Homemade oriental rugs are a long-lasting and versatile fashion statement, but how do you make sure they go with your new home? First, you should start with the rug. The color of the rug can help you determine the room’s color scheme. Are you looking for a warm color — hoping to make the room feel cozy? Or are you looking for something more modern and cool? The rug can influence the atmosphere in your new home. For example, a rug with the French floral Aubusson pattern could be the first step in establishing the formal French mood and ambiance.

On the other hand, the setting can also influence the style of rug you choose. An 18th century English decor could be the ideal setting for an English-patterned needlepoint rug as well as a traditional Chinese Peking carpet. For a less formal setting, you might want to find a dhurrie or a kilim.

Handwoven in China, these classic Persian and Chinese rugs unite the living and dining room.
Handwoven in China, these classic Persian and Chinese rugs unite the living and dining room.
A Chinese Kilim accents this dining room.
A Chinese Kilim accents this dining room.