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Guide: Identifying different types of oriental designer rugs

Elegant, timeless and stunningly beautiful, Oriental-inspired designer rugs are the pinnacle of luxury rug design. As interior design trends lean once more towards more decorative finishes, the delicate floral elements of a transitional rug create a luxurious backdrop to a space.

How to Choose an Oriental-inspired Designer Rug

In recent years, the rug market has become a very complex place, with now more rug styles available than ever. To some, rugs have become just another home accessory, and many general furnishing stores are now stocking rug ranges. However for the best oriental-inspired designer rugs, visit a well respected rug specialist.
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A fine hand-knotted luxury rug is the best choice for this type of design, as it is created using traditional methods, making the rug a more authentic interpretation of its traditional rug counterpart. Look out for fine weaves as they will result in a smoother, more detailed design. The most luxurious options will also feature highlights of Chinese Silk, which gives a grand, opulent finish.

Transitional rugs often fuse multiple rug styles, so expect your oriental-inspired designer rug to be more playful than a traditional carpet. Designers often lift traditional motifs and apply contemporary colour schemes that are more complimentary to modern interior tastes than typical red tones.
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Another common approach is to erase parts of the design to create an artificial distressed appearance, or layer the design with abstract paint effects. Both of these methods create an intriguing complexity and a less formal aesthetic.

Origins of Traditional Rugs

Choosing an Oriental-inspired designer rug starts by knowing its history and famous types of rugs can accentuate a luxurious internal space.
From the middle ages up to the Renaissance, these rugs were in demand because of their exotic nature. The famous Italian explorer, Marco Polo, wrote of the beauty of Anatolian rugs in his journal and these rugs are depicted in a large number of Renaissance Era paintings. Oriental rugs give off an air of luxury and they can provide a more homely and comforting ambience.

3 Prominent and Stunning Oriental-Inspired Designer Rugs

Out of all the luxury rugs produced in the world, there are three prominent types renowned for their quality and beauty. These rugs are the Anatolian Rugs, Egyptian Mamluk Rugs and Persian rugs.

Anatolian Rugs

A Turkish Carpet with Floral Themes and Bright Red Colour
TURKISH CARPET- For luxury rugs with dominant primary colours, it would be best to use with dark coloured flooring and walls with a dominant primary colour.
Turkish tribesmen had originally handwoven the Anatolian or Turkish Rugs. The materials typically used are wool and cotton. The designs make use of the primary colours red, yellow and blue.
A Turkish inspired luxury rug lends itself well to dark coloured flooring and white or powder blue wall paint. The rug’s emphasis on primary colours match well and stand out from a plain background.

Egyptian Mamluk Rug

An Example of a Hand-Knotted Egyptian Mamluk Luxury Carpet
EGYPTIAN MAMLUK RUG- Medallion shaped patterns are prominent in this Egyptian Mamluk Rug. The unique “S” pattern weaving make it easier to form the motif.
Egyptian Mamluk Rug bears distinct coverings and first appeared around the year 1250. Unlike other Oriental rugs, these carpets are woven in an “S” pattern. This method allows for weaving the medallion-shaped designs easier. The dye colours used here are typically bright red, pale blue and light green. Occasionally, the colours yellow and blue are also used.
Luxury rug patterns is an important aspect to consider when decorating a room; especially due to the prominent medallion patterns. Having decorated walls with geometric patterns can complete the look.

Persian Rug

A Bright Red Persian Carpet Bearing an Intricate Patterns
PERSIAN CARPET INTRICATE PATTERNS- This Persian rug contains a complex floral motif and has multicoloured threads. Exotic designs such as this were much sought upon.
Amongst the most valued rugs in the world are the Persian rugs. Made in present-day Iran, each authentic piece is hand woven, bears its own intricate design and colour scheme.
When deciding on a Persian theme, pick a rug with emphasis on floral motif. And then, centre the decoration and design of the room to compliment with the rug.
Accent a Grand Living Space Using Oriental Designer Rugs
Oriental rugs have certainly captivated many people throughout history. Here at Bazaar Velvet, we work towards providing quality Oriental-inspired designer rugs to decorate interior living spaces. We have a collection of authentic and high-quality rugs fitting for the discerning client.

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