I am pretty bad at sharing my own home with readers. The photos from my last apartment have been ready to publish for years now, but I just haven’t been able to pull the trigger and publish a post. I am really proud of our master bedroom though. It’s been in-waiting for 4 years, but once I had motivation to pull it all together it only took a couple of days. My motivation? A handmade vintage Turkish overdyed rug. I have a thing for oriental rugs – Persian, Ikat, Kilim, Bokhara, and the currently popular Overdyed. So without further delay, I give you our master bedroom.
I wanted to create a space that was warm but also clean and minimal. I achieved this by incorporating a chest of drawers that’s been in my family, Ikat curtains I made, and one of my family sheepskins. (My parents are sheep farmers.) Completing this room and removing about 40% of the previous decor has really inspired me to do the same throughout the rest of our home.
I kept the space clean and minimal by really paring down on decor, layers of pillow, and small art scattered about the space.
My husband works from home 2-3 days a week, so he has a desk set up at one end of the room. Sadly, it is not always this clean, but luckily we have similar taste and he was happy to use a sleek desk.
I couldn’t be happier with the overdyed rug we selected from the room. It comes from Unique Rug Store, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the product. While I had seen LOTS of overdyed rugs on the pages of magazines and blogs, they were always in shockingly vibrant colors. They looked cool, but I knew they wouldn’t fit in my space. I was surprised that you can get overdyed rugs in neutral colors like natural and brown.
It was also really cool to learn about the overdying process, which includes washing, dying, drying, shearing, and repairing the vintage rugs.
The shearing process means you are left with a velveteen finish with the white foundation of the rug shining through.
Another closeup, complete with the dog hair I can’t seem to escape or eradicate. If you’ve been hesitant to pull the trigger on an overdyed rug, definitely head over to Unique Rug Store and check out their extensive collection. Looking for something else? They also have patchwork and kilim rugs!
Thanks to Unique Rug Store for providing a sample