If you are looking for a way to describe this city you will know that ‘Barcelona‘ and ‘design’ have been tied together in sentences across many languages. This city must sit on top of a creative ley line as you can never run out of places to shop, visit, gaze upon and admire if you are a creative creature. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for upmarket goods or something more economical. For the purposes of this article lets look at where you can get beautiful rugs or carpets for your home.
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Cubina is a unique space in one of the most iconic buildings of Barcelona, featuring Modernism architecture. It sits right in the heart of the city’s shopping district, a spacious, airy site measuring more than 1,500 m2. If you are looking to create a space with a very unique identity than Cubinya will serve up the inspiration for you with more than just rugs or carpets. They have “…a range of the top brands and designs that are sought after all over the world.” This is a space full of unique ideas and objects.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 29.
For those of you that have the patience or the curiosity to seek out a unique rug then Valnot might be your place. The owner, David Castellet, has established an ethos of sustainability for Valnot, selecting second hand and vintage home decor objects. He encourages customers to come in and create their own pieces if they like. This interior design shop is a mix and match of pieces that will add character to your home. The rug shopping is not a guarantee here but I dare say if you are the curious type, this is a place where if you go seek, you shall find!
Address: Viladomat, 30.
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Oriental rugs have several qualities that have made them a sought-after piece for a home. They are completely handmade and are tinted using natural dyes made with plants or minerals. Alfombras Forghani offers a selection of oriental rugs that vary in price. Pay them a visit if you’d like a more traditional rug or a central piece for a room’s decor.
When you pay them a visit make sure to get a little more knowledgeable on the differences between an oriental rug and the kilim carpet. The kilim differs as it has a much lower carpet thickness and therefore is much lighter. Also, it can be made with design characteristic not found in the traditional oriental carpets. Either way, both methods are traditional, long-standing crafts that have been admired for generations. And one fact to keep with you whilst shopping is that the use of red color in Persian and Oriental carpets symbolizes courage and beauty.
Address: Nau Santa María, 1.
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