Persian rugs have been a coveted and prized floor covering for ages. Authentic Persian rugs are usually quite expensive and these are made from natural materials like wool or silk. While rugs are infrequently handmade anymore, older Persian rugs that were made by hand can cost thousands of dollars.
You do not need to have thousands of dollars to give your home an air of class and distinction and decorate with Persian rugs. Fortunately, there are imitation Persian rugs that are available on the market today in some large discount stores can cost under $100 for a large rug. This is a small price to pay for the decorative quality such a rug can add to your room.
While there are no hard and fast rules, if you'd like have wall to wall carpeting in your living room keep in mind is low pile carpeting in a neutral color is in. Loud colored carpeting went out with the 1980s and thick, shag carpeting went out with it. The new rage appears to be at the other end of the spectrum. Plain, neutral carpeting is nice and will not go out of style easily. However, some people think it is sort of....bland.
If you are one of those who do, you can really dress up your plain carpeting by placing an additional area rug, such as a larger Persian rug on top of your plain one. There are several online stores where you can get an imitation Persian rug for under $100. Placing an area rug on top of your living room wall to wall carpeting adds a splash of much-needed color and gives the room an instant face lift and it's affordable too.
If you can afford an authentic Persian rug, it is well worth the money. Not only is the design better than the imitations, but the quality of the rug is so that it will last a lifetime. Decorating with Persian rugs is one thing that anyone can do, no matter what their budget.
In addition to tossing Persian rugs in the living room as an area rug against the wall to wall carpeting, they can be used almost anywhere in the house. Imitation Persian rug runners can be purchased by the yard at home improvement stores and can add a bit of dramatic flair to your stairs. These are usually used against bare wood, but also look impressive against carpeted stairs.
Do not limit decorating with Persian rugs to the floors, either. For centuries, Persian rugs have adorned the walls of homes throughout the world. Because they are so ornate, they are often prized as wall hangings. Instead of generic oil paintings, why not use a Persian rug with an intricate design on your walls?
There are so many different ways that you can decorate with Persian rugs in your home. Even if you cannot afford an authentic Persian rug, you can have just as much fun and add drama to your home by using imitation Persian rugs.