25 Ikat Rugs that will make your home beautiful, unique and colorful

Creating an Ikat rug is a complex and highly skilled process, but that doesn’t mean finding the right area to…

Interior Design Roundup: The Best Design Articles of July 2016

Welcome to the July, 2016 interior design roundup from RugKnots. Each month, we collect what we think are some of…

How To Become An Interior Designer

Interior design is an industry on the up, with more opportunities to learn, refine and ultimately make a career out…

The 200 Best Interior Design & Decorating Blogs

Are you passionate about interior design? Do you find yourself spending hours on Google searching for the best interior design…

Interior Design Roundup: The Best Design Articles of June 2016

Welcome to the June, 2016 interior design roundup from RugKnots Each month, we collect what we think are some of…

How To Decorate a Modern Living Room | 101 Simple Design Ideas For Decoration, Color, Lighting & Furniture

Whether you’re designing a space for your client or decorating your own home, we can all lack inspiration when it comes…

15 Cheap Area Rugs to Buy Online Today

Anyone who has gone rug shopping will agree: Quality rugs can be expensive. An authentic rug for sale that lasts…

Interior Design Roundup: The Best Design Articles of May 2016

Welcome to the May, 2016 interior design roundup from RugKnots. Each month, we collect what we think are some of…

Jump on the Bandwagon: The Top Home Remodeling Trends for 2016

The new year is a great time to start thinking about re-vamping your home, especially since 2015 is bringing plenty of fun new home trends with it. Whether you prefer a vintage vibe, a modern motif, or more rustic rooms, this year has enough trends for everyone to enjoy.

40 Experts Reveal The Best 3 Ways of Marketing Your Interior Design Business

If you sometimes struggle when marketing your interior design business, you’re not alone. Experienced industry professionals know that until you…

Custom Rug Case Study: How Martha Gibbons Ordered and Received the Perfect Rug (In Just 10 Weeks)

Anyone who has gone rug shopping will agree: Even if you look at hundreds of rugs, sometimes the sizes, colors,…

10 High Quality Rugs for Sale

Buying a rug is not always an easy endeavor Many people search for months trying to find the right rug…

The Truth about Jute Rugs | RugKnots.com

The Truth About Jute Rugs Everyone in the design community is talking about it, Everyone is buying it, Everyone is…

Best Rugs of March | Blog Post Round-Up

  We’ve been working hard this month to bring you a lot of interior design tips & inspiration, as well…

6 Beautiful Elements of Eclectic Interior Design

  It’s one of those go-to interior design words you hear everywhere… “eclectic” this, eclectic that… But what does it mean?…

7 Ways the Ottoman is the Most Functional Piece in Your Home

  With such a chaotic, fast-paced world out there, it makes sense that we want our homes to be simple…

Design Myth: White Walls are Boring

Design myth: white walls are boring. WRONG! Did you know that you don’t have to paint your walls to add…

Wool Rugs VS Polypropylene Rugs: Which is Best?

When it comes to their use in creating rugs, wool and polypropylene embody the ancient contest between human and natural engineering. Each has its own strengths and drawbacks, and so to aid our customers in their search for the perfect rug, we’ve drawn up a side­by­side comparison of wool and polypropylene rugs.

Our Top Green Decorating Ideas

  So far in the color series, we’ve covered how to decorate with yellow… This week, right after St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we’re…

Mood Board | Southwestern Living Room

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting the southwest United States and have been able to see the natural…

Indian Wool vs New Zealand Wool

Navigating the world of wool rugs can be incredibly difficult. But, I have 5 easy ways to tell if the…

7 Elements of Scandinavian Decor

It’s time for another Design Profile! Tune in weekly for design style definitions! We post Design Profiles every Friday! Any…

Shabby Chic | Design Profile

  Also known as farmhouse style, or cottage style, shabby chic is imperfectly perfect. It is a style that mixes beauty,…

10 Beautiful & Modern Living Room Accessories

  One of the biggest questions I’m asked is how to “style” a room… after you’ve chosen your bigger furniture…

Mood Board | Fun Pastel Living Room

Hello again! It’s time for another of my favorite thing! I really love creating these mood board posts every week,…

Mood Board | Botanical Living Room Design

I don’t know why people hate Mondays so much. Sure, the fun of the weekend’s over… but just think, this…

Our Office | From the Desk at Rugknots

If you’ve been reading our blog recently, you probably know how much we at Rugknots LOVE interior design. We love…

10 Kid-Friendly Home Decorating Tips

  Even if you don’t have kids, you know that they can be a handful… (I say in the most…

19 Brilliant Small Space Design Tips that will Make your Home Feel HUGE

If you’re looking for a way to make your home feel bigger, to give your tiny apartment a breath of fresh…

Art Deco | Design Profile

    Do you want some glitz and glam in your life? Are you addicted to angles, zig-zags, animal figurines, exotic…

How to Decorate with YELLOW – The Best Way to Bring Spring Indoors

    So you love sunflowers and sunshine, the centers of daisies, and that moment during a sunset when the…

Amazing Ways to go GREEN with Bamboo Flooring and Oriental Rugs

  There are so many ways to be environmentally conscious, whether you’re recycling, decreasing your water usage, turning off your…

Mood Board | Playful Nursery

It’s Monday… and that means it’s time for another mood board! This week, our inspiration is a beautiful, bright sunrise I’ll…

Best Rugs of January & February | Blog Post Roundup

We’re rounding up our favorite (and the most popular) blog posts of January February 2016! Revisit some of our design…

How to Choose the Best Rug Shape for your Space

Did you know rug shaping is serious business? Choosing the wrong shape and size for a space can make it…

Top 20 Wedding Must-Haves for 2016

  It’s one of the most important and memorable days of your life… When you get married and bond yourself…

Mid-Century Modern | Design Profile

  Do you find yourself watching old movies and sighing, because you wish you were there? Are you drawn to…

5 Ways to Keep your Shag Rugs Looking New

Shag rugs are a popular modern design trend, especially in America. They’re often featured in interior design magazines and television…

Mood Board | Masculine Woodsy Living Room

Happy mood board Monday! This week, I want to use my color inspiration to create a masculine living space: I don’t…

The Traditional Oriental Rug – Peshawar Rugs

Traditional oriental rugs are timeless But How do you know which one to choose? There are a few different things…

How to Mix Patterns Like a Pro!

Look at this beauty… Like, how nice is that pattern combo? Just kidding. One of the reasons 1970s design is…

Bohemian | Design Profile

Bohemian style, “boho,” or “boho-chic,” is a style widely influenced by the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s.  …

5 Ways to Hang an Oriental Rug – Without Damaging it!

There’s your wall.   Bare White. Boring. It looks a little lonely, doesn’t it? But how can you fix it…

26 Unique Wall Decor Ideas

Bare walls are boring… But walls with just a few tiny picture frames are even worse. How can you add…

Mood Board: Warm Tea and White Roses

  How can you freshen up a dark space? Making a room fresh and new can seem daunting, but all you…

What are Patchwork Rugs? | RugKnots.com

Patchwork Rugs You know how when you go to the optometrist and they keep saying 1…or 2… 1…or 2…. That…

Mixing Decorating Styles| RugKnots.com

Eclectic Decor You know what’s annoying? Shipping. Seriously. I found this beautiful solid cherry wood desk in Missouri for a…

Lauren Conrad Home: Rugs Edition | RugKnots.com

Our queen Lauren Conrad has spoken and the whole word has stopped! Okay so maybe not but she did let…

Hand Tufted vs Hand Knotted Rugs- RugKnots.com

  Having a hand made piece in your home to brag about is the epitome of elegance. But When you…

What are Bokhara Rugs and Why You Need This Bohemian Rug!

Bokhara Rugs Are you looking for the perfect Bokhara to fit your home and style? But You just can’t seem…

How to Clean a Wool Rug: 12 Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Persian Rugs

Searched high and low for a guide to clean your beloved wool rug? Need to know how to: Vacuum? Spot…

How to Design Your Office Like a Boss: Office Decor

Office Decor Whether you are designing your corner office on Wall Street, Your cozy home office, Or your not so…

Going Green: Unlock The Green Overdyed Rug Trend

Have you heard about Spring 2016’s hottest interior design trend? Thats right, Green overdyed rugs! A few seasons ago pink…

7 Signs Your Oriental Rug is Fake

So you have a beautiful oriental rug that adds the perfect amount of charm to your room But Did you…

Style Profile: Ikat Rugs

So you are probably here because you want an Ikat rug Right? Well you have come to the right place!…

24 Rules to Buying a Hand Knotted Rug

So you want to buy a hand knotted rug, huh? Hand knotted rugs bring a sense of an exotic, far…

How to Choose a Rug: Designers on Rugs

Are you having a hard time figuring out how to choose a rug? Finding a rug to fit your space…

Modern Rugs VS Traditional Rugs: Which is Best?

In the process of decorating our homes, how can we best navigate the spectrum running from traditional to contemporary?

Can a traditional rug complement modern design and architecture?

How does the past work its way into our forever forward-gazing present?

Today, we’ll address these questions and ask a few more as we dive into the relationship between the traditional and the modern.

Best Place to Buy Rugs: The Ultimate Guide

To give all of you rug shoppers respite from the chaos, we’ve broken down some of the most popular online options for finding large area rugs into an easily digestible roster.

Overdyed Rugs: The 13 Best Kept Secrets to Buying an Overdyed Rug

Authentic Oriental overdyed rugs are distinctive one-of-a-kind art pieces that really have no equal. Desired for their vivid color and spectacular luxury, each overdyed rug is hand washed to create astonishing chromatic hues. Known for the inconsistencies the overdying process creates, these rugs present unique attributes that make them truly unique. If you wish to buy overdyed rugs online, be mindful of these 8 considerations…

So What’s All the Hullabaloo About Bamboo Silk Rugs?

What are the latest trends this fall 2014 in Interior Design? By the looks of things, Oriental Rugs are in again! Touchable textures and embroidery are popular. Handmade is back. Indeed, a significant demand for hand knotted rug in a variety of traditional and contemporary styles is creating marketplace demand. Bamboo Silk rugs are all the rage and have become a popular trend amongst interior designers.

What is a Persian Rug? Persian Rugs vs Oriental Rugs

Many consumers are confused by the rug industry, which is riddled with vague terms, opaque pricing, and conflicting information. Unless you take the time to educate yourself on basic rug terminology, you could end up overpaying for a low-quality rug!

By learning a few key industry terms, you could become a savvier and more satisfied rug shopper. Below, we’ll highlight the exact definition of a “hand-knotted Persian rug,” which is considered one of the highest-quality Oriental rugs.