Rugs are simple but versatile decorative pieces that can easily spruce up a home or space. You can choose from a myriad of colors, shapes, sizes, designs, and materials for your ideal rug. For instance, traditional square area rugs can add elegance to a particular space. On the other hand, black and white area rugs can lessen the visual noise of a cluttered or busy room. The shape and color of the rug are just a few of the many factors that you should consider before getting a rug for your space.
A good rule of thumb is to determine what type of room you’re going to place the rug in. Rugs with shades of red or yellow are ideal for living or dining room areas. These warm colors appear more inviting, encourage people to interact with one another, and even stimulate their appetites.
You can get grey or blue carpets for more intimate spaces like bedrooms, libraries, and studies to give the space a more calm and serene feel.
If you’re looking for rugs for your Stillwater, MN home, look no further than Cyrus Artisan Rugs. We have a massive rug inventory that can accommodate hundreds, if not thousands, of unique preferences. From tribal to contemporary pieces, we got them all. We also carry designer rugs from world-renowned names like Erbil Tezcan, Ralph Lauren, and James Tufenkian, to name a few.
Our Bloomington showroom serves customers in Stillwater. “The Birthplace of Minnesota” houses historic and modern attractions, with the Historic Lift Bridge as one notable landmark. Thanks to a Classical Revival-style concourse, timeless charm surrounds this bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Washington County Historic Courthouse is also a must-see if you’re in Stillwater. Minnesota’s longest-standing courthouse hosts daily tours, family activities, public events, and other enriching activities. You can also explore the Warden’s House Museum that highlights Stillwater’s lumbering industry and Washington County’s history.
Stillwater is near Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the hubs of Target, U.S. Bancorp, and Securian Financial Group. You can explore prestigious universities like Bethel University and Macalester College the next time you go to Stillwater. Notable residents from this city include politician Michele Bachmann and actress Jessica Lange.
If you’re looking to spruce up your Stillwater home in Minnesota, head over at Cyrus Rugs and get your dream rug for your space.
Cyrus carries four main rug types: tribal, traditional, contemporary, and transitional pieces.
Tribal rugs originated from nomadic and semi-nomadic traditions from weavers from Iran, Turkey, Caucasus, and Afghanistan. These rugs can bring a rustic feel to modern-themed homes. Mixing the style of both these periods produces a unique visual atmosphere in a room.
Traditional rugs also originated from Persian and Oriental cultures with their ornate designs that exude elegance and sophistication.
If your room already has refined elements like a chandelier or still-life painting, then adding a traditional rug could further elevate the appeal of these decors. Knowing what you want the room to emanate is essential in choosing the right rug for it.
Contemporary rugs break away from the old and sophisticated ambiance produced by tribal and traditional pieces. Instead, these pieces have more modern designs that are often associated with fun and playfulness. These rugs and carpets usually have a vintage or retro-inspired feel due to their more abstract and geometric designs.
As for positioning, interior designers would often pair contemporary pieces with massive furniture. These rugs and carpets are perfect accent pieces to these types of decor, even if they are partially covered. If your space has numerous prints and patterns, you can use contemporary rugs with related designs to serve as complementary pieces for the rest of the room.
Last is transitional rugs. This type is arguably our most complex rug type as it embodies elements taken from traditional and contemporary pieces.
Transitional pieces are your best middle ground if you don’t want to settle for strictly traditional or contemporary rugs. Their colors and designs are much more subdued compared to modern and traditional pieces. They are a subtler addition to any space and bring everything else in the room together. For example, an off-white curtain or warm-colored wooden floors are perfect for these types of rugs. A library with a minimalistic design can also benefit from transitional area rugs.
Our pieces include those made by celebrated masters in interior design. These creative minds are always looking for ways to push the boundaries of rug creation and give the industry something fresh and exciting.
Thomas O’Brien thrives on emphasizing the shapes and lines of his rug designs. He also draws inspiration from the materials he uses to make the rugs and make them stand out. His designs fall between modern and traditional styles. He prefers more versatile patterns that produce a traditional feel in a modernist space.
Then we have Jenny Jones. Jones has always placed a premium on telling stories using rug designs and bringing life to any space. She often uses her travel adventures as inspiration for her designs. It allows her to stay current with the dynamic world of rug creation. As such, it’s no surprise that Jones has remained relevant for more than two decades in the industry.
Our extensive collection also includes masterful pieces by Kevin Walz. Over the years, Walz has created a name for himself and has several prestigious awards under his name. One of which is the Prix de Rome fellowship from the American Academy. While Walz has never studied design, his background in fine arts gave him the tools to operate well in the rug industry. He was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1994 and became part of the Metropolitan Home Design 100 Hall of Fame in 1997.
Walz is a virtuoso in jumping between periods with his designs. He can pull inspiration from past designs and traditions while also combining them with more modern ideas. Walz is able to create culturally-appropriate rug patterns and techniques mixed with modern philosophies.
Speaking of achievements, we also have pieces made by Erbil Tezcan. Tezcan has created some of the most celebrated designs in this industry.
What’s interesting about Tezcan is his humble origins. He first worked in the shipping department of a rug company. After a while, he moved up the rank to sales and eventually got a managerial role. In 2010, he finally decided to strike out on his own. In 2017, he went on to win the illustrious Best Modern Design, Deluxe Rug award held in Hanover, Germany.
Today, Tezcan continuously creates creative pieces and collaborates with other artists and designers. One of these partnerships is with abstract painter Bryan Debreuiel.
Debreuiel’s work dubbed The Beautiful People inspired Tezcan to produce a rug of the same name. It’s the way the colors play on the canvas that pulled Tezcan in. He interpreted the artwork by softening the lines and translating that into a rug.
Here are other designers included in our rug collection:
Apart from these masters, Cyrus Rugs also carry pieces from well-known brands. Lapchi is one of these. Their rugs place paramount importance on the materials of their rugs, as they source them directly from areas like Nepal and Pakistan.
We also have Nourison and its myriad of rug shapes and patterns. Round area rugs, square area rugs, bedroom area rugs – the Nourison collection has them all. Moreover, Nourison has designs that are greatly influenced by American heritage. If you’re particular with those types of design, then Nourison is your best bet.
Here are other brands in our inventory:
Tibet Rug Company
Wool & Silk Rugs
Cyrus Rugs lets you choose between machine-made rugs or hand-woven pieces. Here are the most common weaving methods of our products:
Our power-loomed and machine-loomed pieces are our most affordable rugs for those on a budget. They are still stylish and elegant options if you want to spruce up your space at a fraction of the cost of designer area carpets.
Our flat-woven rugs have more visual appeal while staying durable, affordable, versatile, and easy to clean. You can even reverse them on either side and there’ll be no distinct difference in its design.
Our most expensive rugs are manually-woven. Every detail on these rugs is made deliberately, from the premium materials used to the thousands of piles made to create visually-pleasing designs.
Our manually-woven rugs are our most coveted and popular pieces – from homeowners to photographers and set designers. This type of rug can last for years and be a family heirloom if properly cared for.
When choosing a rug, always evaluate the existing design of a room. Does it have a warm wood floor and walls? Then a transitional square area rug is your best choice. If it’s a living room with different bold colors, using a black and white square area rug can tone down the visual noise a bit.
You’d also want to determine the size of the room or space that you’re designing. If it’s a small bedroom, settle for round area rugs to give the illusion of spaciousness. Using these types of rugs instead of larger pieces lets you avoid making the room appear cramped and crowded.
Conversely, if a small rug is installed in a large space, it’ll get drowned by other visual elements. As such, get a large square area rug for living rooms or dining halls and use them as accent pieces for larger decor. It’ll create sections in the room while also tying everything together and producing visual cohesion.
Yes. Cyrus Rugs has a “Try Before You Buy Program.” You can pick a rug from our collection and get swatches and sample rugs from us. You can then take them home to determine if they are the right color and pattern for your room or space. If it’s not, return the samples and we’ll give you other rug choices until you find the right piece for your particular space.
Yes. We often cater to realtors, photographers, and set designers who are renting our rugs for certain projects and campaigns. If you’re interested in our rental service, please call in advance so we can reserve the rug of your choice.
Vacuuming your rugs twice a week should be standard practice. Rugs placed in high-traffic areas like hallways, kitchens, and living rooms should be cleaned more often. If you have household pets, you should clean and vacuum your rugs more since the hair and dander can rapidly accumulate in the pile and become allergens or attract insects that damage your rug.
Take a damp towel, place it on a section of the rug with wrinkles, and dial your iron to its steam setting. Push the iron down on top of the damp towel in quick succession. If your rugs have a longer pile, soften the wrinkles by misting the area first. Then, dial your blow dryer to a low heat setting and aim it at the dents to get rid of wrinkles.
Yes. Our experts have years of experience cleaning rugs and getting them back in optimal shape. We use special techniques and advanced equipment for our cleaning procedure.
We’ll first evaluate your rug for any damage and vacuum it after the assessment is completed. Afterward, we’ll soak the rug on pH-balanced water mixed with a special solution.
After some time, we’ll brush the rug and perform a final rinse before placing it in a drying room. This room has a controlled climate tech to quickly and safely dry your rug where it will come out good as new.