5115 American Blvd W. Bloomington, MN 55437
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Some area rug styles make for a warmer, more inviting home in dropping temperatures, while some elevate your home’s style and ambiance. With a wide variety of rug styles and types to choose from, Cyrus Artisan Rugs can help you find the perfect piece for your room.
Our artisan carpets come in the following styles:
Traditional area rugs originate from Asia and Europe, with Persia (modern-day Iran) being the most well-known exporter of these pieces. Traditional carpets often have vines, flowers, scrollwork, and other Persian details in their designs. These rugs are ideal for centering any space as they feature inner borders with detailed patterns.
You can also place a modern or contemporary area rug in your space. Modern area rugs are excellent neutral elements for centering an area. Meanwhile, contemporary carpets feature patterns that make a bold statement. These pieces can even give modern spaces a beautiful backdrop. Contemporary rugs are stylish pieces, with textures or loop-piled weaves in their construction. They feature vivid hues and unique shapes as well.
Transitional rug styles are also prominent in our extensive collection. Their combination of traditional and contemporary styles exudes a modern look while maintaining that classical charm. Transitional carpets feature floral motifs and borders, neutral hues, and updated traditional patterns. These area rugs can make rooms with a traditional décor a dash of sophistication or give modern spaces more warmth.
We also have tribal rugs for homeowners with more eccentric tastes. Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) and central Asia’s nomads and semi-nomadic tribes produce these traditional pieces. Tribal area rugs showcase striking, geometric motifs and stunning natural materials and dyes. The geometric patterns go well with modern furniture’s sleek design, while the natural materials can make even the most contemporary homes feel rustic.
Our artisan collection showcases traditional, contemporary, transitional, and tribal styles. These carpet types include the following:
Runners are perfect for hallways—but homeowners can make their bedsides, kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces look stunning with these pieces. Stripes, geometric prints, and Oriental designs are ideal motifs for these area rugs, and our runners have these patterns. We offer solid-colored pieces and runners with natural fibers as well.
Our collection also has large area rugs to complement any space in your home. Oversized carpets fit grand areas that need a balanced look. These pieces can cover certain areas in your room or your flooring. Some oversized rugs come in vibrant hues so they don’t overpower your interior, while some pieces have repetitive patterns to fit furniture layouts.
We even have antique and vintage distressed carpets to help you bring old-fashioned charm to your space. These timeless area rugs are just as beautiful as our other artisan pieces, with intricate motifs and details. Moroccan area rugs can also be great additions to your space—our inventory has these pieces in different patterns and colors. The asymmetrical beauty of these pieces makes them popular among rug collectors and homeowners.
Cyrus Rugs also boasts numerous handcrafted pieces from renowned rug brands and designers. We’ve partnered with these top companies and personalities to give you premium, handmade area rugs. Made by skilled artisans, each branded and designer piece shows excellent craftsmanship and detailed motifs. These area rugs also come in different styles to make your space unique.
Our artisan carpet collection carries pieces from the following rug brands:
We also offer elegant carpets from our in-house brand, with a broad selection of pieces to complement any space.
Along with premium collections from top area rug brands, Cyrus Rugs carries handcrafted carpets designed by famed interior and rug designers. Our curated collection has pieces from these designers:
Each designer rug in our inventory features varied themes, hues, and motifs—making them true works of art. Moreover, their designers have imbued their ideals and philosophies into these area rugs. Nature’s beauty, minimalism, and serenity rooted in Eastern philosophy have inspired world-famous carpet designers.
Skilled artisans produce exquisite, timeless area rugs using various manufacturing and weaving methods. These techniques range from traditional hand-knotting to machine-made processes. Our area rug collection has hand-crafted and machine-made pieces with intricate, detailed designs as the product of meticulous craftsmanship.
Among rug manufacturing methods, hand-knotting is one of the most commonly used techniques in crafting area rugs. Hand-knotting started over two thousand years ago, with historians claiming that nomadic tribes in Central Asia created this method. Artisans create hand-knotted carpets on a specially designed loom, and they thoroughly weave these pieces for months and even years.
On the other hand, some carpet manufacturers produce area rugs through hand-tufting. Hand-tufting is the fastest rug manufacturing technique compared to hand-knotting. While artisans weave hand-knotted carpets with knots, rugmakers that produce tufted rugs don’t use knots to create those pieces. They use loops of yarn made with a tufting gun—they pull these loops through the carpet’s backing.
Hand-hooking is another common rug manufacturing technique. Several rugmakers create hand-hooked carpets with a technique similar to hand-tufting. However, the method keeps loops intact. A gun-like tool helps weave tufted rugs faster than hand-knotted pieces. The loops on tufted carpets stay complete and give them their uniquely embroidered appearance.
Area rugs can also be flat-woven—these pieces don’t have a pile and lie flat, hence their name. Flat-woven carpets feature a distinct weaving style for fully intertwined yarn. Rug brands can produce these area rugs by hand or by machine. Soumak weaves are examples of flat-woven rugs, with no pile and tapestry-like weaves that make them shaggy and textured.
Lastly, there are machine-made or power-loomed rugs. Manufacturers produce these pieces on high-powered looms and use wool or synthetic fibers to craft these carpets. They practically use machines in creating power-loomed pieces, which involves less labor. Machine-made carpets feature most characteristics of handmade pieces and come at remarkably low prices.
Persian and Oriental area rugs come in various hues. Picking carpet colors is mostly connected to your thoughts about these elements in your home, deeming it essential to a rug’s entire design.
You can find a carpet in the following colors:
Each of these shades have unique meanings and symbols. Blue stood for solitude, honesty, power, and the afterlife, while red symbolized happiness, joy, luck, and a vital life force. Meanwhile, green meant hope, renewal, and paradise. Artisans would use the color on areas of a carpet where people don’t walk on.
Yellow, white, and black also hold meaning. Yellow symbolized the sun and Persians associated the color with radiance. Moreover, white invoked different meanings: purity and peace or mourning and grief. Black symbolized death and destruction—rug artisans didn’t design carpets with the color, but they created outlines and borders with it.
Besides the colors above, our collection has pieces in grey, pink, violet, multi-color, and neutral hues. Grey carpets match various room themes and colors, while neutral rugs offer lavish comfort. We even have pink and multicolor area rugs to help you give your room a pop of color.
Carpets anchor your space and give it extra texture, comfort, and charm. If you’re planning to decorate a room with area rugs, here are some helpful tips:
Define your space with rugs. You can do this in a studio apartment or bigger rooms that need defining.
Create variety. Placing two same-sized carpets in your space visually splits it. Different-sized pieces will help you create a sense of variety.
Create harmony. Multiple rugs with matching styles are much better for your space. Otherwise, you might get a clashing or unpleasant effect.
Get ideas for a color scheme. You can accent or tie in your space’s existing shades with an area rug if you’re placing it after you put your furniture.
Control the volume. A more subdued carpet suits rooms with intricately patterned upholstery or wallpaper, while pieces with busier motifs or stronger hues give spaces with quite subtle walls and upholstery more interest.
Use pattern as texture. Look for motifs that’ll match your furniture. Plain furniture calls for intriguing patterns, while plain carpets complement intriguing furniture.
Dress up a wall. You can display your carpet or make it a focal point by using the piece like a wall hanging.
Play around with shapes. Find the perfect rug shape for your room, then pick a square, round, or oval-shaped piece if it’s a better match for your furniture.
Get the right rug size.
Subtract three feet from your space’s length and width if you’re after a room-sized carpet.
Leave at least 24” of a dining table rug from the table’s edge out on all sides so that the back legs of your chairs stay on the carpet.
If you’re placing runners in a space, get one that’s four inches narrower than your hallway and 18 to 24 inches shorter.
Update your room. Update your space as seasons change or to usher new color trends by changing carpets.
Add rugs to high-traffic areas with hardwood floors. A carpet will protect the flooring and help it get less damage.
Area rugs can draw interest to your living room, bedroom, or another space in your room. But these pieces can also lose their wonderful looks over time. Thus, maintaining carpets is essential. Here are some steps to follow in cleaning your carpet:
Gather your tools and supplies. You’ll typically need rug shampoo and water to clean your carpet, along with a soft-bristle brush or sponge and a bucket.
Remove dirt and debris. Thoroughly vacuum both sides of your carpet.
Mix your cleaner.
Do a color test. Do this step so the colors don’t run when you apply your cleaner to the rug.
Wash and rinse the carpet.
Remove excess water.
Let the rug dry.
You can also have your area rug professionally cleaned—especially if it’s made from delicate materials. Professional area rug cleaning services help improve personal health, airflow inside your home, and your carpet’s look and feel. These services can make your area rug’s lifespan longer as well.
Along with cleaning your carpet, you can keep the following tips in mind for a long-lasting rug:
Use a rug liner to keep your carpet from slipping or creeping. Get the right liner for your floor and in the right size so that your rug doesn’t slip.
Rotate your carpet. This tip helps guarantee even wear and prevent excess fading and damage.
Always vacuum your area rug. Vacuum your carpet at least once a month.
Clean spills on your carpet fast.
Roll rugs when moving or storing. Keep a rolled carpet from crushing or getting damaged by putting it over your furniture.
Craftsmen used gold, orange, brown, and beige in their designs as well. Persian floor rugs for royalty or prominent families had gold as their sole color. The hue stood for wealth, power, and prestige. Artisans wove golden threads throughout carpet designs, which creates subdued yet distinct elegance. They would also combine gold with brown, a color that symbolized the Earth and fertility.
Orange held a much deeper meaning in Asia. People associated the color with Buddhism and Hinduism, making it ideal for artisans wanting to express piety, humility, faith, and devotion. Craftsmen also made various designs with the combination of white and beige. Both colors made magnificent carpet bases and accents.
Are you looking to adorn your house or commercial space with indoor area rugs? We cater to homeowners and rug aficionados in Des Moines, Iowa. At Des Moines, you’ll find famous landmarks such as the Des Moines Art Center,Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Some notable universities in the area include Des Moines University, Des Moines Area Community College, and Drake University.
Cyrus Artisan Rugs has a vast array of Persian carpets for various areas. Our indoor rug collection offers well-crafted pieces from top brands and designers, with unique styles and designs for more fascinating spaces. We even have custom area rugs to fit different room sizes.
Our showroom accepts orders for Oriental rugs within Des Moines. Contact us to learn more about our inventory or other services, including area rug cleaning in Des Moines.