Beautiful Home Products Inspired by Antique Carpets
It’s no secret that antique carpets are known for their exquisite beauty and artistry. For centuries they have been the most desirable decor items in the home, once reserved for palaces and royalty. People use their rugs to adorn every room of the house, from the living room, to the bedroom, to the kitchen. There are even plenty of creative ways to use rugs and tapestries besides just being placed on the floor. However, lately, the beauty of antique Oriental carpets has been inspiring many other artisans to create products for the home besides just a carpet. Let’s explore some of these beautiful products that borrow inspiration from stunning antique carpets.
Persian Carpet Cutting Board
Placing rugs in the kitchen is a design trend that has been blowing up on design blogs and social media sites like Pinterest in recent years. But if you’re not quite sold on placing your precious rugs in a place where there may be spills, or if you just want to take your kitchen decor to the next level, a Persian carpet inspired cutting board is just the thing for you. The “Rugboard” takes the classy, timeless beauty of a traditional Persian carpet and brings it to a functional kitchen staple. This beautiful piece pulls all the best elements from a classic carpet: a stunning central medallion and border, floral designs, and gorgeous, saturated colors. This piece can be used for plenty of purposes beyond cutting, as well. Using it as a cheese board or serving tray at a party is sure to strike up an interesting conversation with guests.
Coasters Inspired by Oriental Rugs
If you’re still using boring old coasters in your home, you’re missing out. There’s plenty of gorgeous options out there today, most notably “mug rugs” – woven table coasters designed after traditional Oriental rugs. You’ll find a few variations of these out there, but they usually come in a selection of different colors and patterns, all after designs you’d see in your antique and vintage rugs. They’re the perfect size to sit under your morning coffee mug, and a great talking piece when you hand them out to guests.
Persian Rug Inspired Pillows
If you want to bring the beauty of Persian art to your bed, couch, or sitting area, you’ll be in love with these tribal, rug-inspired throw pillows. There are plenty of throw pillows out there created by artists inspired by Persian design. These ones in particular use a tribal, geometric print designed by Ralph Lauren. You can recognize many of the motifs used in genuine tribal rugs in these pillows. These are a great way to bring color and interest to your space. Combine them with actual vintage and antique rugs in the same room for a layered, eclectic look.
Carpet Inspired Mouse Pads
Home goods designers have found another perfect place to use traditional antique rug designs: mouse pads. Add a bit of joy to your office space with a mouse pad that resembles a tiny-sized antique rug. There are many variations of these mouse pads on the market, but they usually look like someone has taken a gorgeous traditional rug and shrunk it down to mouse pad size. This one in particular includes gorgeous blue and white colors, floral designs, a beautiful central medallion, and fringe on the ends. These pieces are fun and creative and will surely bring a smile any time you’re in the office.