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What are Oriental Rugs?

Our living rooms are where we host guests, where the family comes to spend time together, and it is easily the center of your home. So, it makes sense to start decorating it from the ground up and building the interior architecture from rugs. If you want to have a decor palette which is equal parts sophisticated and regal, eye-catching yet anchoring the room, then Oriental rugs are one the best choices you can go for. 

You will find beautifully handcrafted Oriental rugs online at Jaipur Rugs, made by rural Indian artisans who are vanguards and masters of the ancient craft of rug weaving. With every weft and warp, these artisans weave individual stories into rugs which are more than just floor covering- these are pieces of art you can walk on.

Oriental rugs are characterised by ornate designs and patterns that were developed back in the day in Oriental countries other than Iran. They are often confused with persian rugs but it is worth noting that all Persian rugs are Oriental rugs but not all Oriental rugs are  Persian rugs. The colour palette is a combination often red, maroon, golden, brown, etc. which instantly adds warmth to the room. Depending on the size of your living room, you can also opt for a small Oriental rug to avoid overwhelming the space with a big one that makes the room look much smaller than it actually is. 

How to style your home with an Oriental rug?

Oriental rugs are most commonly placed in the living quarters of the house as they bring the room and its decor elements together with its alluring colour palette and patterns. In such a case, there are some things you should keep in mind before making an investment in Oriental rugs online. Since they are big on design and command a lot of attention, there are a few tips and tricks you should bear in mind while decorating your space with these beautiful handmade rugs from Jaipur Rugs. 

  1. Determining the size of the rug: Way before you start wishlisting your favorite Oriental rugs online, make sure you have the right measurements of the room. An easy way to do this is to measure your room’s width and length, and then subtract 2 to 3 feet from each dimension. When you place a rug that is between 2 and 3 feet smaller than the area of your room, it will automatically make the space feel more open, big and balanced. If you have a relatively small living room, you can always opt  for a small Oriental rug to have its opulence but also not let it overwhelm the space. 
  2. Choosing the most flattering design: When it comes to picking the right colour and pattern from the wide number of options available at Jaipur Rugs, balance is key. If you are decorating a room which already has a busy aesthetic with lots of  interesting elements, choose neutral colors rather than something colorful and ornately patterned. On the other hand, if you are sure you want a traditional and old school Oriental rug, you can build your decor up from there by manipulating the other elements of the room to balance out the aesthetic of the rug. If not, your floor covering, walls, and decor are bound to clash. If you are looking for something very specific, we suggest you opt for our custom rug option wherein you get to design your  own rug from scratch which will then be woven exclusively for you by one of artisans in India. 
  3. Pick the right material: One of the most important aspects you would want to consider is the material of the rug. Depending on your geographic location, where you are going to place in the room, and the foot traffic it receives, your decision will determine the health and longevity of your precious rug. It is important when shopping for decorative rugs that you consider the quality of materials from which it is constructed. Rather than buying a hand-tufted traditional rug with synthetic fibers, opting for wool or silk rugs is ideal as they age better. Synthetic fibers age quickly and poorly, making them far from an ideal investment.

Last but not the least, consider adding a rug pad to the cart when you buy Oriental rugs online at Jaipur Rugs to ensure the longevity of your rug and also better floor protection. No matter what your style, you can trust Jaipur Rugs to have something in store for you. We also take extra care to deliver the rug of your choice to your home, and we offer free home delivery to you, no matter where you are in Australia. So the next time you buy rugs online, why opt for anything other than Jaipur Rugs?

Why choose Jaipur Rugs to buy Oriental Rugs AU?

Our handwoven and handcrafted rugs are made in India by skilled artisans spread across multiple villages which were once under the clutches of poverty and misery. These villages now celebrate and uphold the age-old craft of rug weaving by hand, and these artisans act as the vanguards of this ancient practice. Whenever you purchase a rug from us, you become a part of this endeavour to uphold India’s rug weaving craft tradition by supporting its skilled artisans. Besides, we strive to make your online shopping experience at Jaipur Rugs seamless whenever you buy Indian rugs online. We offer discounts, free home delivery anywhere in AU and also expert rug advice at the touch of a button. So, why look any further?

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