Interior Decorating With Antique Persian Heriz Rugs

Elevate Your Interior Decorating With Persian Heriz Rugs

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Decorating With Antique Persian Heriz Rugs – The patterns and classic design of Heriz rugs can add an air of timeless sophistication to any home decor. Complimenting every style, from traditional elegance to modern minimalism, Persian Heriz rugs have been known to be some of the most versatile and functional decorative rugs.

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Modern Interior Design and Decorating With Antique Persian Heriz Rugs (Interior Design by: Mark Haddawy)

Produced in the Heriz area near Mount Sabalan in northwest Iran, Heriz rugs are traditionally handwoven by village artisans. These highly skilled rug weavers recreated the time honored bold, geometric rug design patterns that have been used for centuries.

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The Beautiful Design patterns Of Antique Persian Heriz Rugs

Though Heriz rugs can elevate any room’s interior decor with the look of luxury, they’re surprisingly durable and hard wearing. Some argue that it is because the Northwest Persian Heriz area is near a sizable copper deposit and traces of copper in the drinking water of the sheep make Heriz wool exceptionally resilient.

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Heriz Rug Anchor Medallion (With Happy Jewel Tone Colors Detailed Image)

Heriz rugs are known for maintaining their good looks despite constant use, and many Persian Heriz rugs in use today are antiques that have been passed down from generation to generation.

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Antique Persian Heriz Rug Medallion Detail Image

Heriz rugs are unique in that their designs combine the spontaneous craftsmanship of tribal rug weavers with the precision and accuracy typical of urban Persian rug making, resulting in a vibrant and colorful yet quietly dignified style that is as much at home in the casual comfort of today’s homes as it was in the royal Persian courts.

Heriz rugs typically feature an intricate central medallion motif on a field of red or other rich color, surrounded by a wide, complex border in blue or another contrasting hue, with corner pieces and other embellishments in gold, white, light blue, and other complimentary tones.

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How To Use Persian Heriz Rugs In Your Interior Decor

Heriz rugs have the visual gravity to make them the ideal foundation for even the most formal rooms, but their appeal isn’t limited to traditionally decorated spaces. Their style, color, and durability make them amazingly versatile additions that work perfectly with modern decor.

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Modern Interior Design With Antique Persian Heriz Rug (Interior Design by: Mark Haddawy)

Here are some ideas on how to incorporate these beautiful rugs in your own home.

Kitchen Decorated With An Antique Persian Heriz Rug by Nazmiyal
Kitchen Decorated With An Antique Persian Heriz Rug

Decorating With Antique Persian Heriz Rugs In Reading And Conversation Areas

The hand knotting technique used in making Heriz rugs creates a lush, dense pile that feels delightful underfoot and also absorbs sounds. This makes decorating with antique Persian Heriz rugs ideal for libraries, music rooms, reading rooms, conversation areas, or any space where quiet is appreciated.

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Dining Room Interior Design With Antique Persian Heriz Rug (Interior Design by Lori Morris)

The classic rug style and rich jewel tone colors work well in a masculine decorating scheme. They add vibrancy to a gentleman’s den without being “too soft” or “too feminine” and creating a peaceful retreat for relaxing with a good book.

Library Decorated With An Antique Persian Heriz Rug by Nazmiyal
Library Decorated With An Antique Persian Heriz Rug

But while suitable for masculine spaces, these rugs work equally well for almost any interior decorating approach. A Persian Heriz rug can be the perfect addition to a sitting room where you and your guests enjoy a drink before dinner or coffee after dessert. Never distracting or over-the-top, Heriz rugs will provide an air of quiet luxury that sets everyone at ease.

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Dining Room Interior Decor With Antique Persian Heriz Rug (Interior design by Jed Johnson)

Persian Heriz Rugs Add A Touch Of Elegance For Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, or Bedrooms

The rich yet quiet tones of Heriz rugs go so well with wood, stone, marble, brass, and other metals. This makes them an excellent choice for adding a touch of tradition to living rooms and dining rooms. The understated elegance of the design, the luxuriously dense pile, and the deep, calm and happy colors set off the other furnishings in the room to maximum advantage without competing for attention.

Living Room Interior Decor With Antique Persian Heriz Rug by nazmiyal
Living Room Interior Decor With Antique Persian Heriz Rug

A Heriz rug creates an atmosphere of timeless tastefulness in a traditional dining room, while it can add a feeling of indulgent luxury to a bedroom just as easily. And whether your living room is furnished with genuine antiques or the ultimate in ultra modern minimalism,  starting the decorating process with antique Persian Heriz rugs as the foundation of your decor will help coordinate everything else in the room for a relaxing, unified and well-put-together look.

Family Room Interior Design With Antique Persian Heriz Rug by Nazmiyal
Family Room Interior Design With Antique Persian Heriz Rug

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