3 WAYS TO DEC­O­RATE WITH PER­SIAN RUGS & KELIMS

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Com­fort and joy

Pop a Per­sian halfway un­der your bed (or one on ei­ther side) so that the first thing your bare feet hit in the morn­ing is soft silk or wool. Don’t be afraid of colour – Per­sians team beau­ti­fully with blue – and sim­plify things by keep­ing linen plain white.

More floor

If you’re lucky enough to have a siz­able col­lec­tion you’re not us­ing enough, con­sider cov­er­ing an en­tire floor with your rugs. Per­sians are also ideal on a cov­ered pa­tio, as they can help ex­tend an in­door liv­ing area out­side.

Trad­ing places

Tra­di­tion­ally Per­sian rugs are found in liv­ing rooms, but a worn rug can look won­der­ful in a kitchen. (Make sure it’s heavy enough not to be­come a trip­ping haz­ard.) Or use it as a bath mat – just re­mem­ber to air it of­ten.

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