultramodern styles. A Caucasian rug is the perfect piece to soften the lines and add interest to the design.
Traditional and Transitional Interiors
Caucasian rugs first began to find their way into homes across Europe and the USA at the end of the 19th century when a new railway opened new trade and distribution routes for them. They became a staple of Victorian homes, and they remained an important element in traditional décor over the decades.
They continue to blend in with styles that are based on traditional home decorating ideas such as rustic, French country style and farmhouse interiors. Caucasian rugs add an air of authenticity to a room of antiques and highlight the historical feel of the room. They are also excellent transitional rugs that bridge and connect between modern pieces and accessories from different design eras throughout history. These beautiful rugs are the perfect way to bridge different decor styles and give eclectic pieces a unified feel. The gorgeous colors and fascinating rug patterns always draw attention in the room, which allows the other pieces in the room to play an equally important, but supporting role.
Rich and Global Feel
The colors of Caucasian rugs have a rich texture that speaks of presence and sophisticated taste. They are as perfectly at home with curvy, overstuffed, traditional pieces that feature fine wood carving as they rare in modern, minimalist spaces. The traditional setting for Caucasian rugs is in creating the foundation for areas for conversation. Needless to say, they will look spectacular in private libraries with Georgian leather wingback chairs and soft lighting.
Color schemes that reflect the spices that were traded along the Silk Road are popular this year with favorites that include warm browns, curry, red pepper, and cayenne. The colors of Caucasian rugs are made with natural carpet dyes that allow them to blend together in a way that mimics the colors of the earth. This gives them a traditional feel that is global and has the feeling of a seasoned world traveler.
Nature-inspired Boho, Eco-chic, and Wabi-Sabi
Rooms that feature nature-inspired colors, materials, and themes continue to grow in popularity and work their way into increasingly diverse styles. Their tribal qualities and texture make them perfect for a Boho chic room where the colors will inspire accents such as basketry, natural wood lamps and throw pillows that mimic the colors of the area rugs. They set the tone when used as a piece in front of a sofa or as the center of an area for entertainment.
The concept of Eco-chic is one of the newest style trends that favors pieces that reflect the natural world. The primitive, tribal designs and earthy, harmonious colors remind us of people living close to nature. Wabi-sabi is another concept that has recently entered our interior design vocabulary. This is a Japanese concept that seeks to create the peace and serenity of being outdoors within the interior space.
Wabi-Sabi style relies on pieces that have an organic hand-made feel that embraces the imperfections. It has a similar feeling as the concept of hygge that has been popular for quite some time, but Wabi-sabi is a little more minimalist and takes the natural feel to a greater extreme than Nordic and Scandi styles do. The main idea is to create a feeling of peace and well-being within the space that uses nature as its inspiration.
Inspiration for Creating Your Personal Style
As you can see, there is a place for Caucasian rugs in almost any interior decor style. Whether your personal style involves traditional pieces with ornately carved wood trims or a contemporary, modern look, a Caucasian rug will help you create a space that is unique and inspiring. Now, you can find these rugs in every room of people’s home – from the living room to the kitchen, bedroom and even the bathroom. They add colorful designs and a unique personality to any room. They are versatile enough to suit anything from formal to more casual décor.
Today’s styles are about self-expression and choosing pieces that speak to you and inspire you. We invite you to look around our collection of beautiful Caucasian rugs and enjoy the diversity in colors and patterns. If you see something that is the perfect piece for giving your room that special finishing touch, feel free to contact us, and we can answer any questions for you.