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Beauty of Vintage Ivory Background Carpets in Your House

When thinking about a Persian or an Oriental vintage carpet, we often imagine them in a rich palette consisting of strong reds, blues or yellows.

Ivory is not the first color we associate with vintage carpets and there is where we make a great mistake. Nothing can compare to a beauty of ivory background carpet, especially a well-maintained one. Although some find acquiring such a carpet risky, it can be an extremely valuable investment.

Ivory background can be achieved two ways: by weaving pre-washed wool in a particular shade or by bleaching it using acid. The second method is mostly used with older pieces that are in a need of overdyeing and results in stronger, more clear white. The biggest advantage of an ivory background rug is how perfectly white brings out the color of the carpet's pattern. When it comes to Persian rugs we can see that red is a dominant hue, although browns, blues and oranges can appear too. Thanks to the white background, the patterns seem more clear and defined, something that would be lost if the central field was in a different color. Presence of white encourages some rather creative solutions. It is not unusual to see a very light pattern on a milky white background. Surprisingly enough, not only does it look visible, but also stunning, similarly to white ink tattoos on light skin.

How to decorate with ivory background rugs? Although stylistically this type of carpets fits most of interiors - especially modern ones - the amount of white makes placing them much easier. The only thing to certainly avoid is using them in a room with many white elements, as this particular color tends to cool down the atmosphere. Of course with particular accessories in warm hues it can be easily avoided and you can enjoy your ivory background rug in any place you want.

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