February 11th, 2012

Southwestern Rugs

I’ve been really into eclectic interiors that have a mixed style. Southwestern rugs such as navajo, kilim, persian, and turkish rugs are good examples that easily brings vintage-ish touches in decors. Somehow adding southwestern rugs effortlessly work well with mid century furniture. It may be true that these egyptian, boho styles are hip and really “in” but as you see in interior photos on internet, there are so many beautiful rugs around the world and it’s been like this for centuries. For me, visiting Ace hotel in Palm springs was the time that sparked my interest in these rugs. Here are more rug images I picked from my references.

Geometric patterns on kilim rugs is one of my favorites, especially the big and bold ones. The one I picked at the flea market (pictured with the snake plant) was originally over $800 but I got it for only $50, what a steal!

I found two quick points to differentiate between a traditional Persian rug and a kilim rug. (via: La dolce vita)

  • kilim rugs are flat-woven with no pile as Persian rugs do.
  • Because of the way in which they are woven, kilim rugs have geometric designs.

Via: 1 / 2 / 3


  1. I’m so jealous of your vintage rug find! They look gorgeous. I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect rug for my living room and that is it. Any tips on where I can find cheap kilims in a similar style?

    Comment by nickarmadillo — February 11, 2012 @ 2:33 PM
  2. @mickarmadillo: you can buy cheap ones from ebay or you can check Ikea for new ones, or etsy. http://www.istek-kilims.com has traditional nomadic ones and offers much information about them, also http://www.marykellykilims.co.nz/ Good luck!

    Comment by Paula — February 12, 2012 @ 12:51 PM
  3. I love the rug underneath the dining table. Does anyone know where that photograph was originally published so I can find out where that rug was purchased?

    Comment by nikki — March 4, 2012 @ 4:41 PM

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