The allure of a green oriental rug is hard to deny, even for people who don't generally enjoy the style. These showcase pieces shine like jade in the center of a room and give off a decidedly traditional feel.
Why A Green Oriental Rug?
Green oriental area rugs are a classic style choice that sets a room apart. This should come as no surprise since the oriental rug is one of the oldest such interior design pieces.
We've found woven oriental rugs dating back as far as the 5th century BC. Historians suspect that they've been around for even longer than that, but the wool they're made from couldn't stand the test of time because it is a natural material.
A green oriental rug might be used by an interior designer in almost any room of the house. For example:
In the living room, the color green encourages comfort and unwinding.
In the bedroom, green has a calming effect.
In the kitchen, green cools things down.
Green is also believed to relieve stress and help with both wealth and fertility.
A Closer Look At Green Oriental Rugs
All oriental rugs can be dated back to the famous Pazyryk Rug, which is the oldest such rug historians have found, made in 5th century BC. From here, traditional rugs have been made across what's known as the "rug belt," which spans from Morocco to Northern India, with everything in between.
Green is a popular choice for many cultural oriental rugs because of the color's associations with:
You might find a green rug in a living room to draw in wealth, or beneath a bed to help a couple conceive. But whether or not you believe in such things, green is used for similar effects in color psychology, a proven science.
Is A Green Oriental Rug Right For Me?
Green oriental area rugs can come in a variety of thicknesses, sizes, and shapes. Because there are so many variations, there's something for everyone.
You might like dark or light green, an emerald or sage color, depending on your decor. Likewise, you might prefer a runner for your kitchen or entryway, a 9x12 rug for your living room or bedroom, or a small rug for standing areas in your kitchen.
If your home already has colors like those below, a green oriental rug will likely look perfect with your decor:
Bright or pale yellows
Dark or light blues
Light, medium, or dark browns
With each color, pick a green oriental rug that offsets"?rather than matches"?the color intensity. For example, if you have a brighter purple accent color in the room, a more subdued green would work best. Likewise, if you have a subdued tan color in the room, a vibrant green would be a good choice.
Choosing The Perfect Green Oriental Rug
Use the filters for size, thickness, and shape to find the best green oriental rug for you. Remember to look at your existing decor, offset the intensity of color, and measure your space before you make your purchase.
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