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Upgrade Your Space With A Modern Area Rug.

The Modern Rug

The modern or contemporary area rug can transform or update any space. Modern rugs vary greatly in colors and designs. The rugs can be made with monochromatic subtle hues or bold, bright colors. The designs are endless, with options that are simple to more complex with geometric patterns.

Start With A Color Scheme

If you are looking to update your living space with a modern rug, start with the color. If your room is decorated using warm colors in the beige family, a rug with a pop of color is a great way to anchor the room and center the area you are trying to highlight. For example, a seating area that is mostly monochromatic and neutral is a great fit for a rug that contains a burst of color. This type of rug will brighten the space and draw the eye in.


Don’t be afraid to add color or bold patterns to your space. Feel free to add accent pieces that will compliment your new rug centerpiece. Adding throw pillows to a tired sofa is a great way to update the sofa and connect the seating area to the rug. When shopping for a rug, make sure you select a rug that is hand knotted. The hand knotted rug is made using ancient weaving practices that ensure its longevity and quality. These rugs will last for generations, becoming treasured family heirlooms.

Even a tired hallway or kitchen area can feel totally transformed with a modern rug. The sky is the limit with custom sizing and design options. For example, when deciding on a size for a living room area you can choose to add a rug that runs the length of the sofa and place the cocktail table in the center of the rug. You can also choose a larger sized rug that allows for all of the furniture pieces to float within the rug boundaries.

Agora Fine Rugs offers the ability to create a custom design using thousands of color options. From a round, small entry rug to a grand rectangular design that becomes a statement piece. Every rug is hand knotted using only the finest organic materials.

Before you make a rug purchase, make sure you understand how the rug is made. How the rug is made determines the level of quality and durability of the rug.

Machine made rugs

Machine made rugs can be made quickly and are manufactured with materials including wool and synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon, polyester, acrylic and artificial silk. These rugs are lower in price and have shorter life spans, some up to 15 years if made mostly from quality fibers, like wool.

When you look at the back of a machine made rug, the stitching is very even and uniform since it is done by a machine. Also, look at the fringe on the rug. The fringe is sewn on as a finishing touch. On a hand-knotted rug, the fringe is part of the foundation of the rug.

Fringe of hand-knotted rug

Hand-knotted rugs

Hand-knotted rugs are the highest quality and last for generations. The quality and durability are due to the intricate rug making process and the use of quality materials.

Hand-knotted rugs are made on a uniquely designed vertical frame called a loom and are knotted by hand. The size of the loom depends on the size of the rug being made. Columns of threads are stretched from the top to the bottom of the loom and form the foundation and the fringe ends of the rug. Then, weavers sit behind the loom and hand ties individual knots onto the vertical strings. The weavers follow a diagram to create the patterns and the colors of the rug. This arduous process produces one of a kind results that take months, sometimes years to construct.

If you look at the back of a hand-knotted rug, the weaving and knots are uneven and not perfectly uniform in nature. This is due to the fact that the process is done by hand. Also, the greater number of knots you see, the higher quality the rug is. Having a higher density of knots requires a lot more labor.

Back of hand-knotted rug
Front of hand-knotted rug

Hand-knotted rugs become showpieces that are passed down by generations, since they have such a long lifespan. For a wide selection of fine, hand-knotted rugs, visit www.agorafinerugs.com or stop by our showroom in the Scottsdale Quarter.

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Updated: Dec 29, 2019

Traditional rugs usually include Turkish, Persian and Oriental rugs. These rugs have unique designs that include intricate motifs, flowers and medallions. They feature bold colors like dark navy, deep reds and rich golds. They are typically made of wool, silk and cotton.

These traditional rugs are hand-knotted and naturally dyed using vegetable dyes.

The hand-knotted technique of rug making is a very complex process. The rugs are made on a loom using an ancient technique that has been passed down for centuries. The weaver hand knots individual pieces of yarn into a loom to create the rug. This is a very detailed and intricate process that takes months to complete.

How to know if a rug is hand-knotted

You can spot the hand-knotted rug easily by turning over the rug. You can actually see each individual knot on the back of the rug. When you look closely at the knots, they often look imperfect, which illustrates the work of human hands.

Front of Rug Back of Rug

Traditional rugs can change the look of an entire space. The boldness of the color and design give you the perfect statement piece to design your room around. The rug is like a piece of art that becomes the focal point of your room or area. These hand-knotted treasures, crafted by hand, give you a masterpiece that is both elegant and durable. Visit our selection of hand-knotted traditional rugs at www.agorafinerugs.com.

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