Decorating with Oriental Rugs

Open virtually any magazine on decorating and you’ll find Oriental rugs used as integral part of the decor. They blend wonderfully with contemporary, formal, ornate, casual and traditional decorating styles. Oriental rugs are as adaptable to the casual living styles of today as to a formal board room.

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The warmth and beauty of Oriental rugs bring interest and luxury into almost every room in the house. Their amazingly resilient and durable qualities make them perfectly suited for heavily traveled areas as well as seldom-used parlors.

Wall-to-wall carpet is no reason to hesitate in purchasing an Oriental rug. Properly placed on top of existing carpet, an Oriental rug brings a new dimension to a room, and has the added benefit being easily transported if you move.

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Oriental rugs don’t necessarily have to be relegated to the floor. Flat-weave rugs such as Dhurries and Kilims make attractive wall hangings. Fragile antique rugs which are too worn for floor use and fine silk rugs are equally stunning when hung on a wall.

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Before you set out to buy an Oriental rug, measure the space you’d like it to cover. Then think about what colors in your room would be enhanced by the rug and whether you’re looking for a complex design or something relatively simple. At Dover Rug we can help you determine which patterns are most likely to fit in with your current decor or serve as a basis for a room’s decorating scheme. We even let you take the rug home on approval.

Visit one of our four Dover Rug and Home locations throughout the greater Massachusetts area.

Stay Warm – Layering Up

Living in the Boston area we all know that the best way to stay warm during the winter is the layer sweaters and jackets b and it turns out the same is true for keeping your home warm. According the Apartment Therapy, adding a second layer of window curtains can provide homeowners with need privacy and keeps more heat in the home.

The sheer curtains would let tons of light in during the day and at night, we could close the second set of curtains for privacy. Not to mention, the extra zzz’s we could catch in the morning with the second (darker set of curtains). We also like the look of blinds or shades as the first set of curtains and long drapes layered on the side. The contrast of textures and colors feels cozy and warm.

Contact Dover Rug and Home for help selecting window treatments for your home!

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