Oriental Rugs In The Bathroom: Yes Or No?

This is admittedly a topic of much debate – can you really place an oriental rug in the bathroom?

While some homeowners may love the idea, others are adamant that Oriental rugs have no place in a room where so much moisture and “damage” may occur. So should you or should you not place an Oriental rug in the bathroom?

If you’re not sure whether or not this is a good idea, here are some factors to consider before you make this decision.

Wool And Moisture

Wool is universally known as being a hardy fiber that can withstand large amounts of moisture. Wool is also extremely durable, making it perfect for bathrooms, with their consistently moist conditions and occasionally chilly floors. In fact, hand-knotted wool rugs are some of the most durable rugs anyone can own, which makes them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

Wool is also far easier to clean than less durable fibers such as silk or cotton. Oriental wool rugs work well in bathrooms regardless of the damp, humid conditions because wool fibers allow air to circulate more efficiently than synthetics.

Why Wool Oriental Rugs May Be Best In The Bathroom

Because bathrooms are such watery areas, wool Oriental rugs may be best for this room because they are so durable and so easy to keep clean. Whether you choose to use a small rug in front of the sink or you want a larger one running down the middle of the bathroom to visually “break up” the space a bit more, there’s a wool Oriental rug that you’re sure to fall in love with, and it will be perfect in the bathroom. Shake it clean and put it back and the wool will wick away moisture while keeping your feet warm, too.

Oriental Rugs In The Bathroom: Yes or No?
Wool Oriental rugs will wick away moisture while keeping your feet warm.

Wool Oriental rug may be considered a good choice for the bathroom because it is a more economical option than the more traditional bath mats that are available in major retail stores. Though a regular store-bought bath mat may be considered to be a cheaper investment, it won’t last as long as an Oriental rug, which means you will need to replace it more often. Eventually, the cost of that “cheap” item will add up to much more than the cost of one good quality Oriental wool rug.

A hand-knotted, wool Oriental rug is far easier to clean and maintain, and this will save you money in the long run. Buy it once, keep it forever.

Choose The Right Design And Size For The Bathroom

As always, measure the space available before you buy your rug. Bathrooms can be tricky because of their smaller size and because of the other pieces of furniture and fittings, such as a toilet, bathtub or shower, and sink. If you don’t have too much space available, you may opt to have a smaller rug placed in front of the tub or shower.

Keep your color scheme in mind when looking for wool Oriental rug for your bathroom so that it complements the rest of the existing color scheme and the overall effect is cohesive.