Choosing the right rug for your home can be overwhelming due to numerous factors and considerations that you should think about. The shape, color, feel, design, and material of rugs and carpets all play a vital role in the overall feel and design of your space.
Fortunately, you can start small and easy when designing your space. You can start with color psychology. For instance, complementary colors offer stark contrasts that can spruce up a monochromatic color scheme. You can also look into getting rugs with geometric patterns if you want to add a pop of color and design to a modern space.
The shape of rugs also play a huge role in design. Round area rugs are best used for smaller spaces like bedrooms or studies since they exude calmness and relaxation. These round carpets also give off the illusion of spaciousness. For larger rooms, you can use massive square area rugs to anchor bigger furniture. Choose red area rugs if you want your living room to look more energetic, especially if you have guests over often.
If you’re looking for quality and luxurious rugs for your San Antonio, TX home, Cyrus Artisan Rugs is your best option. Our massive inventory ensures we have a piece that can accommodate your unique style.
What’s more, we have rugs created by celebrated masters in the rug industry. The works of Ralph Lauren, James Tufenkian, and Barbara Barry are just some of the unique rug selections that we have included in our catalog. Check out our expansive selection of luxury rugs and carpets at Cyrus today. We guarantee that our pieces will add a layer of elegance to your living space.
Our collection is composed of these four categories: tribal, traditional, contemporary, transitional.
Tribal rugs are sophisticated pieces that are reminiscent of traditional designs and methods. These rugs were first made by nomadic and semi-nomadic weavers from regions in Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan.
Tribal rugs work well in homes with a modern design. Its archaic design elements are perfect complements to more modern trends. One of the most popular rugs of this type is a square area rug with a diamond-shaped arrangement.
Traditional rugs are similar to tribal rugs, but have more of a royal history from Persian and Oriental cultures. These rugs exude more elegance and intricacy with their bold colors and elaborate designs.
Traditional rugs are often paired with refined elements like chandeliers, elegant vases, and still-life paintings. If you’re going for a soft and feminine atmosphere, choose a traditional rug with intricate shade and borders. But if you’re aiming for a masculine vibe, get one that has deep colors and bold patterns.
Contemporary rugs are a huge jump in terms of design when compared to tribal and traditional pieces. These carpets have a looser design, allowing them to fit into more types of spaces. These pieces can be fun, playful, or romantic. Thus, its composition adds a unique and engaging personality to the rug. These carpets are also often used with furniture with exposed legs so you and your guests can still see the beautiful patterns and colors of the rug.
Finally, we have transitional rugs. Of the four, this type is the most difficult to define as it contains elements from both traditional and contemporary pieces. For instance, transitional carpets can have sophisticated colors but less intricate embroidery. However, most of these pieces still maintain clean and crisp colors. As such, they don’t usually stand out in the room compared to traditional rugs. Instead, they help create balance and tie everything together in a room. If you’re going for simplicity and a subtle hint of sophistication, transitional area rugs are the perfect choice.
Our catalog is filled with pieces from well-known brands and designers in the industry. The works of Ralph Lauren are one of the many artists whose works have brought luxury and sophistication to the table since day one. Lauren has always maintained that he likes comfort and simplicity. While some of his rugs have flamboyant flairs, most are embodying a relaxed air. His aim is for people to enter a space and immediately feel a connection to it subtly, like visiting a relative’s home. His works are inspired by traditional rug designs and motifs. He adds a layer of originality in each of his works to give them a breath of fresh air.
Kevin Walz is also a household name in the luxury rug industry. Walz is more influenced by modern trends. He can create pieces that combine modern elements with culturally relevant motifs. His unique works garnered him multiple awards, such as the Prix Rome fellowship from the American Academy. Walz was eventually inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1994 and became part of the Metropolitan Home Design 100 Hall of Fame in 1997.
Then we have Barbara Barry. Unlike Walz and Lauren, Barry takes her inspiration from her scribblings and nature. She usually sticks to one color and its natural gradation. For instance, her rugs could take a pearl, cream, lace, powder, and porcelain color that blends with one another seamlessly. Barry explained that gradation has a calming effect on the mind, which is why people prefer to go to the beach to relax.
Erbil Tezcan is also a fan of nature. He gets inspiration from nature photography and translates them into his rug designs. Specifically, nature photography. Tezcan takes a design, rearranges it in his head, then translates that interpretation into his rugs. His works result in a familiar but original feel.
Here are other designers included in our extensive rug catalog:
Aside from these industry giants, we also collaborate with well-known brands. We have pieces from Jaipur Living who've been operating since 1978. Their rugs are mostly made by women in the Indian state of Nagaland. As such, their pieces are rich in culture and heritage and are perfect for modern-themed homes. Then we have Nourison, a brand that’s continuously expanding its massive collection. From small round area rugs to sprawling square area rugs that could accommodate a spacious area.
What’s more, where Jaipur Living represents Indian culture, Nourison leans towards American heritage. If you’re particular with your rug’s materials, then Lapchi’s collection is suitable for you. Lapchi takes a premium in the rug materials that they use, as they source them from Nepal and Pakistan.
Other brands in our inventory include:
Tibet Rug Company
Wool & Silk Rugs
Our rugs in San Antonio, TX are made using machine- and power-loomed methods or handwoven by seasoned craftsmen. Here are our most common weaves:
Our machine-loomed and power-loomed pieces are our most affordable rugs. They are easy to make and still look luxurious. Our flat-woven rugs are much more elegant yet still remain versatile. They are also easy to clean and fit into any space.
Our most coveted pieces are our hand-knotted rugs. They have thousands of piles that create unique patterns and vibrant colors. Hand-knotted rugs are incredibly durable if properly taken care of. They can even become family heirlooms that can span generations.
If you’re choosing a rug, always take the time to evaluate the existing decor and layout of the room. You’ll need to determine how the rug will fit with each of these elements.
For instance, if you want the rug to stand out, you can choose square rugs with bold colors and patterns. If you want something more understated, you can go for more monochromatic carpets to match your furniture.
You’d also want to measure the size of the room. Remember: huge area rugs placed in a small room will only emphasize the limited space. Conversely, if you put a small round area rug in an expansive living room, you’re minimizing its visual impact.
A good example is a small bedroom. In this case, you want small round area rugs placed at the side of the bed to act as a little island for comfort and visual appeal. If the room is large enough, get bedroom area rugs that can accommodate the bed along with the bedside tables. This way, you’re creating the impression that all of those elements are a cohesive whole.
The same thing can be said for living room spaces. Choose rugs and carpets that are large enough to anchor couches and tables to give the room a more cohesive look.
Use a paper towel or absorbent cloth to quickly dry the spill. Dab the towel or cloth onto the area of the spill instead of rubbing it to prevent the spill from spreading and staining.
Yes, we do. We offer a “Try Before You Buy Program” that allows you to take home sample swatches and rugs. You can bring these swatches and samples with you and match them to your space to determine if they fit your vision or not. You can also bring multiple samples until you’re satisfied with a design and return them afterwards.
Yes. Realtors, photographers, and set designers can rent our rugs for various projects and campaigns. Just make sure to call in advance so we can reserve the rug of your choosing.
Place a damp towel on top of the wrinkle and dial your iron to steam setting. Press the iron down on the towel in quick succession until the wrinkle disappears.
If your rug has a longer pile, soften the wrinkles by misting the dents. Afterward, take a blow dryer, place it on a low heat setting, and aim it at the wrinkles. Repeat this process until the wrinkles slowly disappear.
Before storing your Persian rugs, always vacuum them first. Roll and wrap them tightly in plastic or fiber to prevent insects from getting into the crevices and piles of the carpet. Store the rugs on elevated areas to avoid potential spills and other liquids from seeping in the material. Avoid putting heavy objects on top of the carpet rolls as well.
Take the rug out once a month and vacuum it to remove dust and particles that have accumulated in the material. You’d also want to check it for any signs of damage caused by insects or other elements.