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MODERN RUGS ARE THE PAINTINGS OF THE HOUSE TO BE LOOKED AT WITH THE NOSE DOWN

They are the (perhaps) most silent piece of furniture in the house: under our feet, the carpets are there, lying on the ground, protecting the floor and welcoming the succession of our steps. Undisturbed, with the same expressiveness of artistic composition, modern rugs decorate and embellish the rooms we live in, from the entrance to the house to the bedroom. But that’s not all: these particular tactile and tactile surfaces color the environments, defining spaces and boundaries. That’s why choosing the right rug is no simple child’s play.

First of all, it is necessary to know that behind the uniformity that distinguishes the finished product, there are meticulous and articulated processes that arise from a series of different packaging techniques. Among the most common proposals are considered hand-      Handmade rugs which, generally constructed with the same technique used for Persian rugs, are in wool and silk, with a cotton base. On the contrary, carpets woven with a mechanical loom exploit the machinery industry because they weave mainly synthetic fibers, shortening production times and containing costs. Between the two processes, there are hand-tufted rugs which, produced with a semi-manual technique, however they retain all the characteristics of an artisan product. In fact, a cotton net is used on which tufts of the fleece are fired, mostly in wool, but also of other materials, such as silk and linen.
How to choose the carpet: the shape

Subsequently, considering the correct dimensions, it is necessary to understand which is the most suitable shape for your environment: Rectangular rugs are the most common and (perhaps) the easiest to place. The straight and regular lines that define their contours make them a perfect solution for large and airy spaces, such as the living room. But be careful: if you choose a carpet for the living room, make sure that the dimensions are equal to or greater than the length of the sofa. The edges must coincide or, better still, create a little difference in height between the cushions of the upholstery or any attached chaise longue and the textile edging. If, on the other hand, you want to put it under the dining table, the width of the rug must allow it to go around the top while remaining with your feet on the surface. Do not be intimidated by the food that could fall to the ground, by the crumbs scattered here and there or by the possibility that liquids could accidentally spill from the table: there are numerous do-it-yourself guides to follow that answer the fateful question “how to clean carpets” . For those who love the elegance of Round rugs, the same principle applies: the surface lying on the ground must frame the furniture it welcomes, to avoid, in addition to the rocking of the chairs or armchairs, that stringent and suffocating optical effect that occurs when not the right proportions are respected. This is why the square rug is a choice that can be risky if not designed ad hoc for a corner of the house: an idea could be to spread it under a small round coffee table or a padded pouf, to create a particular game of geometries. opposite. Irregular carpets are increasingly in vogue: angular shapes and beehive-like compositions spread over the floors of the house, recreating particular colored arrangements. In addition to being on the ground, this particular type of furniture also lends itself to posting: just like artist’s canvases displayed on the walls, the rugs hanging on the wall are the modern version of tapestries. Used to replace the headboard or instead of a main painting in the living room, wall rugs not only decorate: they warm the environment and muffle noise thanks to their sound-absorbing properties.
Irregular carpet
More architectural and artists are the choice of an irregular carpet: the edges, albeit geometric, draw particular composite arrangements that seem to be built ad hoc to fill the right and necessary space. Parquet Tetragon is the project designed by Front for the Kilim collection by Gan: like a beehive, the polygons made of the wool climb to the ground in a particular arrangement that alternates full and empty. These kilim rugs (Turkish word also present in the kelim variant or Kilim which in Persian means rough blanket), are an original idea if you do not want to cover the whole floor and, perhaps, enhance its texture and the material it is made of.
How to choose the carpet: the color
Once you have chosen the shape and size, you have to look at the chromatic mix: neutral colors for a refined and material touch, saturated shades for a burst of liveliness. If colored rugs are a touch of freshness on demand, the more classic shades in shades of beige and white are a timeless passe-partout. Modern Rugs are able to establish a coherent and balanced dialogue with the environment that hosts them if the color palette that distinguishes them takes into account the furniture around. And above all of the light. In a bright space, you can opt for a multicolor or more bizarre solution; if, on the other hand, the room is rather small and narrow, such as a corridor, a neutral carpet is better, between off-white (not optical, too sterile and not very domestic) and gray. Pay attention to black: a dark carpet can have a graphic or chic connotation if in stark contrast to everything else. And to answer the question of color block or fantasy, take a look around: if the living room or bedroom is rather unadorned, with essential and rigorous furniture, dare with geometric patterns, floral prints, and overlapping games. Better a plain-colored carpet if the furniture or the architectural composition of the interiors are already the masters.
Colorful carpet


Contrasting tones and vibrant nuances fill the Visioni – A Elettrico carpet that Patricia Urquiola designed for CC Tapis. The rugs made by the Spanish designer have been made entirely by hand with colors and materials that testify to the desire to give value to ancient production techniques by adding a contemporary breath. Himalayan wool is intertwined to give volume and body to an abstract and hyper-decorative pattern.
Neutral carpet
Soft and whispered colors instead define the solution by Amini Carpets. RD Grid Kilim is the name of the designer carpet designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for the Tribal collection of the company which, through graphic signs and simple geometries, speaks for symbols and abstract compositions referring to an ancient and rocky language. The monochromatic hexagon is enriched by a crossing of lines obtained from the intertwining of a blend of fine Indian wools. Suitable for living environments, thanks to the shape that characterizes it, it defines the space around.
Patterned carpet
Manual weaving also for the patterned carpet by Moroso: the collection of pure wool carpets, Sardinian Rugs, designed by Patricia Urquiola in 2006 is handcrafted in Sardinia on ancient wooden looms with the local technique of “Pibiones”: an artifact, obtained thanks to the use of the horizontal loom, characterized by a particular relief embroidery which, made of many knots (the term pibiones indicates the grapes), is made on a smooth weave usually in white linen or cotton. While the pibiones can also be in colored wool.

5 Tips To Choose a Handmade Rug For Your Lounge

One of the most important factors in making a decision when buying the right carpet is the choice of material. It can be synthetic or natural fibers. Well-known natural fibers are sisal, jute, and coconut. These fibers are mainly cultivated in the Third World and processed into a basic carpet material with high use of resources – sometimes also into harmful additives. Carpets made of these materials have a long life due to their sturdiness but are rarely environmentally sustainable.

Choose the Right Material:

Wool is probably the most well-known natural fiber used in making rugs. Cotton and wool are particularly suitable for floor coverings due to their soft feel. In addition, wool is a soft and pleasant base material, which is also impervious to dirt and water. Thanks to the wool grease, it is easy to clean. Unlike synthetic fibers, wool is a renewable material and can therefore be considered sustainable.

Synthetic fibers also have good characteristics, but are a problem for many people with allergies and therefore should be purchased with caution. Synthetic fibers are much cheaper to produce, but also have some undesirable properties in direct comparison. They conduct heat much less efficiently, can develop unpleasant odors over time, and are often chemically contaminated. Their lifespan is also shorter than that of a hand-knotted woolen rug with good care.

For these reasons, at Nain Trading, we stock almost exclusively sheep wool rugs, and more rarely also cotton. Thanks to the different types of weaving and knotting, there are oriental rugs for every need and every use. Heavy-duty, short-battery ovens are ideal for hallways, kitchens, and study rooms, while high-battery rugs (e.g. Gabbeh rugs) create a comfortable and friendly room atmosphere. For carpet enthusiasts who love luxury, silk rugs are a great choice. These rugs are knotted either from blends of silk and wool or, in rare cases, from pure silk. Their elegant appearance meets the highest demands. Well-known silk rugs come from Persia Bukhara Carpets.

The Robustness of The Mat: The Height of The Stack is Decisive

There are three different pile heights in the carpet industry. The pile height of a carpet is the height of the fibers of the carpet which are vertically straight and knotted or woven over the base fabric. There are short, high, and long pile rugs. The former has a stack height of fewer than 15 millimeters, the latter more than 50 millimeters. On the other hand, carpets with high posts lie in the middle of the two dimensions. Basically, taller piles have a shorter lifespan than shorter piles. Oriental rugs woven with the shortest pile are kilims. These nomadic rugs are sturdy with a pile length of 3mm and are suitable for many everyday situations. Other oriental rugs are in most cases knotted and therefore a little higher, but a knot is also much more robust than a fabric. However, high-quality Persian rugs are often short pile rugs that are very densely tied and therefore very sturdy.

But the height of the pile is not the only determining factor for the lifespan. The density of the knot is also important. The more densely knotted or woven a carpet, the more dirt seeps between the fibers and has a negative effect on them. Very high quality Pakistani Rugs also have very high tying densities (partly up to over 1,000,000 knots per square meter) and are therefore very durable and at least stable in value.

Below are approximate guideline values ​​for the main types of oriental rugs. Of course, there are always rugs that deviate from this average.

Type                                                 Height Tie                                               Density

Vintage carpet                               5 mm                                                       Medium

Persian carpet                                 6 mm                                                       Very high

Ziegler                                               6 mm                                                       High

Pakistan / Afghan carpet               8 mm                                                       Medium

Nomadic mat                                   8 – 10mm                                                High

Indian carpet                                   12 mm                                                     Medium – High

Gabbeh Persian                               18 mm                                                    High

Berber / Moroccan                         20 mm                                                    Medium

Pay Attention to The Chain at the Back of the Mat!

The back or chain of a tapis is of great importance when it comes to sustainability. To secure the fibers, a tie layer is applied to the back of a carpet. It can be, for example, synthetic material or natural rubber. Synthetic rubber is generally used for inexpensive rugs. Although this stryrol butadiene rubber has good properties such as resistance to embers, its degradation products (eg nitrosamines) are partially carcinogenic. Instead of synthetic rubber, it is, therefore, necessary to prefer non-woven fabrics, latex, or natural rubber.

Hand-knotted Oriental Rugs have a cotton or wool backing, called warp. This is not only permeable to air and heat, but also completely harmless to health. These rugs are also odorless. Inexpensive rugs made of synthetic materials often emit a chemical smell for a long time.

Choice of Color and Pattern: Where should the Rug be?

Thanks to the wide variety of colors and patterns, the carpets can be selected according to the lighting conditions and the furnishing style. A rug alone can go a long way in contributing to a room’s comfort and atmosphere. Dark rugs “darken” rooms because their color absorbs a lot of the light. The rooms therefore seem smaller. In contrast, the bright colors of the rugs optically enlarge the rooms and provide warmth.

 

If the furnishings are characterized by many styles, a monochrome rug is needed to give the room a quieter appearance. If the room seems sterile so far, a colorful and crazy design rug can create tension that makes an elegant statement. You also have to pay attention to the walls. If these are covered with patterned wallpaper, a rug with a simple design is more interesting than a rug with large patterns. Too many patterns in the room cause a lot of fuss and should be avoided. In all cases, it is advisable to match the colors of a room with each other. When the colors of the furniture or walls are reflected in the carpet, the furnishings look like a harmonious overall concept.

A Brief Overview Below Will Help You Shortlist the Right Rugs For Your Home:

Gabbeh Rugs are monochrome in their original form and have a high pile. They give warmth and tranquility to a room.

Traditional Persian rugs are available in an almost endless variety of designs. Often, ornaments are more suitable for light and calm rooms, since the basic colors are red, blue, and beige. Simple furnishings give them a pleasant and warm atmosphere.

Village and nomadic rugs have become very popular in recent years. Geometric patterns fit into modern styles of urban furnishing. In addition, they harmonize perfectly with the Scandinavian design, which has been prevalent in the interior for some time now.

Pakistani and Afghan rugs have similar patterns to nomadic rugs, but mostly in very dark tones. In purist and bright rooms, these oriental rugs can create warmth and tranquility and thus enhance privacy.

Indian rugs are very similar to those of Persian origin, but of a coarser design and therefore more affordable, but also less robust.

Ziegler rugs often have an Abrash. This washed-out look gives a certain vintage or antique character but should be combined discreetly. Cream tones should be found in the bedroom.

Antique rugs are short pile rugs for high traffic areas. They are ideal for use in hallways, offices, or hallways.

Kilims are colorful rugs that are woven. They liven up simple rooms but are also a bit lighter.