Area Rugs

Buying a rug is not always an easy endeavor. Many people search for months trying to find the right rug to fit their space. Then they end up getting overwhelmed with options and making a sub-par choice. I want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you. So in this article, I’m going to show you ten of the most popular rugs for sale on the market today. My hope is that by the time you’re done reading, you’ll have a clear idea of which rug(s) might be right for you. Then you can compare, contrast, and make an educated decision. These are some of the most popular area rugs for sale for a reason — they’re stylish, elegant, and offer a variety of ways to utilize them in your home or client’s homes.

Overdyed Rugs

In the realm of oriental rugs, the overdyed rugs are a staple. They originated as Chobi rugs were revived using the over dying process. This gave them a new look and feel. Overdyed Ziegler rugs offer the classic Persian style and design that people around the world adore. Zieglers tend to go well in large areas of the home or office that are used for get-togethers or relaxation. Their wavy patterns and contrasting colors help pull furniture (which tends to be less design-centric) together.

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Bokhara Rugs

Bokhara rugs originate in the Bukhara region of modern-day Uzbekistan. They’re well-known for their red dye and luxurious oval, diamond, and symmetrical patterns. While reddish hues are their most popular color, Bokhara rugs can also feature green, royal navy blue, and brown dyes. Their pile (carpet fibers) is usually slightly longer than the average, giving them a soft and tender feeling underfoot.

A Bokhara area rug can be great for tying together a living room, dining room, or waiting area.

Antique Tribal Rugs

Over the centuries, many tribes in Northern Africa and the middle east have honed their own unique rug styles. These tribal rugs not only provide eye candy and comfort, but they also send you back in time. The distinguishing factor that binds tribal rugs together is that they don’t have a harmonious or homogeneous look. They are similar in their elegant uniqueness. Being primitive in design, antique tribal rugs complement modern or minimalist spaces.


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Ikat Rugs

If you’re looking for a distinctive area rug with a prominent look, Ikat rugs may be what you’re after. Ikat (or ikkat) refers to a dyeing technique. The artisan tightly binds individual yarns or bundles of yarns in the pattern of their choice and dyes them. The bindings can then be changed and re-dyed into new patterns with different colors. This is what makes Ikat rug designs some of the most intricate available. However, the more intricate the rug style, the harder it can be to pair it with the right room and furniture. If you want to pursue an Ikat rug, I highly suggest consulting the help of an oriental rug professional or designer.

Round Peshawar Rugs

Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan and one of the oldest cities in southeast Asia. Peshawar rugs date back hundreds of years, so bringing one into your home is like owning a piece of history. While their designs have changed, the fundamental patterns remain the same. Round rugs, for particular, are amazingly versatile. They can be used to accent a single piece of furniture or center an entire space. The round rug in the image above accomplishes both.

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Wool and Silk Rugs

You will not find more luxurious area rugs made of wool and silk: Both materials by themselves are soft to the touch. Combined together in the right mixture, they make for a truly unique feeling. Traditionally, kings, emperors, pharaohs, and czars highly valued silk. But with modern-day knowledge, we now know how harmful natural silk production is to the environment. That’s why select rug vendors have opted for environmentally friendly bamboo silk.

Wool and silk rugs can come in many designs. Oriental rugs of this variety typically feature a rectangular pattern to frame the carpet, with detailed figures in the center.

Hallway Runners

Nothing says “dark and dreary” like and long, bland hallway. Even with paintings and other artwork hung on the walls, plain floors in a hallway are asking for something to liven them up.That’s where runners come in:Hallways runners are a special type of carpet that is perfect for giving walkways in your home or office a brand new look. They give inhabitants something comfortable to walk on, and their thin shape running parallel to each wall is pleasing to the eye. Runners come in any design or rug style you can image. Of course, we’re biased towards oriental rugs (like the Peshawar Ziegler).


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Modern Ziegler

While oriental, tribal, and traditional rugs provide nostalgia and sense of history that no other rug style can match, taking a modern spin on these designs is more than welcome in the rug world. Case in point: The Modern Ziegler. Named after Mr. Ziegler, the German man who first designed them, and grounded in Persian artwork, these rugs layer just the right amount for European flair on top of oriental modesty. In a modern Ziegler, you will find traditional design patterns with stronger dyes to make them stand out in a room.

Shag Rugs

Popularized in the U.S. in the 60s and 70s, shag rugs are characterized by long, fluffy pile that is soft to the touch: A large shag rug can accentuate the furniture in any room, add a luxurious feel, and provide a comfortable surface to sit on. However, the longer the pile, the harder it is to clean. And these rugs have LONG pile. It’s extremely easy for dirt and other particles to get caught in shag rugs and carpeting. If you’re thinking about buying a shag rug.


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Custom-Made Rugs

Finally, you will never find a more perfect rug than one that is tailored to your exact taste, style, and space. By working with an interior designer or a specialist, you can use your combined knowledge to decide which rug style and design are best for your situation. You will also learn invaluable advice about the rug-buying process that you can use to make future purchases

Right now, RugKnots is the only U.S. retailer that sells custom hand-made rugs online for individuals and companies. Learn more by contacting us! Thank you for reading. I sincerely hope you found the right rug for you or that you are at least headed in the right direction. If not, feel free to shoot us an email and we will help you out.


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