The Return of Art-Deco in Carpets
Posted on February 25th, 2011
The many styles and designs we see today is the blossom of the yester years imaginations and creativity. One of the most famous line or discipline of art in the modern sense is what we know as Art Deco. This type of style ranges from the sleek and flashy lines combined with modern style yet nostalgic and memorable. Art Deco derived its name from the ‘Exposition des Arts Decoratifs’ which was held in Paris, France in 1925. This particular style was first fashionable between the eras of the rolling 1920’s and the pre-war-post war rackets of the 1940’s. The style was often attributed and widely used in It was often used in cruise liners, and many Hollywood movies of the 1930s made use of such design concept. In homes and offices almost furniture and object made the drop to the Art Deco mood. From sofa to seats, carpets and rugs and even vases and walls are design and influence by Art Deco. One fantastic example is the remake of the blockbuster hit Titanic portrayed the Art Deco ambience of the ship’s lobby and all its surroundings.
Most of the time Art Deco is confused with the Art Nouveau style, the Art Nouveau style can be seen the designs of the sets and ambience in the movie the Golden Compass. Although in the market today, Art Nouveau rugs are available still contemporary rugs are much prepared for most offices and modern apartments. The reason for this is that these kinds of designs and style blend beautifully with the sleek minimalist approaches with the new high rise and modern architecture. In this line Art Deco style is more modern and apparent in its outlook. As with all styles, it was heavily influenced by ideas and fashions of the time. Today Art deco comes in many renditions. Contemporary rugs, those who had playful mix of colors and patterns comes in various sizes and materials. Much of them are made from modern and synthetic ones.
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Giving value to rug making
Posted on February 21st, 2011
The rugs that we have in our homes have a rich past of traditions and craftsmanship. That is why certain carpets and contemporary rugs in the market today still cost as much as they were first made hundreds and even thousands of years ago. It all began with weaving. Simple mats, baskets and fruit containers were made of leaves, stalks, reeds and grasses and other natural materials found in the surroundings. By origin the ‘rugs’ that were used in homes were probably rough dried skins of hunted animals used as floor coverings in the homes of prehistoric hunters. Animal hide that had piles and fur made the flooring of the caves where they live a more habitable and warm. Mist likely spread all throughout the area. And since humans become more intelligent and progressive, other materials were discovered. Skilled hands bounded these new materials and form object which serves value to their everyday life. Like food baskets for fruits and other items.
Weaving is primarily the root of rug making. Historical and archaeological evidence revealed that weaving and the existence of rugs in many ancient civilizations like those in Mesopotamia (Iran) , Mayans and Incas as far back as 7000 and 8000 B.C. In other continents where progress and developments flourished like those in Egypt and Persia , wool from sheep, goat and other animals and of course cotton were utilized and the technology were developed during the third millennium B.C.E. The orient land also discovered such skills. The cradle of Asian civilization: China were also crucial to the proliferation and development of the textile industry. In Mongolia and the high regions in the Himalayans nomadic herders were among the first to develop and weave wool rugs.
The technique of weaving and rug making developed in many other parts of the world in Europe, and even in some parts of the Americas as far back as 5500 B.C.E. Weavers began to use natural colors. Discovering the magic of dyes and colored pigment they began experimenting blending colored patterns. Chinas greatest contribution to mankind, the discovery of silk made the possibility of including the ornate, elaborate embroidery onto rugs. Turkey and Mongolia and others contributed to the development of more sophisticated looms and weaving techniques has turned the simple handicraft skill of rug-making from necessity to art form.
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Rugs Are For Kids Too
Posted on February 17th, 2011
Much to our attention are the spaces in which our beloved children play and stay. Keeping their spaces not only clean and tidy but also aesthetically nice and exciting is a challenge. Children furniture are easy pick because they come in themes and sizes. Children’s rugs are also a nice addition to their room or space. in the market today, there are many kid’s bedroom and kids play room ornaments choices. The style and material all depends on your pick and of course more importantly your budget. Considering the fact that the living room and the kitchen and the master’s bedroom are the primary places that makes the number one in our priorities, still the kid’s spaces are more important.
Children’s rugs should be given importance. The choices we make should consider the fact that these materials added to their space does not only elevate the beauty of the room but also in contributes to their total well being. The stage of development in children is greatly affected by their environment. Psychologists suggest bright colors and decors including different textures and shapes. Finely designed children’s rugs provide the educational stimulus and primary playground experience for your child’s initial formative years. The choice you should make then should consider the theme, size, shape and design.
Shopping and buying for different children’s area rugs should be a great opportunity for you to experiment and have fun. You should pick and choose the theme of the rug to equal the theme of the room to where it will be placed. Children’s room theme varies from classic solid colors to cartoon characters and even movie or cinema inspired. Dainty floral and landscapes theme are also popular. These themed rooms should have matching color of the walls and the feel of the furniture. Since the theme of the room should tie up together. Many designer rugs and even discount rugs are now offering best selling brands which offer choices of designs including fairy tales, storybook characters,, pirate inspired treasure maps, classic circus and carnival, space and aliens and many more. Rug pad are all available and comes in themes and available in many shapes and colors.
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Rug Protecting your Hardwood Floors
Posted on February 8th, 2011
Hardwood floors are expensive parts of any homes or office. The beauty and aura they add to the atmosphere of your home or office is much appreciated and considered in most interior designs. But hardwood floors is also quiet hard to maintain. Apparent care and preservation of your hardwood floors must be brought into attention most especially in high traffic areas, an area rug maybe place in these areas to protect your hardwood floors. Moreover when furniture are always moved or displaced, the floor must be somehow covered with a carpet or a rug.
Hard wood floors are quiet an investment and one thing which you can do to protect them is conveniently using furniture leg protectors. These protectors are made of felt pads that attaches to the leg or your chair, centre table or any furniture. You can easily purchase them at any home improvement stores and they are easy to attach. But the drawbacks of using this product is that when furniture are moved frequently they also wear out due to abrasion, and the last thing you notice there’s a really bad scratch on your beautiful floor. Another problem is that when chair legs are not evenly flat they will wear out quickly. Leg protectors are dirt and grit and when you not so keen on checking them once in a while, you may well be depositing a lot of grits and dust under them which may well create a miniature sand paper that will surely ruin your hardwood floors.
So still the best option is to place your sofa or couch in area rugs or rug pads. Actually, there are many rugs for sale. Protective throw rugs should be placed in many parts of the home. In places where there are more foot traffic like those in exterior door entries, the main door, kitchen, living rooms and the landing on stairs. Consider also other special places where to put rugs these places include areas in hallways or foyers, corridors and near the kitchen counter where a lot of things going on when you prepping up for dinner or something.
Exquisite Persian rugs may be a good idea to place in areas where you do a lot of pleasurable entertaining like in the living room or sala, but the best advice we get from interior design experts is not to cover up the entire hardwood floor just place the exact size that would fit you area. After all its the hardwood floor you want to show off. Having accent rugs is also a great idea it adds contrast to your hardwood floors. But if you have a limited space you can also ask for custom rugs which a supplier can easily help you.
Go Green in Your Home with Eco-Friendly Rugs
Posted on February 2nd, 2011
The word is out: going green is the new trend for those of you whom are truly seeking to become as environmentally friendly as you can. There are many different ways that folks can do their part to assure that their homes are as friendly to environment as possible. One such way is by making sure that you only buy environmentally safe products.
Many people are evening choosing to go with a more vintage and aged look when it comes to their home furnishings so they can do their part with helping to assure that our environment stays as healthy as possible, and that we can all work together in the worldwide battle to combat global warming. One of the ways that you can be more kind to the environment is by how you choose to decorate your home. Always look for products that are all-natural and do not contain any materials or chemicals that can be deemed harmful to the environment.
Many home owners are choosing to remodel their home floors using reclaimed woods, oaks and cork. Others are refinishing older furniture and reusing it to avoid having to purchase newer furniture which contributes to the felling of trees in the forest.
And even more people are choosing to only purchase all-natural rugs and area rugs to decorate their homes, which are made out of eco friendly materials that benefit the environment. By assuring that the flooring and the area rugs in your home meet the eco friendly standards of today, you can know that you are indeed doing your part to help battle global warming.
Being more eco friendly is not just a choice anymore, is a must-do that we as members of society and as responsible homeowners have to do to assure that our world remains clean and healthy for millions of years to come. By assuring that you only decorate your home with environmentally safe items, like all natural area rugs, reused flooring and chemical free furniture, you can rest assured that you are doing your part.