Many people these days purchase Kilim rugs and cushions to decorate their houses. These authentic community woven products add a touch of visual interest wherever they are used. Kilim cushions and oriental rugs are popular even in Western homes, and are perceived by many as collectors’ items. Kilim cushion and rugs made come in different colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes, and finding one that matches your existing décor or fits your requirements is not difficult. A bright-colored cushion or rug can make a bold statement, while neutral ones will serve as a great complement to the room and to other décor.
Apart from their aesthetic appeal, rugs can improve the safety of your house by lowering the risk for of slipping. Of course, you would have to place liners under these rugs so they don’t move about. Rugs can also cover small but noticeable imperfections on your floor. Rugs can also minimize echo in a room. Aside from those, rugs will protect your feet from the cold floor.
Cushions can be used as they are, for sitting or kneeling upon. They can also be used as a decorative element, as throw pillows, or to soften the hardness or angularity of a chair.
Cushion and Cleaning Oriental Carpets tips
With the proper care of these items, they can last for decades and can even be passed on as heirloom pieces. It is recommended to have your rugs and cushions cleaned by professionals periodically, say every 3-5 years.
Periodic professional cleaning will deter dirt build-up which is one of the primary culprits of the early deterioration of rugs and carpets. Before you do any cleaning on your own, you have to do your homework and know the right techniques in cleaning rugs and cushions. Traditional Kilims for example usually require pure grated olive oil soap and water.
Aside from cleaning oriental carpets and cushion covers, you also have to take necessary measures to prevent clothes moth infestation. You can buy clothes moth traps online and offline. These traps for clothes moth have sticky pads infused with pheromones which serve as lures.
If your rugs or cushions are heavily stained or infested, you should bring them to rug care specialists. These professionals can also help with repairs and restorations and other related services. It is often a bad idea to do repairs on your own as this is a labor and skill intensive endeavor.