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.