Jul, 14, 2023

Guideline | Living Room Rugs

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect Hand-Knotted Living Room Rug

 

Are you looking to add elegance and charm to your living room? Look no further than a hand-knotted rug! These timeless pieces add texture and warmth to your space and create a focal point that ties your entire room together. This blog post will guide you through picking the perfect hand-knotted rug for your living room.

 

Why Hand-Knotted Rugs?

Hand-knotted rugs are considered works of art, meticulously crafted by skilled artisans who spend months or even years weaving each rug by hand. The result is a rug of superior quality, durability, and beauty. Here's why you should consider a hand-knotted rug for your living room:

 

Unmatched Craftsmanship

Hand-knotted rugs are made using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Each knot is individually tied, creating a rug that is not only stunning but also made to last.

 

Variety of Designs

Hand-knotted rugs come in a wide array of designs, from classic and traditional to contemporary and abstract. You can choose a rug that perfectly complements your living room's existing decor or opt for a statement piece that adds drama and personality to the space.

 

Timeless Beauty

Hand-knotted rugs are not subject to trends or fads. They transcend time and can be passed down as heirlooms from generation to generation, making them a long-term investment for your living room.
 

Investment Value

Hand-knotted rugs are considered a valuable investment. Their craftsmanship, quality materials, and timeless designs make them highly sought-after on the market. Over time, their value may appreciate, making them worthwhile purchases.


Comfort

Hand-knotted rugs provide a soft and comfortable surface to walk on, making your living room more inviting and cozy. Additionally, they can absorb sound, reducing echoes and improving the room's acoustics.


Steps to Picking the Perfect Hand-Knotted Living Room Rug

Now that you know why hand-knotted rugs are a fantastic choice for your living room, let's dive into the steps you should follow to choose the perfect one:

 

1. Determine the Size

Before you begin your search, measure your living room to determine the ideal rug size. Consider not only the dimensions of your room but also the furniture arrangement. Ideally, the area rug should be large enough to accommodate all the furniture in the area, creating a sense of cohesion and proportion.

Ideal size for living room area rug
Ideal size for living room area rug
Ideal size for living room area rug
Ideal size for living room area rug
 

For further information, check out our guide.


2. Consider the Style

Think about the overall style and design of your living room. Are you going for a traditional, modern, or eclectic look? Hand-knotted rugs come in various styles, such as Angora Oushak, Himalayan, etc. Choose a rug that complements the existing aesthetic of your space or adds an interesting contrast.

 

Often, Turkish Oushak rugs are considered traditional rugs. However, they would add a sophisticated touch to contemporary interior designs. Open up your imagination!

 

3. Select the Material

Hand-knotted rugs are made from a variety of materials, including wool, silk, cotton, and jute. Each material offers its own unique characteristics and benefits. Wool area rugs are durable and soft, while silk rugs have a luxurious sheen. Consider the level of foot traffic in your living room and choose a material that suits your needs.
 

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For further information, check out our guide.


4. Pay Attention to Colors and Patterns

Consider the color scheme and patterns in your living room. A hand-knotted rug can either blend in with the existing colors or serve as a statement piece. Choose colors and patterns that create a harmonious balance with the rest of your decor.

 

turkish vintage patchwork area rug in living room   brown turkish patchwork area rug
 

5. Quality and Price

When investing in a hand-knotted rug, it's essential to consider the quality and price. Hand-knotted rugs are generally more expensive due to the time and skill involved in their creation. However, the investment is worth it, as these rugs can last for generations. Look for reputable sellers who offer authentic hand-knotted rugs, and be prepared to spend a bit more for a high-quality piece.

At Anadol, we seek to create floor art that elevates and inspires with high quality. Reach out to find your perfect rug.



Angora oushak rug in living room   ivory turkish angora oushak rug
 

6. Maintenance

Lastly, consider the maintenance requirements of the rug. Hand-knotted area rugs may require professional cleaning from time to time to ensure their longevity. Investigating this in your decision-making process is important to ensure you can properly care for your rug. Silk rugs need different care than wool or wool-blend rugs. Therefore, check out our care guide to maintain your valuable rug.

 

With these steps in mind, you are now ready to find the perfect hand-knotted rug for your living room. Happy rug shopping!

 



Jul, 13, 2023

Inspiration | Trendy Rugs for 2023

Discover the 2023 rug styles and designs

 

Keeping up with the latest home decor trends can be challenging, but incorporating them into your space doesn't have to be. Rugs are a simple yet effective way to add color, texture, and pattern to your room while serving as a focal point or unifying different elements. These tips let you easily keep up with the 2023 interior design trends.

 

Earthy Hues

This year, we're expecting olive greens, browns, golden yellows, rusts, and clay tones mostly. Interior designers combine these colors with corals, reds, and blues. 




 

Red rust orange patchwork hand-knotted Turkish living room rug	Red rust orange patchwork hand-knotted Turkish area rug	Green patchwork hand-knotted Turkish area rug



          Brown Gray patchwork hand-knotted Turkish area rug	 Brown contemporary hand-knotted Turkish area rugGold gray himalayan contemporary area rug

Inspiration of Vintage

Vintage and vintage-inspired rugs immediately give a sense of home and tie up the space. Hard work on production increases their investment value as well. 




        Light Gray vintage hand-knotted Turkish area rug	Ivory Silver vintage hand-knotted Turkish area rug	Ivory Silver vintage hand-knotted living room rug

Color blocks

Even though most of the rugs are muted, they can also be focal points of the interiors. Color block rugs can be bold touch into contemporary areas. They can have geometric and abstract patterns to stand out in the crowd.  





                                           Silver Gray himalayan contemporary area rug	Brown himalayan contemporary area rug



Multi color patchwork hand-knotted Turkish area rug	Multi color patchwork hand-knotted Turkish area rug	Multi color hand-knotted contemporary area rug

Layers, more layers

The rug industry has a huge variety of options for style, type, color, pattern, and fibers, making picking an area rug harder. By layering the rugs, interior designers are seeking luxury and elegance feeling. Combining two or more styles and designs can create a layered effect for your home decor, making the room more lively.

Another trend of using two or more rugs to layer up the space is the pad design in between. According to interior designers, an area rug on carpet became feasible and peaceful, especially for bedrooms, as long as it won't create tripping hazards.  

Layering can be tricky to maintain if you won't rotate regularly to avoid uneven fading. Check out our
care guide and tips for maintaining your rug.

If you want to change your living room rug, get your first kitchen rug, a runner for the hallway, or a cozy look for the bedroom, consider the design elements and keep up with 2023 trends. 

 


Jul, 11, 2023

Inspirations | Trendy Rugs for 2023

7 Stunning Black and White Rugs for 2023

Black and white rugs have been a popular trend in interior design for quite some time. They are versatile and can complement various styles, from contemporary to traditional. Before seeking a trendy area rug, let's understand the reason behind the trend.

Why black and white rugs are so trendy?

The look

The contrasting colors of black and white create a bold and visually striking look. Additionally, black and white rugs are known for their ability to make a room appear larger and more spacious. The stark contrast between the black and white colors can make the rug stand out and draw attention. This can create visual effects that will separate the floor and the room with elegance.

 

Opportunities

White and black rugs can be found in various patterns, such as stripes, geometric shapes, or abstract designs. These patterns create a sense of movement and depth.

White reflects light, while black absorbs it. Placing a white portion of the rug in a well-lit area can help bounce light around the room, making it feel brighter and more open. Depending on the size and the placement of the rug, interior enthusiasts can visually expand the space with the illustrations.

They can be used in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, or even in offices to add a touch of sophistication and elegance to the space.

Contemporary black and white rugs 

Here are some examples of black and white area rugs that will elevate the look of the interiors.

Ivory Brown modern area rugBlack and white area rugBlack and white area rug


Using techniques passed down through the centuries, local artisans hand weave Turkish knots from luxurious Anatolian high-plateau Angora blend wool. This creates a collection that is vibrant and free-spirited but also captures the ancient artistic soul of Anatolia, refined over centuries of tradition. These rugs are striking in their exoticness and can contrast beautifully with modern interiors or complement traditional space with a harmonic tone. 

Here is the
full collection if you want to check out a variety of rugs.

Depending on the foot traffic in the area, it's important to consider factors such as maintenance and durability, when purchasing a rug with larger white zones, because it may require frequent care. Check out our
care guide to maintain your area rug.

You can also consider one of the elegant vintage patchwork rugs which are repurposed classic handwoven rugs to create a collage of modern design. Patches of vintage carpets are neutralized of their colors, overdyed in exciting hues, then meticulously hand-stitched together by local artisans. They are individually unique pieces that will perfect contemporary interiors.


Black and white patchwork area rugBlack and white patchwork area rug
Black and white area rug
 

Here is the full collection if you want to check out a variety of rugs.
 


Jul, 11, 2023

Lifelong Rugs | The Angora Oushak Collection

5 Tips to Spot an Oriental Oushak Rugs

 

Turkish angora oushak rug in living room with rustic interior design

 

Oushak rugs are known for their unique characteristics that set them apart from other types of rugs. Here are some key features that make Oushak rugs different:

 

1. Origin

Oushak rugs originate from the town of Oushak (Ushak) in western Turkey. They are also sometimes referred to as Ushak Rugs in the industry.

 

How can you tell a genuine Oushak Rug?

Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs can only be called genuine if they are made in that region.

Anadol is the only Angora Oushak producer in the world to own a Geographical Patent for Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs as approved by the Turkish Patent Office. So if you truly demand authenticity, only Anadol can deliver that.
 

authenticity for genuine turkish oushak rug

2. Design

Oushak carpets are known for their distinctive designs, often featuring large-scale patterns and motifs. Commonly, Oushak rugs have a star or medallion pattern in the middle. These designs are typically inspired by nature, with elements such as flowers, vines, and leaves.

Check out common designs in Oushak Rugs

 

Are Oushak Rugs all traditional style?

Not all Oushak rugs are traditional in style. While traditional designs are common in Oushak carpets, some variations incorporate more contemporary or modern elements. The designs can range from intricate floral patterns to more abstract motifs.

Here are some traditional and contemporary Oushak rugs we offer that will give a sophisticated touch to living spaces.
 

3. Color

Ushak rugs are known for their soft, muted color palette. They often feature earthy tones such as beige, ivory, blue, browngray, and green. These colors give Oushak rugs a timeless and elegant look that will tie up interiors. 

If you're looking for creating bold effects in the living area, there are black and red Oushak rugs as well which are not common. 

Beige Gray hand-knotted Turkish oushak rugBlue Ivory hand-knotted Turkish oushak rugRed Brown hand-knotted Turkish oushak rug
 

4. Material

Oushak rugs are traditionally made using wool that is known for its softness and durability.

 

Are Oushak Rugs produced of the same quality?

Unfortunately, there is a variety of material quality regarding eye-catching Turkish Oushak rugs in the industry.

At Anadol, we only use the softest wool and the finest Angora blend to utilized to make our Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs.

 

5. Technique

Oushak rugs are hand-knotted using the Turkish knotting technique. This technique involves tightly knotting individual strands of the rug. The result is a dense and durable rug that can withstand heavy foot traffic.

These Turkish rugs are handcrafted by skilled artisans using traditional weaving techniques. The handmade process adds to the uniqueness and value of each rug and makes them highly sought after by rug enthusiasts and interior designers.

Due to their durability and high-quality construction, hand-knotted rugs have excellent longevity. With proper care and maintenance, make them a worthwhile investment. Check out our care guide for further information. 

 

What makes Anadol's Angora Oushak Rugs different?

At Anadol, we use natural dyes and do not use harsh chemicals in the production of our Authentic Angora Oushak Rugs.

 

Overall, the combination of unique designs, muted colors, high-quality materials, and skilled craftsmanship sets Turkish Angora Oushak rugs apart from other types of rugs. Therefore, they are considered valuable investments among interior designers and rug enthusiasts.

 


Jun, 27, 2023

New Contemporary Rugs | The Himalayan Collection


 Infuse Your Room with Creativity

                                                       Room scene for modern contemporary himalayan rug

Our Himalayan rug collection adds unique addition to any home decor. It adds texture and warmth to a room and can be an eye-catching focal point for a room.  Our designer-trusted rugs are handmade with the highest quality of wool. 
When it comes to compiling fabulous living room spaces, there are times when less is more and rugs never go out of style. While bold bright colors &  pattern have their place, very offten  it’s the subtle details that make the biggest impact. The tesxture,size , shape, knot drensity,variation in pile height, contribute to the rug’s unique personality.
Further, neutral rugs can work as either the foundation for an diversified aesthetic, or seamlessly blend within a clean minimalist space.The beauty of neutrals rugs can consistently deliver transformative results.

 

 modern contemporary himalayan rug       Room scene for modern contemporary himalayan rug     modern contemporary himalayan rug

 

Material

The Himalayan rug collection  are  made from high-quality soft & durable wool.
 

Craftsmanship

The Himalayan rug collection are typically handwoven.The handmade process adds to the uniqueness and value of each rug.
 

Knotting Technique & Durability

Handcrafted by skilled artisans, they will withstand heavy foot traffic for many years while maintaining their elegance.
 

Color

The Himalayan Collection offers modern rugs with muted and strong color palettes. From teal, bluesgray, and multi to charcoal colors, these rugs come in hues that range from dark to light in the sleek uncluttered patterns to spruce your living space with a trendy and stylish touch. These rugs can serve as either the foundation or focal feature of a room or for those drawn to minimalist looks, the Himalayan Collection delivers it in all your areas.
 

Subtle tone-on-tone stripes give the Solid collection a sophistication all its own. These rugs can pull the contrasting elements of a room into a beautifully cohesive whole.


At Anadol we seek to create floor art that elevates and inspires. Adding our Himalayan Rug collection to a room can completely transform its atmosphere. 

              modern contemporary himalayan rug  modern contemporary himalayan rug    modern contemporary himalayan rug           

            modern contemporary himalayan rug   modern contemporary himalayan rug  modern contemporary himalayan rug

 

To view more of the  rugs from our Himalayan Collection visit here or reach us out 


 
Jun, 22, 2023

Lifelong Rugs | The Angora Oushak Collection

How to Elevate Your Interiors with Atlas Rug Collection?

The Atlas Collection is inspired by traditional hand-crafted Moroccan rugs. This decorative collection presents an updated take on tribal motifs & showcases striking contemporary patterns with a sophisticated color palette. Chic geometric patterns, repeating diamonds, and exotic icons are presented in soft and bold colors. 

Color palette

Traditional Atlas rugs commonly feature neutral colors such as whites, creams, grays, and browns. However, modern variations may incorporate vibrant colors as well. Atlas rugs are known for their dense pile and plush texture. 


Blue Ivory Turkish hand-knotted rug    Blue GrayTurkish hand-knotted rug   Multi color Turkish hand-knotted rug
 

Technique

Each rug is hand-knotted 100% natural handspuned wool fibers with craftsmanship that reflects the collection’s nomadic heritage.

Using techniques passed down through the centuries, our local Artisans hand-weave Turkish knots from luxurious Anatolian high-plateau Angora blend wool. This creates a collection that is vibrant and free-spirited but also captures the ancient artistic soul of Anatolia, refined over centuries of tradition. These rugs are striking in their exoticness and can contrast beautifully with Modern interiors or complement traditional spaces with a harmonic tone.

                         Blue Turkish hand-knotted rug                           Blue Ivory Turkish hand-knotted rug
 

Durability

The Atlas rug collection is also recreated for the Contemporary design world, It can withstand high amounts of traffic and it is crafted to be lived on. 

Ivory Turkish hand-knotted rug        Ivory Turkish hand-knotted rug

                                       Silver Blue Turkish hand-knotted rug               Ivory Black Turkish hand-knotted rug


Jun, 20, 2023

Lifelong Rugs | The Angora Oushak Collection

What makes Angora Oushak Rugs so Trendy?

This year we're bringing a little more artistry into your showrooms, homes, and sophisticated spaces. As the leaves change color outside, nature has a way of inspiring a beautiful summer decor inventive inside. We're focusing on Summer colored rugs this season that incorporate warm shades of pink, greens, and soft yet warm creamy oranges. We've selected warm-toned rugs that typify the mood of the summer season. Timeless character, and unique in style, these Summer colored rugs will make a perfect beginning for any room decor.                     


        
 


What makes Angora Oushak rugs so special?

Oushak rugs, also known as Ushak. Those area rugs woven in Ushak, Turkey, situated in the westernmost region of te Turkish Anatolian plateau, are special because they were not woven to be simply utilitarian floor covers. They were created as true works of Art. This is especially true for the antique Turkish Oushak rugs and fine rugs that were recent. Oushak rugs are highly regarded for their quality, the beauty of their designs, and unique cultural/historical significance. 

 


                                            

What's special about Ushak rugs?

The good Oushak rug examples are hand-woven rugs that were created by highly skilled rug weavers and artisans in Ushak, Turkey. Many of the best rugs were created using the best weaving materials.

 

What are the materials used in Angora Ushak rugs?

Wool and blend of Angora Wool – Wool rugs are the most common.

 

The Globally recognized Oushak rugs have a unique pattern. The perfect combination of fine materials gives Turkish rugs their unique aesthetics, bold colors, and high durability. Made with the finest materials – Oushak rugs are typically made up of soft lustrous wool, fine superior quality Angora Wool. These materials are typically used alone or combined together. The anatomy of an Oushak typically consists of a distinctive design, usually an all-over pattern.
 



                          
                                              

With a distinct weaving technique and the finest material that often features larger knots, the Turkish Oushak rug gives it a timeless quality that makes it an essential piece for any space that is large enough to support its design.


                                                    
 


Nov, 16, 2022

Lifelong Rugs | The Angora Oushak Collection
 

What makes Angora Oushak Rug unique?


"I always begin a room with the rug; it is literally the foundation of the space. I then go on to the furniture."

- Lee Radziwill

 

Inspired by an ancient and spiritual connection to the land which they call home, Oushak Rugs have woven homage to nature in their very fibers. Earthen tones of stone, Autumn leaves, shallow pools, and rustic sunsets play with light on the multi-faceted surfaces of these hand-woven art pieces. Each tuft is hand-shorn by artisans to create a truly unique piece that exists as a snapshot of its birthplace and evokes the natural world in any interior space.

 

Hand knotted Turkish oushak rugs

 

Design

Oushak Rugs’ transcendental yet light-hearted designs allow them to be astoundingly versatile. In their ancient profundity, they can create an emotional anchor to any room that can be played with by the talented designer. In a wood-heavy space, their warmth would be complimented. In a stone-heavy space, the natural themes are echoed. And in an ultra-modern space, the juxtaposition creates a visually delightful experience akin to salty and sweet desserts.

Trustworthiness 

Since its creation in 1984, family-owned Anadol Rug has pioneered the modern-age production of Angora Oushaks. We have since become the absolute authority on Authentic Antique Reproduction Angora Oushaks worldwide as we are not only the largest manufacturer of Oushaks but are humbly considered to be the finest producer of them by designers and connoisseurs around the world.


Our rugs are so true to the originals that we are proud to be recognized as the only Angora Oushak producer in the world to own a Geographical Patent for Angora Oushak Rugs as approved by the Turkish Patent Office, Usak Chamber of Commerce, Turkish Ministry of Industry, and the Turkish Union of Chambers & Commodity Exchanges.
 

Responsibility

We hire local artisans in Usak, Turkey - the ancient birthplace of the Oushak Rug - and pay them fair wages to ensure their long-term well-being as well as our rugs’ authenticity. It’s them and their techniques, passed down through generations, that is the secret to our quality. It’s with pride that we partner with and employ hundreds of local artisans to keep the beauty of Oushak Rugs alive and true to their nature, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable way.
 

Technique

To ensure even further accuracy, we utilize hand-spun high-plateau Anatolian wool blended with Angora wool. We use this proprietary blend on original designs and techniques that don’t involve technology or chemicals in the production or finishing process to create a true echo of the past that respects ancient tradition. It’s this respect and attention to detail that makes us certain that our Angora Oushak Rugs will become tomorrow’s next masterpiece antiques.
 

It’s our unyielding commitment to quality and authenticity that has blessed us with AmericasMart’s Most Magnificent Carpet Award seven times! We invite you to explore our collection and allow your creativity to play. If you would like to consult or explore design concepts or custom projects, please do contact our knowledgeable staff. And most importantly, have fun!


Nov, 16, 2022

Lifelong Rugs | The Angora Oushak Collection

5 Features of The Best Oushak Rugs

The Aesthetics of a Classic, a Product of the Present

Interior Designers from around the world rely on the ancient-yet-timeless designs of Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs to add effortless luxury to any space. The rustic colors and prismatic hand-woven wool and Angora blend fibers play with light to delight those who behold them. Medallion and floral motifs adorn Oushak Rugs and add warm energy to spaces. But what many Interior Designers love most about them is their versatility. They miraculously complement both traditional and contemporary design philosophies, fitting in perfectly in modern spaces and more classic ones.

 

Oushaks have something in common with champagne…


Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs hail from Western Turkey in the region of U┼čak. Like Champagne, Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs can only be called genuine if they are made in that region and we are the only Angora Oushak producer in the world to own a Geographical Patent for Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs as approved by the Turkish Patent Office. So if you truly demand authenticity, only Anadol can deliver that to you.
 

True Beauty and Authenticity Through Traditional Craftmanship


Using traditional methods passed down for generations, our craftspeople hand-knot every Genuine Angora Oushak Rug we make, instilling them with the spirit of the past, but with a contemporary perspective. The hand-knotted nature of our Angora Oushaks is not capable of being replicated by machines. This can be a many-month-long process involving several craftspeople working in shifts!
 

The Finest Materials Make The Finest Rugs


Among Turkish Rugs, Oushaks are considered some of the finest. This is due to the luxurious and locally sourced materials we use. Only the softest wool and the finest Angora blend are utilized to make our Genuine Angora Oushak Rugs. This lends them an opulent underfoot feeling that is unmatched by any other area rug. If you’ve never walked on a hand-woven Angora Oushak rug, you need to find out what that feels like!
 

A Respect for Our Planet and People


We employ hundreds of craftspeople in rural regions and pay them good wages for their artistic talents because we respect and appreciate them. This helps support local economies and families. But our responsibilities also extend to our Earth; we tried to use all-natural dyes whenever possible, and do not use harsh chemicals in the production of our Authentic Angora Oushak Rugs.

COVER MAGAZINE / ISSUE 66 / SPRING 2022