When it comes to home style, less can often be more and it’s easy to achieve a calming and welcoming space in each room this spring by getting back to basics with some timeless interior ideas. Beautiful mid-century style furniture, for example, teams well with low, mood lighting and elegant soft furnishings in the way of cushions, curtains and rugs - they're not only easy to live with but also easy on the eye. One company that offers a range of rugs that are on trend, timeless in style and also very tempting to sprawl out on is Oriental Carpets & Rugs. Established by the Tippett family in 1996, the company’s collection includes both classic and contemporary designs and it is paving the way when it comes to fresh, timeless style. The botanical-inspired patterns are particularly stunning and feature simple spring greens in shades of olive green, lime and grass. They look dreamy on wooden floors, in both on-trend large slat and parquet configurations, as well as on stone, carpet and vinyl floors. The company sells a host of designs that will pack a punch in your home this year - and that's a punch that's featherweight or heavyweight, depending on how bold a statement you want to make. Here are a few of our favourites...
Rocking the bold and beautiful botanical look with its abstract design is the Elements collection in green, natural and floral styles (above and below). Team one with simply styled walnut or oak occasional furniture for magical Mad Men styling that wouldn't look out of place in Betty Draper's dwellings.
Sticking with the naturals and neutrals theme, the floral Valentine design (pictured below) is inspired by the forms of flowers, roses and petals and is hand carved for added texture and design flair. The subtle colour palette will complement an array of decor styles and create a beautiful focal point in a room without being too overpowering.
Alternatively, for a bold injection of colour that will add as much zest to your room than a bagful of limes, opt for a design such as the Hong Kong Zahar rug (below). The beauty of a style like this is that you can pick out co-ordinating colours to use in furniture and accessories around the room season after season and you'll never get bored of the look.
Shop the Oriental Carpets & Rugs promotion at ACHICA from 10 March 2013 at 6.30am.
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Emily Peck, Editor
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