August 6th, 2012|Interior Design|

The History of European Rug Designs

European rugs are different from traditional Oriental rugs in that they were not fashioned for everyday use or to sell in a local or foreign marketplace. Most of them were designed by famous designers and custom-made for wealthy customers. Their designs were similar to the painting and architecture that were popular during different historical periods. Fine [...]

July 6th, 2012|Interior Design|

Cotton Chenille and Natural Floor Coverings

Cotton chenille and natural floor coverings make up part of modern rug collections. These materials are a good choice when durability is a desirable trait. Materials like jute, sisal, and denim are wonderful choices when you are looking for a natural look for your room. Cotton chenille rugs are available in several colours and styles [...]

May 14th, 2012|Interior Design, Our Rugs|

Large Rugs for a Large Floor Space

Rather than leave the floors in a large-dimensioned room plain, consider using one of the large rugs available on the market today to add colour and texture to them. Decorating a large room does not have to be an intimidating prospect for homeowners. Having a large space to work with means there are several interesting [...]

February 20th, 2012|Interior Design|

Rug Weaving Techniques

A number of rug weaving techniques are used to make floor coverings. They can be hand-knotted, hand-tufted or hand-woven. Braided rugs are also available, and a felted wool rug known as namdah has an intricate design that is popular with homeowners. Hand-knotted rugs Hand-knotted rugs are made by people all over the world. This type [...]

February 13th, 2012|Interior Design|

Rug Making Techniques Explained

When you are looking for rugs for your home, consider a number of styles before you make your final decision. Manufacturers offer hand-knotted, handmade and machine-made rugs for your consideration. Before you make a choice about a specific style for your indoor space, make sure you consider these types so that you can find the [...]

February 8th, 2012|Interior Design|

Types of Rug Fibres

When you are considering floor coverings, one factor you will be considering is the type of rug fibres used in the manufacturing process. Synthetic fibres, such as nylon, are very popular with modern rug manufacturers, but other materials used for this purpose include jute, silk, and wool. Synthetic rugs Nylon is the synthetic material most [...]

February 7th, 2012|Interior Design|

Rugs – Practical and Artistic Objects

Rugs have been used since before 5000 BC, but the exact time they first appeared is unknown. One theory about the origin of rugs is that they were first made by nomadic tribes. These early versions were made with thick knots and provided protection from cold and damp conditions. Making rugs also meant that these [...]

February 3rd, 2012|Interior Design|

The History of Rug Making

Rugs are a common floor covering in most modern homes but do you know from where they originated? The history of rug making is a very interesting one, and it starts in ancient Egypt. Over the centuries, techniques for fashioning rugs has evolved and become more sophisticated. Images on a fresco, dating from approximately 3000 [...]

February 1st, 2012|Interior Design|

A History of European Rugs

Homeowners looking for floor coverings to spruce up their homes have other options, other than Oriental rugs. European rugs offer a variety of styles and are available in rich colours to enhance an indoor space. Whether you are interested in Spanish, French, English, or Irish rugs, you can be sure that your choice will be [...]

January 27th, 2012|Interior Design|

A Guide to Chinese Rugs

If you are considering adding the Chinese rug to your home, one thing that you will notice is that this style does not use symbols that unite to create a design. Instead, each element of the design stands alone. Another trait that is specific to Chinese rugs is that the designs used in them can [...]

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