Decorative Rugs – Rugs That Make Beautiful Homes


The original place of the Rug is in the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Tibet even though the exact story of its development is not known clearly. Rugs were made to be used as spreads for covering almost everything – from floors to beds and even pillows. The pattern and design of rugs were mainly Tibetan in theme. Tibetan influence was also found in the traditional weaving pattern of the Rugs. The influence of Buddhism on Tibetan culture is also seen in these Rugs.

Rugs and Home Décor

In modern times Rugs have more than just a utility factor. They are used more often as items of home décor.

  • There are different types of rugs that are available in various sizes to suit the need of a particular place.
  • The designs and patterns of Rugs are also varied to suit individual tastes.
  • Rugs have been made traditionally as per the art and culture prevalent in ancient Tibet.
  • There are several versions of Rugs that have been innovated after that for different purposes and areas of use.

Decorative Rugs

If observed closely there are several purposes for which Rugs are used even in floor coverings. In some cases rugs are placed only as decorative pieces and in an effort to enhance the beauty and elegance of the surroundings. Decorative Rugs are available in various attributes to choose from.

  • Designs – The designs of decorative rugs can vary from traditional patterns to modern and contemporary styles. The traditional patterns are taken from Tibetan themes as well as themes from places of Persian influence. There are tribal themes that are available among the designs. These are characterized by their geometric patterns and colorful designs.
  • Fabric and Fiber – There are expensive and high quality decorative rugs available that are made out of pure wool available in the regions of the Himalayan foothills and various other places of the world. However in modern times there are decorative rugs that are also made of synthetic fibers and blended fibers to suit the needs and affordability of individual customers.
  • Customized Rugs – There are several stores and designers that specialize in the making of customized decorative rugs as per the requirement of measurement, style and design of individual patrons.

Areas for Decorative Rugs

Decorative Rugs can be placed in various areas of a home an office or a Hotel to bring about a feel of comfort and a look of grandeur through its beauty and elegance.

  • Bedrooms – The soft feel and warm colors add to the beauty of the bedroom as well as make footfall more comfortable in the room. Rugs that are thick and have a soft feel ensure warmth in the room as well as protection from bruises for children.
  • Living Room Areas – This is an area of a home where a considerable time is spent by each family. A spread of a decorative rug not only makes it comfortable but also adds to the elegance of the room. It can easily be harmonized with the wall colors and other items of the room.
  • Conference Rooms and Banquet Halls – There are items of decorative rugs that can compliment even the stiff and professional setting of a Conference room and add to its beauty. Banquet Halls where ceremonial occasions and gatherings are held are incomplete in their décor in the absence of a decorative rug. Here traditional designs of ornate Persian or Tibetan art are ideal add-ons.
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