The history of the modern rug is much more fascinating than you might think and has to start with the introduction of synthetic fibers into the weaving process in the 1950s. Until that date, rugs were made of pure natural fibers, including wool, silk and cotton with the earliest rug we know of in the world was made in 500 BC and was beautifully preserved in the icy wastes of Siberia.
A curated mixture of elegance, sophistication and a sense of approachable luxury can be achieved using a beautiful contemporary-designed rug. Varieties include soft colors and tone on tone patterns as well as firmer patterns that demand attention. An area rug is the most essential piece of the puzzle that completes the whole look by pulling together all the various aspects of a design space.