How to match an antique carpet with the rest of décor?

(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018 )

An antique rug is not just an old and useless thing that you do not need or use; an ancient rug, when properly used, can add charm and stunning look to your home. With some reading and research, you can learn ways to decorate your home with stylish new decorations ideas or buying the same and even using your old or ancient rugs. An Antique rug contains many features which you need to know so that you can know how it is important for a home. Do you know that the price of a handmade carpet increases as the time passes? It means the value and cost of antique carpets are higher than a new brand carpet. An antique area rug is woven using hand-knotted technique on a handloom. If you don’t have knowledge about handmade carpet then you may think that why it is more expensive? Know some facts about hand-knotted antique carpets here-

  • An antique rug is made in a natural material like pure New Zealand wool, cotton, and silk material. Which is very hard to find and that’s why these are expensive carpet.
  • An antique carpet is woven on a handloom which is the foundation of a wooden beam and operated by hand. ​

  • An antique carpet takes approx. 6-11 months to weave when two or three people work on a single loom.
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    An Antique carpet yarn is dyed using vegetable or natural dye for giving vibrant and beautiful eye-catching color combinations.
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    An old carpet contains memory of ancient people and reflects that how they lived.
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    It is 100% hand washable and highly durable rug and that’s why it is used for more than 70 years.
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    tI contains intricate design patterns which have been originated from different countries like Persia, Iran, Afghanistan etc. and woven using approx. 40 colors.

Measure Size 

It is important to match interior of a room by placing a rug. For a good carpet installation, pick a rug that is 2 to 3 feet smaller than your room’s dimension. Otherwise, it will fold from the corner or will crash. When placing a carpet under a dining table, it’s best to choose a rug big enough that one can move their chairs comfortably without the chair legs slipping to the edge of the rug. For the living area, select an antique rug that can well adjust two front legs of your chairs. Put front two legs of the chair on the carpet. For rectangular or oval tables, use rectangular or oval rugs.

Take a wool material rug for high traffic 

If you want to buy an antique rug for your hallway or for family room then take it in wool material. An antique rug is mostly woven in wool material. Wool is the best material for a high traffic area because it works as resistance for dust, soak water and help to hide stain and hair. A wool rug is also can be washed.

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