Jamie Lee Curtis has been showing off the oriental rug in her living room, and we can’t get over how chic it is. The stylish rug is a celebration of pattern and color, and a rejection of more conventional neutral living room ideas.
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The Freaky Friday actress shared an overjoyed selfie, first of her smiling face, and then of her happy feet in custom Crocs. However, the mundanity of the photos is undercut by one stunning detail: the gorgeous oriental rug. Jamie Lee Curtis’s living room rug is bold and geometric, featuring crimson, lime green, and aqua blue. The brighter elements of the carpet are grounded by a navy background and bark-colored backgrounds.
Interior designers absolutely love this bright and cheery addition to the space. ‘Decorating with rugs, particularly those of unique origins, serve as a canvas that anchors the aesthetics of a space. They weave a narrative, introducing an element of intrigue, culture, and warmth. Their intricate patterns and vivid hues can invigorate a lackluster room, bringing in an unexpected dimension that sparks conversation’ says Artem Kropovinky, interior designer and founder of globally award-winning design firm Arsight. He adds ‘layered with other elements, these rugs contribute to the design's texture, imparting a richness that is hard to achieve with plain, monochromatic elements.’ The rich history and superior craftsmanship of this kind of carpet lends itself to creating especially stylish spaces.
Founder of NYC-based interior design firm, Arsight, Artem Kropovinsky has a decade of extensive global design experience, connecting a cohesive, collaborative team of passionate professionals, and working on projects in the U.S. and worldwide.
Omri Schwartz, design expert at Nazmiyal Rugs in New York City further lauds the practicality of using oriental rugs in your home. He states ‘oriental rugs are renowned for their increasing value with age and use.’ He says that this kind of hand-crafted rug, especially those made of wool or silk, makes an excellent addition to any home because ‘they provide both warmth and insulation from the cold.’ With beautiful looks and unmatched functionality, choosing Jamie Lee Curtis’s favorite accessory is a no-brainer.
Omri is a recognized expert in the world of antique carpets. He has worked for Nazmiyal Antique Rugs, which holds one of the world's largest collections of antique rugs, for almost 23 years.
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Like Jamie, experts are in agreement that oriental rugs are an excellent living room carpet idea. Artem states that rooms that foster social interaction and storytelling, like a living room, are the best places to feature these intricate carpets. He suggests that ‘a living room is an excellent location to showcase these rugs as it sets a lively, eclectic mood for gatherings.’
Omri adds that a well-placed oriental rug can draw attention away from common eyesores in a rented space, like a neutral carpet, while adding color, style, and pattern. If the room is dark, he states that ‘these handmade rugs will help brighten up neglected spaces and make the room look more welcoming.’ The creation of a lively, social atmosphere is something we all hope to emulate. The experts as well as everyone’s favorite scream queen tell us it can be simple as laying down an oriental rug.
You heard it here first, patterned living room rugs are the best (Jamie Lee Curtis-approved) way to welcome guests into your home in 2023.
This handmade wool rug was fashioned in the 1910s using natural dye and hand-spun yarn. The Turkish rug measures 4' 9" x 5' 11".
This neutral alternative offers a vintage kilim-inspired style in a softer color palette with pops of wild rose. It is specially twisted using hand-woven wool. Available in several sizes.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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