Thanks to the innovation and creativity of area rug designers, manufacturers and importers, an ever-broadening spectrum of value-conscious consumers can grace their home with a genuine hand knotted, handcrafted or machine made rugs.
Following is a brief description of the basic styles:
The classic “Oriental” carpet, traditional style rugs are inspired by the ornate and intricate Persian and Indo-Persian patterns and rich colors that were the wellspring of India’s rug-weaving industry.
Transitional style rugs are adaptations of the classic Persian, Indo-Persian, and other traditional Oriental rug patterns. They can be characterized by more muted and subtle color palettes, more open designs, and intricate patterns most often inspired by nature. More recently, several transitional collections are in brighter colors and the patterns have a modern flair while still hearkening to the traditional roots.
Fanciful, fashionable, and eye-catching, contemporary style rugs are the perfect accents for a residential or commercial space whose design and furnishings are distinctly modern. Other examples of bold or modern rugs can be seen here.