Considering that traditional rugs and contemporary rugs are the two most common types of rugs available today, the choice between the two is often the biggest dilemma faced by the customer. How do you decide which is a better fit for your home?
One of the biggest advantages of contemporary rugs is that you get an immense variety to choose from. You will definitely find a modern rug that fits your room perfectly. There are rich romantic rugs for bedrooms, warm, earthly rugs for kitchens, kids rugs with cartoons, puzzles, etc. and so on and so forth. You will also get a wide array of colors to choose from so that you can match the rug with your existing colour scheme perfectly. You also get a wider range in terms of material and also find contemporary wool rugs just as easily as you can get contemporary shaggy rugs. If you are looking for budget rugs or really large rugs, perhaps contemporary rugs are a better bet than traditional ones.
Traditional rugs have a charm of their own. They add richness and elegance to a room in a way that no other item of décor can. Most traditional rugs are handcrafted and the art and craft of rug weaving cultivated over centuries shows through them easily. There is also a lot of variety available in traditional rugs. Rugs from different parts of the world like Persia, India, China, Tibet, Greece, France, Spain, North America, etc. vary vastly from one another. You can get linear rugs and round rugs in many different sizes. However, given their high quality and the fact that they are handmade, traditional rugs tend to be slightly more expensive than modern rugs.
Most people believe that traditional rugs look good inside homes with traditional décor whereas modern rugs fit modern homes better. That is however not true. You can create a very striking and stunning contrast by placing a traditional rug in a modern themed room and vice versa. While you need to choose your rug with care, this contrast can create the most amazing visual palette in your room. A traditional rug can easily help create warmth in a sterile, modernistic room whereas a contemporary rug can bring charm and vibrancy into a traditionally appointed room. So, go ahead and choose a rug that fits your personality the best!