Large Area Rugs
Oversized Rugs or large area rugs emerged in the market as a result of enlarging living spaces. Living spaceswere smaller in the past. They became bigger and bigger parallel to the changing needs of a home. As the spaces got bigger, designers of home decor objects also had to conform to this change. Smaller carpets were used in regular homes of the past. Large carpets were made for palaces and royal families’ homes. Palace carpets were reflecting the palaces they were made for from Asia to Europe. Large carpets usually are embellished with medallions, floral and geometric designs. Some European carpets have embellishments depicting various scenes.
Turkish carpets and Persian carpets are the ones that first come to mind when talking about oversized carpets. Artisans that have lived in these regions have mastered their craft and perfected the applications of the art of handmade carpets. They have used wool, cotton and silk with ingenuity creating exquisite motifs in alluring colors. There were a lot of workshops all over Anatolia producing carpets for palaces, royal families’ homes and churches. As the continuation of the same tradition, oversized carpets are still produced in Turkey with the same meticulousness.
You can find oversized carpets in their original colors as well as golden wash and tea wash colors which give carpets softer, warmer and more vibrant colors. We have alternatives that suit any furniture in living spaces.
Where to use Large Area Rugs?
There are many applications of large area rugs in living spaces. Large area rugs are widely used in living rooms, meeting rooms, galleries, offices, hotels and large bedrooms. When we think about large area rugs, we also think about the space that it is going to be used in. Large area rugs were commissioned for palaces and various living spaces in the past. When the western world had a rising interest towards oriental rugs, rug workshops in the east started producing rugs for homes and several living spaces of western rug enthusiasts. As a result large area rugs have been embellishing many spaces for centuries now. Large area rugs have been widely used to decorate living spaces by designers. When we think about the furniture in a room we will realise that a connecting element is necessary. Large rooms are more difficult decorate because there are more options to consider and more possibilities. However the fact that a binding element that will bring the room together prevails. In many cases this binding element is the rug. You will realize that without a large area rug in a large room the overall design will lack unity. Sofas, tables, armchairs are usually positioned around a large area rug. The rug creates a space in the room where the design conceptually creates unity. Depending on the style of the space several designs of large area rugs could be used in a large room. While geometric designs or rugs with bold symbols in lighter colors are preferred in modern rooms, rugs with large medallions or floral designs in darker or more vibrant colors are preferred in classic rooms. While a number of smaller rugs could be used in larger rooms to create subtle differences in style within the same room one large area rug is the perfect design element to create a coherent, stylish room.