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Wool Rugs 101: How to Pick, Clean, and Enjoy a Wool Rug

Wool Rugs 101: How to Pick, Clean, and Enjoy a Wool Rug

Our wool area rugs have incredible design power when it comes to defining the style and environment of a room. Their soft corners and inviting texture, made by hand from natural, sustainable materials, can make your room feel complete. And there's no need to be embarrassed about designing with wool rugs. Wool rugs have been a reliable way of making a house feel like a home for as long as humans have raised sheep. Wool rugs have you covered whether you love the rustic charm of a natural-looking wool rug, or looking for that perfect touch of style to complete your design, or simply want to roll out a soft rug for both kids and pets to play on.

Warm up your cold floors with a luxurious wool rug from Babakech Rugs, which can withstand heavy traffic, messy pets, wild children, and more sophisticated messes, such as parties or dinner guests. They can be simple to clean, store, and re-roll, and thanks to modern solutions, they can be quite affordable as a style option or a way to refresh stale room decor. Wool area rugs, depending on your needs, can be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.


Wool Rugs: A Brief History and Background


Rugs were thought to have been invented by early nomadic tribes in ancient civilizations such as the Berbers. Wool was used to insulating homes by any tribe that raised sheep. Members of the Persian empire and Moroccan nomadic learned how to weave these rugs using rug knots, which became the foundation for what we now call Persian and Moroccan rugs. These antique rugs are regarded as works of art. Archaeologists have discovered weaving and rugs as far back as 7000 BC in ancient Morocco, Mesopotamia, Turkey, and Egypt. Nomadic herders from around the world developed their own woven wool rugs which resulted in diverse designs. Wool was also used by indigenous tribes in the Americas. These tribes also learned to decorate their rugs with natural colors derived from plants and herbs.

In later centuries, merchants brought these intricate wool rugs from other parts of the world to Europe, inspiring these countries to create their own types of wool rugs. In parts of France and England, guilds formed to weave wool into rugs.

Each country has its own traditional wool rug, from the Greek flokati, which dates back to Alexander the Great, to the Scandinavian rya, which dates back to the Vikings. Modern wool rugs have reflected indigenous patterns, oriental patterns, Scandinavian patterns, and Asian patterns as machine-powered looms and pattern globalization have evolved. They have played important roles in many modern design styles, including mid-century modern decor, contemporary decor, and traditional decor. Wool rugs are organic, can be harvested from living animals without harming them, and last a long time, which means you won't have to replace them as frequently these days, thanks to the rise of eco-friendly and sustainable materials.


There are Numerous Types of Wool Area Rugs Available


Moroccan shag rugs: These extravagant weaves make your floor appear as soft and inviting as a bedroom. Guests are welcome to relax on the shag rug in front of the fireplace or on the couch. With their simple, geometric designs, such as those found on this Wool Moroccan Shag Area Rug in solid ivory, your floor can have its own personality alongside any other statement piece in your room.

Contemporary rugs: Modern styles can evolve into some wild and wonderful styles that will set your room apart from the rest of the house. A striking, one-of-a-kind design, such as this contemporary Handmade Wool area rug, will catch everyone's attention.

Wool vintage rugs: Traditional geometric designs with intricate borders and bright colors are appropriate for any space, whether contemporary, eclectic, or transitional. For a unique look in your kitchen or living room, pair a rug like this Wool Bordered Area Rug in navy with contemporary or farmhouse furniture.


Wool Area Rugs for Almost Every Room and Space


Living room rugs: If your ceiling is high, a wool area rug will help to eliminate echoes and warm up the space in front of your couch. When you have friends or family over, a nice wool rug can even double as extra seating.

Office rugs: Your work-from-home environment should be comfortable so that you can concentrate on what is important. A soft wool area rug under your desk can make Zoom meetings more enjoyable.

Wool runner rugs are ideal for use as bedside rugs in your own or your child's bedroom. Soft waves of wool lull you to sleep at night and help you wake up in the morning with a comfortable landing. Instead of sleeping in your bed, your pets can sleep on wool rugs. If you want a larger wool rug to go completely under the bed, keep the following dimensions in mind:

A 9x12 rug is appropriate for a king bed.
Choose an 8x10 rug for a queen bed.
Choose a 6x9 rug for a full bed.


How to Take Care of Wool Rugs


Cleaning a wool rug does not have to be difficult. Wool rugs, whether regular or in our case traditional Moroccan rugs, do not have to suffer from difficult stains or short lifespans in your home.

Regular maintenance can keep any wool rug fresh and extend its life. Vacuum your rug once a week to keep it looking good, and if you need to spot treat a wool rug, grab a bottle of wool-specific detergent and some warm water and remove only the stain but don't forget to expose your rug to the sun afterward.

Wool rugs shed at times, so don't be concerned if a few strands come undone here and there when you first get your wool rug. Every week, simply vacuum these rugs with a brush. if your shag wool rug becomes dirty over time, take it outside and beat it with a long stick, preferably a broom handle or a rake.