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Using Antique Rugs While Decorating Your Home

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

When you add in an area rug to a room you will find that the money you spend to purchase this rug will be well worth the price. It will depend on what type of rug you’re looking to add, if it’s an antique rug it may cost you a bit more than you want to spend. But really you can save money if you want, and maybe you don’t really want that antique rug but a modern rug.

Traditional home decor places great emphasis on balance and familiarity. In this style, nothing is out of place, as everything goes together with something to create a sense of perfect symmetry. Furniture, for example, usually goes in pairs, and the style is consistent -nothing out of place. The pieces, from the dining table design to the rug patterns on that hardwood floor, are classic by nature and may give the more modern visitor an impression of outdatedness.

Adding in a nice Oriental rug to a traditional setting will come across as a regal and elegant look. Most of these will run you a bit of money but it’s better to get a nice Oriental rug that will last than pay only a fraction of the cost for something that may wear out way too quickly, and need to be replaced.

Modern design on the other hand will be pretty simple in taste, and almost always come across as more cold and sterile. But you don’t need to leave it cold and sterile; adding in a nice area rug to push a bit of color into the minimal design is a great choice. Modern design is all about a little bit of furniture and very few accessories placed.

If you want to make the modern room look a bit bigger add in a nice Persian rug. These are fabulous pieces of work, and will add a nice bit of elegance into a room that will now be warmer with the addition of this rug. Make sure that the color though will go with your room.

So you may add a more antique rug to either kind of design, and it will look good. Just make sure that what you have chosen will go with the color scheme, and remember that sometimes the money spend is well worth it.

Zoey Callehan is a home decorating writer for – a unique online rug store specializing in Persian area rugs and transitional rugs.

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