How to Tell if My Persian Rug is Authentic?
Rugs / December 20, 2016

Searching for authentic discount Persian rugs on sites that sell home decor products does not have to be a daunting task. With a few tips, you can start to confidently tell the difference between the real deal and imitation rugs. It is imperative to know the difference between handmade rugs and machine-made rugs, as many are mass produced and their authenticity is commonly questioned. Read Seller’s Descriptions Take time to really analyze the descriptions. Terms like “Handwoven” and “Hand Knotted” should be used to describe an authentic rug. If you see descriptive words like “Machine Made” or “Man Made” it indicates an unauthentic piece. Also, check out all of the discount indoor/outdoor rugs a seller has in stock. For example, if you were shopping in person, you would go through the stacks of rugs to ensure they were not identical in design. A handmade item cannot be the exact same as other handmade items. There should be at least minor differences in the design of similarly patterned rugs. Some dishonest manufacturers have unfortunately learned to create flaws or variations in rugs to try and pass off machine-made products as the real thing. Check The Labels Find out what materials were…

Contemporary Design Tips to Achieve a Minimalistic Style in Your Home
Home Decoration / December 13, 2016

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines minimalism as “a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity.” When searching for home decor products online to decorate your home in a minimalist style, it is important to think carefully about every element you add. Every item you search for must serve a purpose in your space, whether it is for practical functionality, visual impact, or both as in contemporary area rugs. Color Schemes There are no hard rules for minimalist color schemes. Monochromatic, however, does lend itself well to contemporary minimalism. Finding discount modern rugs, you love, for example, that are solid in color, can become the inspiration for the entire space. Choose the same hue in darker and lighter tones, such as dark grays and blacks to complement light gray flooring. Even patterned area rugs, though, can be used as a focal point. Simply choose one or two colors out of the design to become the color scheme of the room. This same method applies to any decorative items you already own and do not want to part with. Floor Coverings Speaking of discount area rugs online, floor coverings are a large part…

A Brief History of Kilim Rugs
Uncategorized / December 6, 2016

When looking for unique rugs online to add a special touch to your home, you should come across discount Kilim rugs. Unlike other discount rugs online, these rugs use techniques steeped in mystery. Many cultures lay claim to discovering the method, with woven tales as creative as their rugs. The Making of a Kilim You see, the main difference between these area rugs and other pile rugs or conventional carpet found online is in how they are made. A pile rug is traditionally made by knotting together different strands of wool, which is dyed different colors, into what is called “warps”. The pattern forms when these warps are pressed tightly against one another and the excessive length is cut off to a certain length, creating a pile. The design on flat weave rugs like Kilim rugs, on the other hand, is made by interweaving the strands of knotted wool so there is no pile when it is done. The History of Kilim Rugs The source of these flat weave rugs is where the controversy lies. An official dictionary definition of the word “Kilim” is “a pileless hand-woven reversible rug or covering made in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, and Western Turkistan.”…