While antique and vintage rugs are extremely diverse in both patterns and colors, they not always fit into current trends, as they are very changeable. This is where carpets prove to be helpful – while they generally stay faithful to historical design, they are not without a modern twist, which makes the whole composition look refreshingly unique.
Period-inspired rugs are a great addition to any household because of how universal they are. Some might prefer to see them surrounded by antique furniture, however, they look equally good in other compositions, such as Art Deco-inspired or minimalistic.
There are those who prefer period-inspired rugs not only because of their price, but also far easier maintenance. Authentic antique and vintage carpets need special care and conditions in order to keep their looks, which is not always necessary when it comes to period-inspired ones. Still, some of them cannot be exposed to direct sunlight or be in a high traffic areas, such as corridors. Before purchasing a rug, it is a good idea to check what materials is it made of and learn how to conserve it properly.
When it comes to their worth, period-inspired rugs may vary. Generally they are cheaper than original antiques, but if they were made by a famous designer or with use of luxurious materials, their price can be very high. It of course depends on the reputation and fame of the said designer. If you’d like, we offer a wide range of designer carpets available on our website and gallery.
The vastness of our weaves and techniques for period-inspired rugs and our ability to capture many design inspirations often make a period-inspired rug an excellent choice for a designer who cannot find the perfect antique rug due to its size, color or pattern, or who cannot choose an original antique rug due to budget limitations.