Bedside Beauties: Oriental Rugs and Kilims in the Bedroom

If you want an easy way to transform a blah and neutral bedroom into a haven that is both cozy and luxurious, consider an oriental rug or kilim. Easily integrated into any decor, these richly textured and colorful rugs are practical, durable and trend-defying.

While I love the anonymity and glamour of a fancy hotel room, I don't want my own bedroom to feel quite so sterile and generic. I would prefer my bedroom to feel more like a 5-star bed and breakfast (with hotel-like bedding and without the required chit chat with strangers at an aggressively-early breakfast!). In addition to eclectic furniture and textiles, oriental rugs and kilims can give rooms (from starkly modern to old-school traditional) a cozy yet elegant feel.

Oriental rugs can be layered on bare wood floors or atop wall-to-wall carpeting. You can anchor the rug under the bed or at the foot of the bed. Or, you can buy one or two small (and affordable) runners and place them at either side of the bed for extra warmth underfoot at wake-up time.

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