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The Rug You Need: An Authentic Moroccan Beni Ourain

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When we say it's a rug you need, we do actually mean it! The Beni Ourain rug has won the hearts of pretty much everyone with its downright amazingness. What makes it so amazing? Take a look for yourself at some of our favorite Beni Ourains as we tell you all the things we love about them.

They're Neutral but Not Boring
You know us here at Collyer's Mansion love color, print, and pattern. And while Beni Ourain rugs tend to be in the more neutral realm, they are still our favs! The pairing of black and white or cream and brown offers a beautiful contrast in a rug so that the pattern really shines. The pattern in each Beni Ourain varies giving each rug a special feeling that allows you to find a pattern and look that speaks to you.

They are Quality
Not all Beni Ourain-looking rugs are created equal. In fact, there are a lot of options out there that are influenced by these classic styles. But, we work with artisans and vintage sellers in Morocco and know first-hand that the benefits and quality of a real Beni Ourain are palpable when you see it open in your home. The real wool, the plush weaving, the striking colors and unique patterns of authentic Beni Ourain rugs make you need to have the real deal.


They Create the Perfect Foundation

Not sure yet which furniture you are getting? Or what your color scheme will be? The neutral(ish) nature of a Beni Ourain rug creates a foundation that is perfect for bringing in color through your furniture or accessorizing textiles. Starting with a Beni Ourain rug is an easy decision. You'll be able to transition this rug into any look you are going for given its chameleon-like tendencies. We've styled Beni Ourain rugs in myriad homes with all different looks and each time it shines! 

They Brighten the Room 
Worried your room doesn't get much light? Or have dark furniture that makes the room feel more dense? The cream and white Beni Ourain rugs really open up a room. These light rugs allow the space to feel warm and inviting and provide that much need brightness in more dark and dense spaces. Similarly, they also really catch and enhance the light in a more well-lit space so, whichever way your room is, a cream Beni Ourain will brighten it up.

They're so Tactile
The feel of an 100% wool rug is one that can only be described as rich. The plush nature of a Beni Ourain rug makes it soft beneath your feet and cozy to curl up on. You'll feel the thickness of the wool and it will add a texture and look to your home that is different than any upholstered furniture and unique accessory you may have. Variety is the spice of life and having a variety of textiles in your home will make your home design feel dynamic and well-curated. A Beni Ourain rug cannot be duplicated in any other piece you have so, basically, you just have to have it!

 

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