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Article: Thinking Outside The Box – How To Decorate With Overdyed Rugs

Thinking Outside The Box – How To Decorate With Overdyed Rugs

A wave of antique Turkish rugs in unexpected colors has landed on our shores, and interior designers are using them in spaces from traditional to contemporary. The rugs are well-worn antiques that have been redyed in eye-catching bold hues, elegant grays and even black, to freshen up the look and mix old and new. These rugs are true antiques from Turkey, and they have naturally worn over time. available now on our online store

They sometimes further distress them using tools to make them more interesting, then they use natural vegetable dyes to get the deep pigment.


A vividly-colored overdyed rug can become the perfect focal point for a simple room defined by neutral colors. Consider adding one to the bedroom as a splash of color.

An overdyed rug can stand out without being disturbing. The color can be bold but also soothing such as thisbeautiful shade of blue. It evenly covers the floor and complements the other dark accents in the room.

Any room can make good use of an overdyed rug, even the bathroom. In here, the vintage rug will add a warm and welcoming touch to the décor and the color you choose can suit the style present in the space.

Match the color on your overdyed rug to other elements in the room such as the accent pillows on the living room sofa. Orange and gray seems like a really great combo in this case.

You can use this ingenious technique to revive the colors on an old Oriental rug or to even change its design and chromatic palette completely.


Patchwork overdyed rugs are always unique. That’s because each little portion comes from a different rug with a different story. Together they form a new piece ready to inspire new memories.

A rug like this one,  has a lot of character. It’s a great way to personalize a simple space with no other interesting focal points.In the case of a patchwork design, each portion looks slightly different. Even though the color is the same on all of them, there are still slight differences.

An even more interesting possibility is to have a patchwork overdyed rug that combined several similar but different colors. The idea here is to emphasize the unique construction of the rug instead of hiding it behind a single color.


When you purchase an overdyed rug, sometimes, custom colors and sized can be created so you can make sure your new accessory perfectly matches the existing décor.

Pick a color that complements the rest of the space’s décor, like this shade of pink is subtly reflected into the color of the kitchen island. In addition, the pink sets a nice balance in combination with the cool tones used around it.

If you decide to add an overdyed rug to your home’s décor, you should first check and see how it would look like in the desired setting. Imagine how the rug will interact with the rest of the elements in the room.

Although using a really bright and vivid color is a popular option, not all voerdyed rugs are like that. Let’s say you have a vintage Oriental rug but all the colors on it don’t blend in well with your neutral and modern décor. Perhaps a gray layer of color could solve the problem.

This technique allows vintage rugs to be successfully integrated in modern and contemporary decors. This way memories and heirlooms can stay a part of the décor a while longer.


The rug, the accent pillows on the L shaped sofa and the framed artwork on the wall all work together to create a unique color palette. They also all feature their own unique patterns.

When decorating a room, you can start with a rug. This is a good suggestion especially when you have a rug with an eye-catching design or color such as an overdyed one. Everything else in the room can be based on this piece.

The gold yellow color on this vintage rug is a really charming accent for this spacious living room. It’s a color that stands out and looks cheerful but, at the same time, blends in easily given the rest of the accents in the room.

Use two or more overdyed rugs and create your own patchwork design. They can each have a different shape, size and color so they stand out as individual pieces.

In case you decide to give the old Persian rug a makeover yourself, try to get a uniform color on all its surface. Also, let the rug dry completely in order to let the color set..

Use a small overdyed rug to accentuate a certain portion of the room like a seating nook, a dining area or a workspace. This works out great in open floor plans.

This overdyed antique rug may not look like much but it’s actually the most interesting piece in the room. Its colors and texture are excellent details that balance out the rest of the features in the room.


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