HANG­ING R UGS The best buys for work­ing this new dec­o­rat­ing look

Why let rugs fade un­der your feet? Now is the time to treat them like true works of art

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Contents -

Rugs are works of art as well as prac­ti­cal pieces. And now, their true beauty is be­ing prop­erly cel­e­brated, as the prac­tice of dis­play­ing them on the wall, gallery-style, is hav­ing a resur­gence.

‘A sur­pris­ingly large num­ber of our clients use their rugs as wall hang­ings,’ says Ai­gars Zel­me­nis, cre­ative di­rec­tor of rug brand Front (fron­trugs.com). ‘Rugs are start­ing to be val­ued in the same way as paint­ings – col­lectable, heir­loom-qual­ity pieces to keep in the fam­ily for gen­er­a­tions.’ Artist and car­pet de­signer Lady Deirdre Dyson has long been known for trans­lat­ing her beau­ti­ful paint­ings into wo­ven works of art (deirdredyson.com), while rug de­signer Jan Kath is noted for the way he uses the medium of wool to cre­ate ex­quis­ite brush­stroke-like ef­fects (see next page).

What­ever style of rug you choose, from tra­di­tional Beni Ou­rain (above) to more mod­ern geo­met­ric (right) or artis­tic de­signs, hang­ing it will add an ad­di­tional el­e­ment of tex­ture and warmth to your walls, as well as ab­sorb­ing ex­ces­sive noise. A qui­eter, cosier home? That’s a dec­o­rat­ing trend that we can all ap­pre­ci­ate.

THE ART OF DIS­PLAY­ING RUGS GALLERY-STYLE ON THE WALL IS HAV­ING A RESUR­GENCE From left ‘Adana’ rug, £789, Bo­con­cept ( bo­con­cept.com). ‘ Di­a­monds’ rug, £9,937, Knots Rugs ( knot­srugs.co.uk)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.