Oriental rugs offer versatility both in decorating and with your pocketbook

According to a recent article from the Associated Press, the museum-quality Oriental rug that was sold for more than $33 million last June was worth the price. The rug was a 17th century, hand-knotted, Clark Sickle-Leaf carpet, the article reported, and Sotheby’s auctioneer Mary Jo Otsea described it as “dazzling.”


33 million dollar Persian rug
A Sickle-Leaf Vine Scroll and palmette “Vase” rug made in Kirman, Iran sold for $33,765,000 at Sotheby’s NY.


Most people can’t afford a $33 million rug. But when it comes to Oriental rugs, there are plenty of beautiful options in every price range. Otsea said that, when searching for the right rug for your space, it is important to look at a wide selection. The rugs vary in design and color, and you learn what you like after you’ve looked a while, she explained.

According to the article, rug experts urge you to select something that you feel an emotional attachment to, much like you would with artwork. Also, they say, it’s not necessary to worry so much about size, as Persian rugs don’t fall into the rule about an exact size to fit the room.

If you’re looking for a large selection of affordable and quality rugs, you can’t go wrong with Area Rugs Club. Our Oriental rugs are designed with a mind and heart for the ancient culture from which they began. There are dozens of different patterns to choose from and the colors are in softer or brighter, depending on the customer’s preference. Everything Area Rugs Club sells is first-rate quality and brand new and shipping is free to the 48 contiguous states. For more information about finding the perfect rug for your home from Area Rugs Club, visit our website today.

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