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Distressed Again in 2022

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

Trend specialists, influencers, and interior designers all say that vintage and geometric rugs are going to be the trend again in 2022

What is the attraction to these vintage rugs? Authentic vintage rugs boast several advantages over their machine-made counterparts. For one, they are generally handmade and built to last. Proof of their durability is the age of these rugs. Handwoven area rugs have a lifespan well into hundreds of years if cared for properly. As these rugs age, they naturally acquire a vintage look. The rug weaving industry has found a way to make these traditional rugs popular again by updating the textile with a process that speeds up the process of that aged look, chemically fading the colors to give a modern distressed look fitting into the décor trends of modern interiors.

Oriental rugs may be too stuffy or classic for some, but once distressed, they can fit into any environment. According to some, these handwoven treasures also have an advantage: They hide dirt. This could be good and bad, though as it will be hard to see that it needs to be cleaned. It is important to have your area rugs professionally washed regularly. It is also important to consider rotating them once in a while, so you make sure the parts are equally used and, therefore, the rug will look the same on all sides.

Geometric trend- From mixing bright and bold contrasting colors to geometrics and intricate patterns, 2022 rug trends see self-expression as key.

What is the attraction to geometric rugs? One of the perks of geometric rugs is their capacity to camouflage and the ability to tie together different elements in a room. The design of these rugs helps to hide dirt. How much dirt depends on whether the rug is handwoven or machine-made. Handwoven rugs are generally thicker and tend to be more forgiving than their machine-made counterpart by hiding a lot more dry particulate matter within its body. Again, this may or may not be a plus. Remember, with all rugs, regular professional cleaning is a must. A rug cleaning professional can also recommend necessary repairs to protect the integrity and the appearance of the rug.

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