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Gypset Home Must-Have: A Kilim Rug


Hooray for the weekend!

Well…secretly I’m excited beyond belief for the upcoming week. I’ve got two packages being delivered to the house and later in the week I’m heading (back) to Arizona.

But right now I want to talk about my inbound kilim rug, because a) she’s a total beauty; b) it’s super gypset; and c) I’ve been craving a rug for our ‘dining’ space in the apartment for three years now.

So without further adieu, here she is:


What can I say? It was love at first sight. Bold design and pops of pink. It’s such a statement piece.

Backing up, you might be thinking, what’s a kilim rug?

Simply put, it’s a rug without piles. Look at the carpet in your home. Notice that it’s comprised of short strands? Those are piles. Kilim rugs are characterized by a flat weave, which is also how their patterns are formed. ‘Kilim’ is a Turkish word and most kilim rugs are produced in Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China. (My rug shipped from Turkey.)

In my opinion, kilim rugs are just about as gypset as it gets when it comes to home decor.

Here are 10 rugs to inspire your own kilim-lust: 
(Click on each to see each on Pinterest)


Amber Interiors


Owen + Davis



The Style Files




The Curtis Casa via


Beci & Raph’s Most Excellent Make & Do Adventure — House Tour | Apartment Therapy



What do you think? Are you as head-over-heels as I am for kilim rugs? Leave me a comment below.


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