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Rug Society New Catalogue

The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview

Contemporary rugs are very popular nowadays but where do they come from? They initially appeared around two or three thousand years before Jesus Christ’s birth. Carpets may have originated in the Middle East, although the exact site is still up for debate. This magnificent textile heritage has developed tremendously throughout the centuries, but the core of the art remains the same: utilize designs to transform thick woven material into gorgeous, utilitarian pieces.

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The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview: Modern contemporary living room with modern gray rug

The name rug comes from the term “rugged,” which also refers to thicker and shaggier piles of material present in the product. Carpets, on the other hand, are the opposite of rugs, as they are intended to cover the entire floor with a thin layer of material.

The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview: gray rug for living room or home office

According to experts, the world’s oldest rug was discovered in the Altai mountains and has been attributed to the Scythian people, but the carpet’s design suggests that it was made in Persia, with figures that resemble those discovered in Persepolis. So rugs have years and years of history that we tried to sum up in this article.

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The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview. Dining room with round neutral rug

 

During the Crusades, Europeans were suddenly exposed to beautiful textiles, ushering in a new era of fashion at home. They fell in love with those expensive fabrics and its popularity started to spread throughout the continent.

The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview: modern rug for hallway

 

During the 16th Century, rugs were displayed on walls rather than on the floor. These pieces of material had become extremely valuable in Europe and were seen as delicate and precious items that should be displayed on tables or walls. Hanging a rug is still popular nowadays and is one of Rug’Society main focal points.

The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview: wall rug with golden and gray hues

 

During the 19th Century Carpets and rugs were popular in homes in the nineteenth century, but it really took off after WWII with the postwar suburban development boom that rugs became what we know them as now.

The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview: modern dining room with black and white rug

 

Rugs became a standard in the twenty-first century, and their prevalence was higher than ever with the introduction of hardwood flooring. They are now available not just in a number of colors and sizes, but also in a variety of shapes and styles. These rugs meet all of the requirements of the customers.

Contemporary Rugs: Popular Rugs Nowadays

The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview: urban rug with black and orange colors.

 

Nowadays we have a large choice of materials and designs to choose from, depending on what we desire for our interior design. The GRAFFINESQUE RUG, for Instance, has a gorgeous modern design inspired by Street art. Rugs are not only meant to protect the floor but also to make a statement.

The History of Contemporary Rugs: A Brief Overview. Modern contemporary living room with urban rug with colorful tones

 

Accent rugs make the floor more colorful. They serve two purposes: they are both functional and practical. The GRAFFITIFIED I RUG is colorful and fun and will brighten your space with a dashing aura. Transform your room into an art gallery with interesting works of art as rugs.

Now it all comes up to you to create dashing interior designs with amazing rugs. A large variety is at your disposal to build the most beautiful room. If you need advice Rug Society has a Design Service that can be of great help, with experts that will guide you to choose the perfect contemporary rugs for your home.

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