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Oriental Rugs and Modern Design

One of the more popular rug designs for years now has been the oriental rug.

Trending design has been leaning toward the modern look.

On the surface, these two do not mesh in any world ever.

If you know how to properly balance your room though and draw out the right colors in a space, you can absolutely combine these two contrasting elements to create a unique and one of a kind design.

Accessories Are Your Best Friend

At first glance, successfully using oriental rugs in modern design may seem like an impossible task.

Fortunately, the proper use of accessories can remedy this problem as long as they are in the correct style.

While you can have very modern furniture and architecture throughout a space, integration some traditional and contemporary design accessories will really help balance out the flair of the oriental rug with the use of the right color.

If you have a glass coffee table with black chairs on an oriental rug featuring reds and blues in your living room, you can perfectly balance out the area with cups or pillows that match those same reds and blues in the rug.

This feature will help bring a concrete balance to the space and not make the rug stand out as much against your more neutral furniture pieces.

Don't Be Afraid of Creativity

The oriental rug already makes a bold statement by introducing it to modern design, but you can still get outside the box with what you pair it with in the rest of the room.

Wall art is one of the best ways you can pull a modern room together with an oriental piece on the floor.

By finding either similar patterns or simply a contemporary painting that features many of the same colors, you can properly balance out the area so the rug blends in comfortably.

If you have a very colorful oriental rug on your hands, don't be afraid to introduce it into a space that is dominated by neutral and reserved colors.

The bright and exciting patterns can add a touch of warmth and joy to a room that may otherwise be dominated by more mellow tones.

Match the Furniture

Oriental rugs typically feature a wide array of different colors laced throughout.

From reds, blues, greens and more, the design possibilities are truly endless.

Many of these rugs can also feature whites, greys, blacks, and dark blues in their patterns. If you have a modern themed room, this is the perfect chance to match those colors with either a low profile sofa or chairs.

From a black chair to a navy blue couch that sits very low to the ground, you can match the rug well without taking from the modern theme.

Follow a few of these simple tips and tricks and you can easily combine these two design trends seamlessly.

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