Rug Buying Tips
Today, the market has a variety of rug motifs to choose from. Ranging from contemporary designs to traditional patterns, the revitalization of unique palettes and stylization presents seemingly limitless options. Which one is right for you?
- What kind of lifestyle do you have?
- Is your home a place where several family members and friends congregate on a regular basis? Consider whether or not the colors and fibers you choose will be appropriate, given the amount of traffic in the area where the rug will be placed.
- Would one area rug work best in your room, or multiple rugs?
- What size rug do you think would be appropriate for your needs?
- Are you interested in a finely-knotted, investment like a traditional rug or a more practical, decorative area rug?
- Are you interested in more traditional looking rugs or contemporary rugs?
- Do you actually like the traditional rug for sale?
- Will the rug you have chosen harmonize with the other colors and textures present in the room?
- What are the minimum and maximum sizes you can use? Keep in mind that not all area rugs are precise standard sizes.
Some decorators even use Oriental rugs as wall hangings, especially silk or antique rugs. It can be an effective way to divide a room or simply use them as artwork, just as one would hang a painting. To heighten dramatic appeal, hang rugs on walls painted a neutral color.