How To Choose Contemporary and Transitional Area Rugs

Area rugs have a beauty and charm of their own no matter what the design and style selected. However, which type of area rug you choose to opt for depends largely on your decor needs, the room it has to be placed in, and the over all aesthetic you have in mind. Contemporary and transitional area rugs make for beautiful additions to any home. It is important to know the differences in these two styles to ultimately make the right choice of area rug for your needs.

Contemporary styles are in and that is true for area rugs also.  But unlike other furnishings, there are some special considerations you should be aware of when choosing contemporary area rugs.  The most important one is that unlike a lot of decorative accessories, fine rugs are the longest lasting piece of furnishings you will be placing in your home, and probably one of the more costly ones. So don’t go for fads and extremes in contemporary designs.  Choose more moderate designs that don’t look like a computer whipped them out, and preferably ones that are easy on the eyes and don’t look like they belong on the deck of the starship Enterprise.  This way the rugs will look in tune with the trend today, but be timeless.

Transitional rugs usually have similarity motifs to traditional rugs, or are based on the basic designs of traditional rugs but they are redone and/or are rearranged in a contemporary style giving them a very refreshing look, but without an absolute deviation from the traditional rugs.  I highly recommend transitional rugs, simply because they are timeless, and work with many types of styles.  The fact that they won’t get dated and their versatility are very important factors that make me choose transitional designs as often as I can for my design projects.

The following are some examples of desirable contemporary and transitional area rugs designs that will be timeless and not look dated in a year or two.

How To Choose Contemporary and Transitional Area Rugs

By Saeed Aslam

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