What Does “The Rug Ties the Room Together” Mean?

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What do people mean when they say “The Rug Ties the Room Together”? Many are referencing the 1998 movie, The Big Lebowski. Whether you’re a fan of this cult Coen brother’s classic or not; you can certainly understand the central role the rug plays in the movie and how it can also play a central role in your own home.

Picture your living room and imagine the rug as the central piece, drawing people in. In the movie, the rug becomes the quintessential piece showcasing a coherence of lifestyle. We see the rug as a piece de resistance. Finally, the protagonist can share in the American dream and be proud of themselves and their lifestyle through the rug tying it all together.

American Dream

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The American dream is an idea that allows any and all to aspire to greatness through democratic freedoms and hard work. This has manifested in many works as having material possessions to show that they have “made it”. In The Big Lebowski, the American dream comes down to the “Dude” owning a beautiful rug. The rug symbolizes the validation of his lifestyle.

In your home, a rug will “tie the room together” by being the piece that is a little bit of a dream to add luxury to your room.

Rug as Piece de Resistance

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The Big Lebowski uses the rug as a piece de resistance. You can use your rug this way too by treating it like artwork. Choose something bold. The rug in the movie was used as a reference to not mess with a man and his lifestyle. You can follow the same route when you choose a stunning rug as your piece de resistance.

Your guests won’t want to mess with you rather they’ll want to know who your decorator is. Little will they know that you’re the leader in this story and that your lifestyle will be clearly tied together with a beautiful rug.

Persian Rugs

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The Big Lebowski popularized not only rugs but specifically Persian rugs. Persian rugs have been popular for centuries due in part to their quality and style. Traditions have been passed down through villages and showcase the patterns of different regions. The attention to detail is of paramount importance with the rugs being made from high-quality materials like silk or wool.

Individual weavers hand-knot the fibers creating magnificent rugs that often take years to complete. That said, your home doesn’t have to take that long to finish. The Persian rug is the epitome of luxury and will serve as a defining element in your living room. Rest assured your investment will be a good one as Persian rugs can maintain their value.

The Essential Element for a Cohesive Life

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A rug can tie a room together through uniting all of the separate elements of a room such as the sofas, chairs, tables, and lamps. In The Big Lebowski, the rug served as a means to tie together a cohesive life for the Dude.

It’s the true sign of a good life to enjoy a room with space for family and friends to relax and enjoy themselves. It’s easy to let your rug do the work in bringing people together. It can serve as the essential element in your room which will, in turn, be central to all of your get-togethers. It’s easy to see why the rug ties a room together when you see how quickly it becomes the highlight of your space.

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