Area rugs are not only considered as a piece of object to step on but it is primarily an art piece for your home or office. As an art piece it can break the monotony of your boring and dull room. Your choices of your area rug allow you to express your unique style and good taste. Area rugs have served as home décor basics since the beginning of home living. Plainly woven reed rugs and animal hide rugs provided the first flooring, sitting, and sleeping surfaces. For many families, the area rug was one of the household’s most valuable possessions. The oldest existing area rug in the world is known as the "Pazyryk" carpet, was discovered in 1949 by a Russian archeologist. Long frozen in ice, the carpet's strand, color, and designs were unbelievably well preserved. Dating back to the 5th Century BC, the Pazyryk carpet is considered an incomparable work of Scythian art, featuring beautiful details, proportioned patterns, rich insignia, and a hand-knotted method still popularly used today. Interior designers, urban home stylist and decorators frequently suggest area rugs as the best and simplest design element available to totally reinvent a room or to revitalize existing décor, while at the same time providing warmth and depth, sound absorption, and floor surface protection. Area rugs are made in a extensive diversity of styles, colors, patterns, materials, and prices. Area rugs present beautiful, practical floor covering, often at a lower cost than wall-to-wall carpeting. Choosing your area rug and thinking it as a piece of fine artwork or as a collector’s painting is one good investment your can make if your decorating your home or office.
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