When shopping for an Oriental rug, all of the available colors and patterns can get overwhelming. Below I will outline some of the basic designs found in different types of Oriental rugs to help you decide which rug will be a good fit for your home.
Persian rugs have the most design variety. Some of these include a single medallion set in a solid colored field, an all-over design such as the Herati pattern, a tribal pattern with geometric shapes, or an all-over floral pattern.
Turkish rugs are often associated with tribal patterns, but they also come in all-over patterns with palmette motifs such as the rug seen below.
Bokhara rugs are the most easily identifiable Oriental rug with distinct gul medallions like the rug pictured below. These come in almost every color of the rainbow and are very easy to decorate with.
Caucasian rugs are often one of the most desirable rug types. With tribal designs and geometric patterns paired with bold color palettes, these add a touch of character to every room.