Your elegant gothic mansion or cosy countryside farm house calls for a certain style of rug; a classic design that will fit in with the traditional style and atmosphere of your home. Classic rugs come in a variety of patterns and styles, from oriental or Kazak rugs to traditional English manor style runners andwoollen rugs. Whichever rug you choose for your home, make sure that it is in keeping with the rest of your surroundings. Purchasing an extra-large rug for a small farmhouse sitting room will only make the room look smaller.
Persian rugs are some of the most beautiful rugs in the world. Usually woven entirely by hand, hand-knotted Persian rugs can take months to weave, resulting in a luxurious, one of a kind rug for your home. Vegetable dyes are used to create the stunning, vibrant colours of these rugs, which are then washed away in spring water and the rugs left to dry in the sun. Persian rugs are some of the most valuable in the world and can be handed down as heirlooms amongst families, giving many years of service and retaining their good looks. It’s possible to purchase old or antique rugs for your home, but why not invest in a high quality, new Persian rug for your traditional sitting room? Whilst these may set you back hundreds of pounds, you are paying for the painstaking work and dedication involved in crafting a rug which will become a piece of your family’s history.
Hand knotted rugs from Pakistan, known as Bokhara rugs, are another great traditional option for your home. Cheaper than their Persian cousins but no less stunning, Bokhara rugs are made from 100% wool which is dyed by hand. They come in a variety of classic designs, usually featuring a traditional repeating pattern.
Whilst Oriental rugs are extremely beautiful and valuable, they are not to everyone’s tastes, and it is possible to find a variety of classic rug designs in floral patterns online. Woollen rugs are one of the best options for warmth and look great in period homes, although most will require cleaning by a professional rug cleaner rather than a quick spin in the washing machine.
Classic rug designs tend to have more muted colours than bright, contemporary rugs, but this is in keeping with most traditional homes. With so many beautiful rugs being made in Asia and India, it is easy to find a classic design that will add beauty and style to any traditional house.