Published at Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 20:15:49 PM. area rugs. By Irmine Wagner.
WALLACE CUNNINGHAM. It is most important to think about what objects you are choosing communicate, especially since you are creating a self portrait. Carpets can state something very personal about a person‘s history and interests, as well as making political and religious statements.
MITCHELL TURNBOUGH. When choosing an area rug, rich color and a good hand that feels nice under foot (barefoot) are essential. When determining the size, I personally prefer that all of the furniture sit entirely on or entirely off the rug —never half on or half off. Spend what you can afford.
Initially, area rugs – as we know them today – were used for practical and protective purposes. In cold climates, they provided warmth and a comfortable and cozy bed to sleep on. In more tropical climates, they were often used for protection, from thorns, sharp rocks and even wildlife.
KARIN BLAKE. My rooms are architectural and spare so I prefer to use antique area rugs as accents. I don‘t like to waste them under beds or couches. People should expect to spend $5,000 and up for an antique rug.