A traditional rug in a modern room is a great way to add warmth, character and a touch of antiquity to what can sometimes be a cold and uninviting contemporary space.

Traditional rugs are without doubt a class-apart. Their amazing craftsmanship and detail-oriented designs make them a classic choice amongst design enthusiasts. Not only do traditional rugs stand the test of time, each rug tells a story so with a traditional rug you’re also adding cultural appeal.

If you’re not sure how to integrate a classic, traditional rug into a contemporary space, here are some great ways you can go about it:

1. Bring Uniformity into the Room Through the Traditional Rug

Contemporary houses are often minimalistic and many people worry that adding a traditional rug to the space will detract from the minimalist aesthetic but a well chosen traditional rug will complement the minimalist interior and not detract from the design.

Choosing the right colour is important. Most people visualise traditional rugs and very deep and dark in colour and therefore shy away from traditional rugs particularly in homes where the palette is quite neutral. The best way to select a rug is is to stick with the overall colour palette. Make sure that the traditional rug you place in the room matches the overall shade spectrum. Simply select an undertone for the space and stick to it.

Fine rugs that are minimalist in their colour palette, but grand in their designs are a must-have. It is also a way of playing it safe. A great choice are Anatolian carpets,  they are durable, long lasting, super-easy to maintain and you will never regret your decision!

2. Go Bold With The Patterns

Most of the time, traditional rugs are bold when it comes to patterns. Their designs are exquisite, and this is what sets them apart from conventional rugs. They don’t showcase the laziness of abstract art or an urgency like the shaggy rugs. Rather, they know how to make a statement in whichever living space they are placed.

While selecting a traditional rug, you will come across a variety of options. For your contemporary living space, you need an item that would add some personality to your room while appearing connected with the contemporary artwork you have placed all around the space! Hence, be careful with the design you opt for. The bolder the pattern, the better its aura would be!

3. Add Spare To Your Kitchen With A Traditional Rug

Are you itching to experiment a bit around the house? Do it by adding a traditional rug in the kitchen. Now, you don’t need to go for an expensive, big-size rug for that matter. Just choose a medium or small rug and place it right in the middle of the kitchen. If you can keep it clean, there is nothing better than a kitchen rug!

Nonetheless, the size of your kitchen also matters quite a lot! If you have a huge kitchen and the dining table is placed right there, setting the rug under the table would be a great choice. People who have single-colored, contemporary kitchens are always looking for ways through which they can add some color to them. A traditional rug with a detailed design would be a great choice to make!

4. Have A Runner In The Hallway

Your guests would enter the hallways first and then would go ahead into the house. If you want to catch their attention, there is no better way to do so than by making your hallway captivating. And, trust me, a traditional runner adds so much glamour to the hallway that you won’t need to do anything extra.

Mostly dark colors like maroons and reds are best for hallways that are pretty long! However, you can also go for browns and rusts if you want to play it safe. Adding a few contemporary planters in the hallway would further elevate its looks!