Totally Loving: Overdyed Rugs

October 21, 2013 Decorating


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A decorative trend I’m really loving are boldly colored overdyed rugs. Overdying is a technique traditionally  performed on vintage handwoven wool carpets and creating this look involves a process of bleaching, dyeing and washing which produces a carpet that’s richly saturated in color and you can still see the original pattern peeking through. It’s a beautiful way to make an old traditional rug feel modern. I especially love the styles that are worn and threadbare – they have so much character and soul! Plus incorporating these into your decor is a great way to make a bold color statement in a space. An authentic vintage overdyed rug can cost thousands of dollars due to the provenance of the carpets and the labor involved in the hand dyeing process and if you’re looking for an authentic, higher-end style, ABC Carpet and Kush Rugs both have an amazing selection. Luckily for those who don’t want to spend thousands on this look, there are some fabulous sites where you can get the look for less. Below are a few of my favorite picks along with inspiration photos of these beauties placed in some pretty stylish interiors! What do you think of this trend – would you incorporate the look into your own home?

overdyed rugs

1. Hand-knotted Vintage Inspired Overdyed Rug in Lilac | 2.  Blue Overdyed Kilim | 3. Handmade Overdyed Floral Rug by nuLOOM | 4. Magical Thinking Overdyed Rug | 5. Vintage Overdyed Moroccan Tile Rug | 6. Handmade Overdyed Traditional Wool Rug in Orange


via Pinterest

Overdyed Rugs

Jonathan Adler


The Chriselle Factor


The Design Files




Beatrice Clay


SWOONIFUL! I could use two – layered up – in my living room.



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This looks soooo good! Do you have any idea where is the carpet from “The Chriselle Factor” from? I’ve seen it on Pinterest way too many times but I couln’t find the manufacturer :/ My boyfriend and I are about to move into a new place and I can totally see it in our bedroom. Thank you loads, Kay xx

yae min


Great post check out some more examples of Over dyed Rugs



Never have I thought rugs could make a room. Thanks SHS for showing me that the floors are just as important as the walls.



A decorative trend I’m really loving are boldly colored overdyed rugs.This is a very beautiful rugs. They are great way to add depth and dimension to your rooms.

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