Are you looking for a hint of earthy, worldly richness in your home? If so, a tribal rug is the perfect lowkey centerpiece to revamp your decor, and it's sure to be a conversation starter.
Why A Tribal Rug?
Depending on the style you choose, your tribal rug will be reminiscent of patterns that have been around for thousands of years. These primitive rugs harken back to an earthier time, but many are also still made by tribespeople today.
Tribal rugs might be:
Many of today's tribal rugs also use a more modern nature theme, bringing more of the feel of a closer connection with your roots. For people who shy away from mixing too many cultures in their decor, this is an excellent way to bring in a tribal rug unobtrusively.
Tribal rugs can be used almost anywhere in your home, including:
Hallways and Entryways
Outdoor Living Spaces
Tribal outdoor rugs can be particularly fitting, as they're already evocative of sitting fireside. Add a fire pit, grill, or the night sky to that feel, and you'll have a perfect outdoorsy vibe.
A Closer Look At Primitive Rugs
You might be looking at authentic primitive rugs or more modern tribal rug designs that impart a particular aesthetic, and neither is better than the other.
Whichever you prefer, you'll either be bringing in bright colors or earthy tones to your space.
Tribal rugs conjure images of sitting around a fire, or of having a deep connection with nature. They make people think of socialization, community, and good conversation, and they can evoke a deep appreciation for history.
Additionally, people love using primitive rugs in their homes because it makes the decor feel better planned and more intentional.
Is A Tribal Rug Right For Me?
Not every tribal rug can fit in every space's decor, but like most rugs, you can find one that'll fit almost any space. Generally speaking, tribal and primitive rugs go with the following home decor styles:
Like we said, a tribal rug will work well with most forms of interior decor.
Pick complementing design elements related to your tribal rug if you want to center your decor around it. For example:
Add a Native American lamp or painting to go with a Native American rug.
Paint a darker accent wall to complement a darker-hued tribal rug.
Use primitive rugs throughout your home to pull the theme together subtly.
Incorporate decor from multiple cultures to create a traveler-themed design.
While any of these examples would dramatically accentuate your decor, you can also choose to change nothing when you add your tribal rug. This approach draws attention to it the most, letting the rug itself become the room's centerpiece.
Choosing The Perfect Tribal Rug
Instead of narrowing your search by color, material, or thickness, measure the spaces in your home that you want to put a rug in and use this to guide your purchase.
Size is one of the only factors that won't limit you because picking a tribal rug is all about discovering something you love. You could even say that this is an intuitive style of selecting your rug that, in itself, harkens back to simpler times.
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