The newest destination for an oriental rug is the kitchen! The kitchen is hands-down the most-used room in the home (not to mention your loved ones' favorite!). Oriental runners are lining the most stylish of kitchen runways these days, adding a pop of pattern, interest, and intrigue. Nothing like the warmth and vibrancy of an oriental rug to accent your kitchen and make it feel more like home.
Antique oriental rugs stand the test of time and are extremely durable. They make a great choice for a high traffic area like the kitchen. And don't worry about those spills - they're easily removed with a damp cloth.
Things to look for in an oriental rug:
- Antique rugs acquire a gorgeous patina with age - this is a characteristic of vegetable dye
- Hand-knotted rugs are considered to be the better choice, and an important determinant of quality - hand-knotted rugs are made completely by hand
- Oriental rugs made of wool are of the highest quality + durability
- Pigmentation: pastels are just as exquisite as brights; the level of color is up to you!
Make sure those kitchen floors of yours aren't being ignored! Inspiration, below!