Oriental rugs conjure images of grand entryways, sprawling dining-room scenes, and stately antiques. But these seemingly old-world styles don’t always demand such strict sophistication. Here, from a modern loft to an earthy country home, are two new ways to use one timeless piece.

How to Use One Rug in Two Ways

Contemporary
Oriental rugs aren’t exclusive to a buttoned-up aesthetic. Roll out one (or a few) to create contrast with a mid-century modern sofa or crisp white walls.

Traditional
Hardwood floors will forever welcome a classic rug. Prefer a rustic look? Incorporate distressed furniture. Or opt for more polished pieces for a metropolitan style.

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March 11, 2014

Apparently, bringing a rug to life requires more than a simple sketch pad. And Safavieh is proof.

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Before a rug collection begins development, designers spend two to three years cataloging trends in color, fabric, couture clothing, and lifestyle. Next, a region for production is chosen.
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October 30, 2013