Last updated: 18th October 2021

Have you been searching for the perfect rug but can’t quite make up your mind up on the perfect one? 

From shaggy piles to colourful wool, there is an abundance of different styles to chose from, making the final decision a little bit more difficult. There is however one particular style that has remained a popular choice over the years… 

...(drum roll please)...the traditional rug

If you are looking for a rug to make your home décor complete then nothing beats the elegance of traditional rugs such as oriental, Persian and Moroccan styles. In this article, we are going to explore why these types of rugs have become firm favourites and stood up to the test of time.

Quality

red, cream and grey traditionally designed rug placed on hardwood flooring

When you purchase a traditional rug for your home there is an air of quality that goes with it.

With handmade rugs, there is great skill and craft involved in the making process which has been developed over many years. If you get a close up look you can really appreciate the intricate detailing that goes into creating a handmade, traditional-style rug. 

The great thing about the level of quality that goes into creating traditional-style rugs is that they are incredibly hardwearing, meaning that over many years and lots of use they can become even more beautiful than when they were first made. 

Design

One of the main features of traditional rugs is their stunning design styles that date back many centuries. Many of these are inspired by nature with floral and animals patterns being common. 

Designs are not limited to authentic Persian styles. Here at Land of Rugs, we have rugs in our collection that span a huge range of traditional styles including:

  • Classic
  • Aubusson
  • Bokhara
  • Tribal
  • Vintage
  • Ziegler
  • Kashqai
  • Kilim 
  • And many more...

With endless design options to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice when you decide to purchase a traditional rug. You can get them in a wide range of colours and patterns, so you will have no trouble finding the one which fits your room, style and preferences perfectly.

Statement

blue, grey and red traditional rug placed on a hardwood floor in the living room

Have you ever thought about putting a rug on a wall rather than the floor? 

It might sound a little strange, but traditional rugs are more than just mere rugs - they are works of art. By placing them on the wall you can add a real touch of elegance to your room. They add a unique charm and invite curiosity to anyone that comes into contact with them.

Even when used on the floor, traditional-style rugs are incredibly beautiful and can make a real statement when someone walks into a room. 

Beauty

Traditional rugs have been a firm favourite for many years. The rich colours involved bring out the beauty of the rug and surrounding décor. In addition, the complex patterns create a stunning, yet interesting visual impact that will wow any visitor.

The wonderful thing about traditional rugs is that unlike many other types of rugs that can look old and tatty after some time, they often develop their charm and beauty over time as they undergo some wear and tear. Many traditional rugs tell an interesting story of their past lives. 

Versatility 

Traditional rugs are incredibly versatile. 

It is rather obvious that they will look fantastic in any classically decorated room, but did you know that they can actually be used in practically any space? 

For example, a traditional Persian style rug can add a real statement to an otherwise minimalist space. Also, although not typically used in Scandi style spaces, the warm orange and red tones commonly found in many traditional rugs can really add cosiness to these types of designs - they can certainly be considered as ‘hygge’

Traditional rugs also offer a lot of versatility in terms of their function. As they are usually available in large sizes they make a perfect option for zoning out rooms. For example, you may use several traditional-style rugs in a room to define different areas in an open plan living space such as the kitchen, living room and dining room areas. Equally, you may pull in various parts of a room by using one large traditional rug in the middle of the room. 

Investment 

faded blue and grey rug in a traditional design

There are a few reasons why a quality traditional rug can make a good investment. Firstly, due to the quality build of the rug, with a little care and love, your rug is sure to last you a long time - decreasing the chances that you will need to pay out to replace it in the future. 

Secondly, the style of traditional rugs has remained popular for years. This means that even as time goes on, a quality traditional rug is sure to keep looking great however your style develops and as trends come and pass. 

Durability and timeless style are great reasons why traditional rugs are perfect personal investments - but they are also a good reason why they can be a good financial investment. 

For example, if you were to invest in a high-quality modern style rug, the likelihood is in 10 to 20 years time the patterns and colours may seem out of date. This can make it difficult to sell these types of rugs when you no longer need them. 

On the other hand, traditional-style rugs are more likely to stay in style into the future, making it much more likely that you will be able to sell them on. In fact, as some traditional rugs look better after some use, it may even be more desirable when you come to sell them in the future. 

Investing in traditional rugs to make a profit is possible, although takes considerable knowledge and commitment. However, if you pick a rug that remains durable and in style, you could easily make most of your money back when you come to sell - which is fantastic if you have had considerable use out of it. 

Traditional Rugs: Still in Fashion 

It is clear that traditional rugs are beautiful. But it is due to their durability, style and ability to make a statement that means these types of rugs remain in fashion and are likely to stay in fashion for many years to come.