If your decorating style is more whimsical than traditional, you might not have any oriental-patterned rugs at home. But here's a shape that takes the seriousness right out of them.
Stefan Lehner is a designer in the Netherlands who recycles objects into unique furniture. In addition to using industrial and trash materials to create chairs, racks, lighting, even sofas — he makes these tongue-in-cheek carpet hides out of reclaimed rugs. We love how altering just the shape of this traditional rug can change the formal feeling it has on a room and turn it on its ear. If you want to buy one, he sells them via his website En-Fer, but we also like them for inspiration in how to look at the obvious in a surprising way.
Various rugs (and many other unique designs) are available from Stefan Lehner's site En-Fer.
Images: Stefan Lehner