UsedBlog Covets: Kilim Area Rugs
original 1970 Oushak kilim via usedvictoria.com
I’ve been looking for an area rug for my living room for a while now. I’m drawn to Persian rugs, but I also want something that will work with my sort-of mid-century-meets-thrift-shop-kitsch aesthetic. And so, I turned to Apartment Therapy as you do in these situations. Lo and behold, writer Regina Yunghans just so happens to be thinking along the same lines. She’s considering adding kilim carpets to her home and well, now I am, too. A kilim is a flat-woven tapestry rug that’s produced from the Balkans to Pakistan. It’s thinner and flatter than other Persian-style carpets, which appeals to me for some reason. Maybe because it packs a visual punch but still manages to be a bit sparse? Not sure…
Anyway, after a quick search on UsedVictoria, I found the lovely kilim carpet shown above. I love the colours and pattern and I think it will work with the other textures in my home, adding some much needed warmth. I also love that it’s vintage. I think it would feel quite at home with my other second-hand treasures. What do you think? I know I love the look, but is there something about the lovely kilim I should know before doling out the do-re-mi?