Trending - Kilim Rugs

kilim 4If you're like me, you're aware of the trends, they seep into your consciousness.  Some you laugh along with and think I saw that last time around and will patiently wait for it to pass.  Others you enjoy and happily take ideas from to add to your personal style. Trend is defined as a general direction in which something is developing or changing.

I'm okay with developing and changing as a person, and as a designer.  But following merely to follow will never jive well with creating a space that has any individual meaning to you.  Like your personal fashion style, your interior style is a reflection of you.

fashion tribal 2013For me, a home the really works doesn't have the latest, coolest something or other.  It has an air of confidence about it, it packs a visual punch, stands out from the crowd and dares to be different. We don't gut our homes every six months as the trends change, we develop our homes, we add things here and there, or shuffle things around to get a new perspective on old things. {Remember this recent post?}

trends 2013That being said, let's talk about one of the latest things trending right now: Kilim rugs.  Or flat tapestry woven rugs.  These are rugs are not a new idea, they have been around a long time.  Because of the geometric patterns and bold color trends of today, they are being rediscovered again.

kilim-rugIn the past Kilim rugs have been less expensive than a thicker pile rug but because of the increase in popularity Kilim rugs have become collectible recently and are commanding higher prices.  Collectors and enthusiasts can place the origin of these rugs by the pattern woven.

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Will Kilim be a trend you embrace or one you'll let pass by?

We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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