Rugs have been part of human civilization for more than 4,000 years. This simple floor covering has evolved into more than its early practical uses. Today, rugs are used by interior designers to add dimension and luxury to a particular space. These decorative pieces are welcome variations in different styles and artful conceptions.
For instance, there’s no denying that a bedroom with dark hardwood floors, walls, and ceiling can create a rich and antiquated ambiance. However, the dark color will absorb much of the light in the room. Adding a large white square area rug in that space will create a contrasting effect against the dark hardwood material. The result is a bright span of luxurious material that illuminates that particular part of the room.
Conversely, if the space is too bright, a dark bedroom area rug can mute that brightness and scale down its rather garish glow. It can even act as a backdrop or a sort of spotlight to accentuate a particular piece of furniture. This is quite effective if the furniture in question is the room’s main attraction, such as a king-size bed in the bedroom.
These scenarios are just a few ways of how proper rug choice can change the dynamic of a room and complement its existing design.
Our Scottsdale, AZ rug showroom features an extensive collection of magnificent pieces made by some of the most well-known names in the industry. We also feature rugs from popular brands covering different cultures and heritage. If you’re thinking of adding a subtle or bold design to a space in your abode, visit our Scottsdale showroom. We’re more than confident you’ll find a piece that’ll truly complement the style you’re going after.
Cyrus Rugs carries an extensive assortment of rugs in different sizes, shapes, colors, patterns, and more. Our collection is mainly divided into four different categories: tribal rugs, traditional rugs, contemporary rugs, and transitional rugs.
Tribal rugs, as the name suggests, originated from different cultures like the Kurds and the Turkmen. Today, homeowners and interior designers alike favor tribal rugs with geometric patterns with a neutral tone.
For instance, large black and white area rugs would usually have simple diamond or crisscrossed motifs all over the pile. These carpets are often found in dining rooms with neutral tones or a vibrant central theme.
This results in the area rug complementing the existing design rather than acting as one of the room’s main features. In turn, it creates a blend between modern motifs and tribal patterns, creating an amalgamation of both cultures.
Meanwhile, traditional rugs carry the timeless ornate patterns of the Persian, European, Victorian, and Oriental eras. Those patterns come in different forms like diamonds, octagons, hexagons, or intricate circular designs.
As for the color, it’s usually following a single shade whether red, blue, brown, or maroon. One look at a traditional rug, and you’ll instantly recognize its archaic but luxurious feel.
On the other hand, contemporary rugs are the complete opposite of traditional rugs as they set aside traditional motifs for more modern designs and patterns. It favors bold patterns and more playful and romantic themes that greatly contrast the conventional traditional designs. As a result, contemporary rugs are often considered accessories on their own as they are much more suited for spaces with a modern flair.
Last but not least is transitional rugs. Of the four, transitional rugs are the most complicated piece as they blend traditional and contemporary types. For instance, a transitional rug may carry the luxury color themes of a traditional rug but lacks the intricate patterns of such design. Instead, it will usually have asymmetrical decorations where it leaves a distinct impression.
There are also a variety of transitional rugs that mix geometric motifs with soft and neutral hues. This is usually placed in rooms with similar neutral themes where it will further reinforce the minimalistic approach.
Think of square area rugs with a Navajo white color theme and tamed flora patterns. Then picture it positioned in a subdued colored nursery where calm and silence rule the atmosphere. A similar argument can be made when the same rug is placed in a library to soften the tones of its dark wood walls and ceiling.
When choosing between the four, always consider what it is you’re going for. Don’t be afraid to try different rugs to ensure you’re achieving the desired atmospheric mood.
Selecting a floor covering from our Scottsdale showroom can often be an overwhelming yet exciting task. We hold some of the best rugs made by several well-known names in the interior design trade.
And one of these names is none other than James Tufenkian, head and founder of the Tufenkian brand. Years ago, Tufenkian shook the US interior design industry by deviating from already popular pieces like Persian rugs and settling for Tibetan production.
The move was an instant hit, although he didn’t stop there. Apart from materials, he also deviated from designs saturating the market and introduced other motifs from different corners of the globe like Chinese latticework.Today, Tufenkian brings a fresh perspective to the rug industry to prevent it from getting stale and maintaining its dynamic nature.
Erbil Tezcan is another well-known name in the rug world. Although Tezcan hails from Turkey and has multiple awards under his belt, he admits he wasn’t as passionate about them back then. However, his love for design ultimately led him to the rug industry. His gift is reimagining depictions and translating them into captivating motifs in a rug. It’s for this reason that he calls himself a “translator” rather than a “designer.”
He often looks at riveting photographs for inspiration and reconfigures them in his head. One such photograph features a lake, stream, and vegetation. This led to the creation of the rug called Divine, with Tezcan explaining that the gold and red hues in the carpet represent autumn.
If you’re looking for a rug inspired by nature, you might want to check the pieces created by Barbara Barry. From the color and patterns of flower fields to the mesmerizing pull of the Milky Way, Barry tries to incorporate them in her work. She also takes some of her inspiration from some of the scribblings she’s done years prior. As for her color motifs, she favors sticking to a single color and utilizing its different shades in her designs.
Another immense presence – not just in the rug industry but the entire fashion world – is Ralph Lauren. Lauren favors comfort and a sense of belongingness when it comes to designing a space. And similar to Tezcan, Lauren is extremely passionate about expressing himself through his designs. His rugs are eclectic and always have that refreshing feel to them, giving the impression of a distinct emotion on an already classic motif.
Other pieces featured in our Scottsdale, AZ rug collection includes designs from:
Apart from these well-known designers, we also feature pieces from popular brands. These include Lapchi, Tamarian, Nourison, and our very own Cyrus Artisan rugs.
Each of these brands has a different and recognizable style that captivates different people. Lapchi Lauren rugs focus on beautiful Tibetan craftsmanship, while Nourison focuses on rich color and gripping patterns even with their more affordable rugs.
Here are other brands included in our wide Scottsdale rug catalog:
Tibet Rug Company
Wool & Silk Rugs
Our showroom has both machine-made and handwoven pieces. Here are the weaves of our rugs:
Hand-knotted rugs carry the most value among these choices as making them takes far longer. But they also have the highest quality as they’re made with detailed precision to bring out a luxurious and sophisticated presentation.
Unlike hand-knotted rugs that have thousands of knots in them, flat-woven rugs are made like a basket. They’re also woven in a way that their design mirrors the front and back, allowing you to flip them over and the design would still be similar.
As for the most affordable rugs, we got power-loomed and machine-loomed rugs. These are made using natural materials or synthetic fibers, allowing designers and homeowners on a budget to have a way to decorate their homes and spaces.
Decorating a room with a rug is not as difficult as you think, but it still takes time and effort to be done correctly. For instance, if the room has a minimalistic design, adding a bedroom area rug with a vibrant color can add depth to its bearing.
Meanwhile, if your space already has an energetic intensity, tone it down with a neutral square area rug like a rug with a beige or Navajo-white hue. Always consider the size of your rug and see if it suits the space.
A small bedroom shouldn’t have a huge 8x10 rug as it will create a stifling impression. Instead, place it in a living room where it will provide the illusion of a larger space and create invisible yet distinct proportions.
Moreover, you’d want to consider other elements in the room like the paintings, draperies, and furniture. If the furniture, for instance, has curved and soft edges, a traditional rug will complement it.
You should also factor in the positioning of your rug. If the rug has a single elegant design – like a flower or a single geometrical shape – do not place it under a low table where the design will be partially hidden. Try to position under a piece of furniture with elevated or exposed legs where it can show off its elegance.
Cyrus Rugs have a Scottsdale, AZ rug showroom where you can personally inspect our wide selection of handmade pieces and designer rugs. Our approachable staff will provide you with sample swatches so you can check and examine the design and materials.
Yes, we do. Our “Try Before You Buy” program lets you take our sample pieces at home before finalizing your purchase. This program allows you to install the rug in your room to determine whether it’s the right fit. If it’s not, return the rug to the showroom, and we’ll give you another sample rug.
Our Scottsdale, AZ rug showroom allows you to rent a rug for props, advertising purposes, and special occasions. Some of our customers who avail of this service are realtors, photographers, and set designers.
This will depend on the size of the bed and the rug itself. If the rug is big enough to cover the entire bed and still has a bit of allowance, you can place it under the bed and ensure it’s not impeding any footpath.
If not, move the rug so it only covers two-thirds of where the bed is standing, with the free space given to the headboard side. Anything smaller than that should be placed at the side of the bed, especially if the bed is placed against the wall.
Take a damp towel and place it on the wrinkled area. Then, set your iron to steam setting and push down against the damp towel.
Do so in quick bursts to avoid burning the towel and the material underneath it. If your rug has a longer pile, soften the wrinkles by spraying it with a bit of water. Afterward, set your blow dryer to low heat and aim it at the crumpled area to get rid of the wrinkles.
Before storing your rugs, always make sure to clean them first to ensure no dirt clings to the material. Once done, tightly roll the rug, wrap it in fabric or plastic, and store it in an elevated area.
Failing to do so will risk the rug getting stained if a liquid gets spilled near its vicinity. Additionally, unroll the rug once a month and vacuum it as it will eventually accumulate dust. It’ll also allow you to check the rug for any damage done by insects or other elements.