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Persian rugs are a popular addition to traditional décor styles!
Their intricate designs and warm colors help to pull together the overall elements of a traditional living space. Including a touch of elegance and sophistication that is hard to beat!
Find out how to incorporate a Persian rug into your traditional style home below!
What is Traditional Design
Traditional interior design is characterized by its focus on classic forms and traditional textures. Common design elements include dark wood furniture, rich fabric upholstery, and tapestries with intricate patterns.
Traditional designs often incorporate a mix of design styles, drawing inspiration from both the old world and the new world. As a result, traditional interiors can be both elegant and comfortable, blending together the best of both worlds. It is often used in formal spaces such as living and dining rooms and in more private areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms.
While it can be adapted to suit any taste, traditional design is typically associated with a timeless, classic aesthetic.
A Brief History of Traditional Design
Interior design is a dynamic field that draws from a variety of historical influences. One of the most enduring styles is traditional design, which encompasses a wide range of sub-styles including Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian, and Regency. Each of these subcategories brings with it its own set of features, but they all share a common focus of classicism and elegance.
Traditional design became popular in the West during the 18th century as a reaction against the ornate excesses of the Baroque period. During the 19th century, the traditional design underwent a major evolution thanks to the influence of British designers such as William Morphy and John Soane.
Today traditional design remains one of the most popular styles among homeowners seeking to create a timeless and sophisticated space.
Popular Color Schemes
Dark, warm tones create the color palette for most traditional designs.
In traditional design, you will often find neutral walls with color being drawn in throughout the furnishings and finishes. Art, textiles, and décor accents can help define a room. The rich jewel tones are the most common colors. Think red, green, brown, and lots of dark wood!
The palette of a traditional home can range from the bold saturated jewel tones to pale and soft colors. But the colors will not be too graphic or jarring. Think more welcoming and pleasant tones.
Check out these rugs in deep jewel tones to bring in rich tones throughout your home:
This Mashad 8’4” x 11’5” features the deep jewel tones that are popular in traditional design styles. The rug has a traditional medallion design that suits the style and is made using 100% wool, with a burgundy field with blue, beige, and peach accents.
In this image below you can see a traditional styled room using a similar Persian rug. The warm reds and burgundy of the rug are carried through the design in the pillows and throw blanket, with accent colors of the rug making a more prominent appearance in the chairs.
This extremely traditional sitting room shows a Persian rug with a similar color palette. The deep tones help to add an element of drama and rich character to the space. Having these rich colors creates a homey and traditional feeling.
Good Rug Options for a Traditional Home
While there are many design styles of Persian rugs, those with floral patterns and defined medallions are the most popular for traditional decors.
Things to keep in mind are:
- Pattern/Design style
A Persian rug is a perfect way to create a warm and inviting space that is the trademark of traditional home design. Persian rugs are renowned for their intricate patterns and rich colors, and that they can add a touch of luxury to a room.
If you are having a hard time choosing the right Persian rug to suit your traditional home design, here are a few tips.
First, choose a rug that complements the other patterns in your room. A busy pattern may be overwhelming if you already have a lot of design, but it may be perfect if you are looking to add a statement piece. The unique designs that offer intricate patterns help to compliment the ornate details that are found in traditional design. Persian rug patterns that suit the traditional design style well are florals, medallions, and all over designs.
Secondly, the color you choose can help to incorporate the traditional design. Choose a rug with warm tones like red or browns, or deep jewel tones of green or blues.
Finally, the type of material used for traditional design is an important factor. Persian rugs make the perfect addition to traditional design because of the high-quality material that is often used for this style. Traditional interior design emphasizes luxurious fabrics and materials which can be found in 100% hand-spun, hand-dyed and woven Persian and Oriental rugs.
The traditional design makes a great base for your space! But having 100% traditional décor can end up looking a bit dated, but it’s not an all-or-nothing thing. By incorporating modern elements into your traditional design or vice versa you can create a great balance of style.
You can simply do this by bringing in traditional patterns through pillows and rugs, or a few antique pieces to bring a touch of elegance to your space. Having a nice blend of styles helps your design to become more personalized.
Styles like transitional, rustic and bohemian can all incorporate elements of traditional design with a variety of different elements to create a different atmosphere. For example, bohemian styles can use the design elements of many different styles.
Choosing a style like this that incorporates a variety of designs can be the perfect way for you to find one that suits you!