Wool and silk are two of the most commonly used materials in high-end rugs. Each material offers unique advantages and disadvantages for both weavers and buyers. Whether you want a luxury rug for your home or an artistic carpet as an investment, understanding the material is essential. What is the difference between silk rugs and wool rugs?
A house must reflect the personality of those who live there for it to be considered a real home; a place where you live with your family, welcome friends or simply relax after a long day at work. Furniture and furnishings help to make rooms more personal, welcoming and suited to needs, without ever forgetting aesthetic taste.
How many times have you stayed in a hotel, at the seaside or in the mountains, and heard other guests rumbling down the corridors with their suitcases or the people in the room above walking across your ceiling first thing in the morning? It would seem that many hotels do not realise that one of the things most people are looking for in a holiday is peace and quiet. And providing that is simply impossible without carpeting.
Nowadays you can find just about anything on the internet, including poor-quality modern rugs. Most people looking for a rug know very little about the different steps in the production process and usually make their decision based only on their own personal impression and the salesman talk. But it takes more than that to be sure of making the best buy.
If you are on the verge of buying a rug and have no idea as to where to start, might I advise you against rushing off to flick through the catalogue of some huge rug company or looking through the latest printed and on-line interior design magazines. The first thing you need to ask yourself is why do you want to cover one of your floors with a rug.
The furnishings sector is moving increasingly more towards the total customisation of furniture and accessories.
This trend is even more evident in the contract sector, where customisation is requested not only for aesthetic reasons but above all for functional purposes.
Rugs are precious elements of decoration, they enhance the warmth and comfort of your home and are absolutely necessary if you want to add beauty and elegance to your living spaces.
Many different materials have been used to manufacture rugs over time, from natural to synthetic fibers; choosing the right rug material is as much important as choosing the perfect size and shape if you want to achieve a timeless decorating style.
There's something about a rug – like the soft, cosy sensation underfoot – that wood, marble and ceramic can't rival. A look at the rug trends for 2021 suggests they will showcase human creativity in a bold, imaginative and innovative way, ranging from a mix of bright and bold colours to contrast, rich tones, geometric shapes and intricate patterns.
Let's take a look at the main tones that we'll be seeing more of in 2021.
A key component in making homes feel welcoming and comfortable for occupants and guests alike, rugs are a fundamental element that should never be overlooked.