Interior Design with Rugs

January 13, 2013

Interior Design with Rugs

One of our favorite ideas for interior design with rugs was featured in Charleston’s Post and Courier this week. Read this article to learn more about how to buy and use rugs in your decor.

Rugs with a contemporary vibe, obvious tribal designs and grasses giving a strong nod to nature are proving their popularity at a wide range of price points, local rug dealers say. While some still prefer rugs with formal, traditional designs, they are not what is speaking to most people these days. And many are being drawn to brighter colors.

The rug market is hot, say rug sellers at Fine Rugs of Charleston, Rug Decor and Rug Masters. It’s important that amid the excitement being generated, consumers become educated about what they are buying. It’s the only way to get the quality associated with the amount of money they spend, whether high-end or moderately priced.

“Contemporary designs are gaining strength like I’ve never seen before,” says Rob Leahy, owner of Fine Rugs of Charleston. In the past, a tight economy would have prompted buyers toreturn to traditional designs, he says. However, during the most recent economic downturn, homeowners’ preferences for contemporary rugs designed in Afghanistan, India and Nepal grew stronger.