Kernow Furniture is online store based near Redruth, Cornwall. We hold a large selection of furniture and decorative items. You can find many eras and styles of antique, retro, and vintage furniture, homeware and gifts. We offer fast national delivery on all items. We welcome viewings by appointment on 01209 316220.
Antique rugs can serve many purposes, from being purely aesthetically pleasing, to providing a soft, warm
feeling beneath your feet! When thinking about buyinganantiquerug, consider what purpose the rug
Will you be using the antique rug or carpet to enhance your interiors, either as a wall hanging or a floor
rug? If it's being used as a floor rug, consider if it will be used in a high traffic area such as ahallway.Will it
need to be darker more vibrant colours instead of light? Could you consider several smaller oriental rugs
rather than one large area rug?
HAND WOVEN RUGS
Weaving was a skill traditionally passed down through generations and was very important in family
life.Oriental rugs were woven by hand on a loom, which is a frame that allows the weaver to work with
the wool under tension. They can be horizontal or vertical. Horizontal looms were mainly used at home
and were easily moved, thus easier to live with. Many weavers before the mid 19th century were limited to
colour choices that were available to them in nature. Natural dyes were used and made from plant life and
vegetation that were in their locality, or that were brought to them from other parts of the country. These
natural dyes age wonderfully, and are of the many reasons that antique rugs have such appeal still.
Agorgeous way to make your antique rug really stand out, is to layer it with a lighter coloured rug. Choose
a slightly larger rug to place directly on the floor, the most effective way of layering is to choose lighter
tones, or a plain design. Itworks well in most rooms, including in the hallway using vintage runners. Don't
neglect your kitchenand diningroom, these areas can often benefit from warm colours being added in.
We love this look by Anita Yokota. She has chosen a woven rug to place under a vintagerug - all in earthy
tones to pull the look of this bedroom together.
USING RUGS ASWALL HANGINGS
Rugs don't have to be used just as floor coverings. Pieces of art in their