Traditional & Persian Style Rugs

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Persian Style Rugs

Persian rugs are a popular luxury floor covering found in homes worldwide. They come in various colors, shapes, and sizes and are known for their intricate designs and high-quality craftsmanship. Traditional Persian-style rugs originate from Iran. The heavy textiles and intricate design process often command a high price.

While many Persian rugs are expensive, several affordable alternatives are available. Persian-style rugs feature stunning mosaic designs inspired by traditional Persian fabrics and Islamic patterns. However, they cost a fraction of the price of an authentic piece, helping you find space in your budget for decorative investment. 

What are Persian Rugs?

Persian rugs are a type of handmade rug that originates from Persia, which is now modern-day Iran. Persian rugs often feature floral and geometric patterns. They are available in many styles, making them a popular option for entryways or stylish home interiors.

They are usually made from wool or silk, and the most expensive rugs can take years to complete. Persian rugs are tightly woven, creating a refined and high-quality finish. Authentic Persian rugs are usually handcrafted by skilled and experienced professionals, using native materials and dyes from Iran.

A defining characteristic of a Persian carpet is bold patterning. While there are countless unique designs, most pieces feature bright colors, complex patterns, medallions, and asymmetrical features. They contain multiple handmade knots, which take a long time to weave. The attention to detail is the primary reason behind their popularity and cost.

Persian rugs have been revered for centuries, and they remain one of the most popular types of rugs today. Thanks to their unique beauty, they can add a touch of elegance to any room. Whether you’re hoping to add a pop of color or simply want to make a style statement, a Persian rug is an excellent choice for your home.

Persian-Style Rugs

Persian-style rugs ensure you get the stylistic benefits of an iconic interior design feature without paying an exorbitant price. A wide range of Persian-inspired designs is available, with traditional patterns, borders, and fringes.

Modern, Persian-style rugs are machine-made and inspired by some more popular traditional designs. This process drastically reduces the cost and gives you more choice over colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes. You can procure your ideal rug without having to travel long distances or commission a piece.

Features to Look for When Buying a Persian Rug

If you’re considering adding Persian or oriental rugs to your living room, bedroom, or hallway, it’s essential to know what to look for. Choosing the right rug can be overwhelming with so many designs and styles available. To make your decision easier, here are five essential features to consider when shopping for a Persian-style rug:

Color Palette

Persian rugs come in a wide range of colors, from rich reds and deep blues to vibrant greens and pale yellows. The colors used in Persian rugs are often derived from natural dyes, which helps to create a deep and warm color palette.

A Persian rug’s assortment of colors and patterns creates a truly unique and beautiful piece of art.

Use the central colors in your room to inspire your Persian rug choice. If you have gray or blue walls, choose a Persian rug with cooler hues like greens or purples. If your space features dark hardwood furniture or floors, choose Persian rugs featuring warm tones such as reds, oranges, or pinks.

Pile Height

Pile height is the measurement of the fibers on the rug’s surface. Persian-style rugs typically have a high pile height, contributing to their plush feel. It also makes them more durable and resistant to crumpling. However, high pile height can also make Persian rugs more difficult to clean.

Low pile rugs have a shallow surface and are approximately a quarter of an inch or less from the floor. While these rugs are stain-resistant, easy to keep clean and don’t accumulate dust or debris, they are usually quite firm underfoot.

Medium pile rugs contain up to half an inch fibers, creating a relatively deep, soft, and comfortable surface. Although some debris or dirt can become lodged in the fibers, this pile height is easy to keep clean with regular vacuuming and occasional shampooing.

High pile rugs are the deepest and most plush flooring materials. They are typically placed in luxurious living rooms or cozy bedrooms, offering exceptional comfort and warmth. However, the additional depth means that they often catch debris and may be difficult to keep clean. These carpets work best in areas with low foot traffic.


When choosing rug size, it’s important to remember the room's proportions and furniture. A rug that is too small will look out of place in a large room, while a rug that is too big can overwhelm a small space. Ultimately, the best way to determine the perfect size for your Persian rug is to use a tape measure and scale drawing to create a mock-up of the space.

Persian rugs come in a range of sizes, ensuring you can find a perfectly sized piece for your space. There are many attractive Persian-style designs, whether you need an area rug, small hallway runners, or large living room floor coverings.


Persian rugs are known for their intricate patterns and rich colors. Traditional Persian rug designs often feature intricate motifs, which can be created using various weaving techniques.

One of the most distinctive features of Persian rugs is their use of asymmetry. Western rugs typically feature symmetrical patterns, but Persian rugs often have an irregular, asymmetrical layout. This can give them a more organic, free-flowing look.

Consider patterns and designs that complement your home décor. A Persian rug with neutral color schemes is a good choice if you have a traditional-style home with wooden dining tables and chairs. If you live in a modern home, there are plenty of contemporary designs with bright colors and elaborate patterns to choose from.


In addition to their complex patterns, Persian rugs are known for their high-quality materials and construction. Traditional Persian rugs are usually made from wool or silk. However, Persian-style rugs are available in other materials, like cotton and synthetic, making them much more affordable and durable.

How to Style a Persian Rug

Persian-style rugs are some of the most sought-after interior design pieces. A Persian rug brings style and comfort to a luxury home. However, their abundance of color and intense patterns often make them difficult to integrate into your space.

When styling a room, consider the size of the rug and the room in which it will be placed. If you have a large rug, it’s best to keep it in an open space where it can be fully appreciated. Too much furniture around it will make it look cluttered and cramped. You can place smaller rugs in front of a fireplace or under a coffee table.

Consider the colors in the rug and how they will work with your existing color scheme. If the rug is bright or multicolored, try to find complementary colors in other pieces of furniture in the room. If the rug is more subdued, it can help to add pops of color with throw pillows or artwork.

Think about the overall theme or style of the room. A Persian rug exudes elegance making it perfect for a traditional space. A colorful rug can also inject personality into a more contemporary room. No matter your style, there’s a way to incorporate a Persian rug into your decorating.

Buy High-Quality Persian Rugs at Rug Goddess

Rug Goddess is an online provider of high-quality rugs. We stock a wide range of beautiful pieces in various styles, colors, and designs. We offer exceptional prices on quality traditional and Persian style rugs, as well as flokati, Moroccan style, and jute rugs. Many of our rugs have sample sizes available if you want to try them before you buy.

Browse our online catalog to view our full range of stunning rugs. We offer free shipping on orders over $49 and deliver within the continental USA. Contact us for more information.

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