Unlike most patterned floorcoverings, oriental rugs introduce colour and design without limiting your room’s style. Equally suited to traditional and contemporary settings, they bring a sense of warmth and easy living. Rugs come in a range of styles from flatweave kilims to thick-piled carpets made from luxurious fibres in intricate designs. Deciding on size, palette, texture and budget will narrow your focus. If you’re buying an expensive rug, some suppliers allow you to try a selection at home.
Antique handmade Persian ‘ Tabriz’ part- silk wool rug, 2 x 3m, £ 8,800, The London Persian Rug Company