This is part of our Rug Purchasing Guide Series:
When you’re looking for your ideal rug for your home…
You’ve probably decided it will be 100% hand-knotted…
Because let’s face it, a hand-knotted rug is by far a much superior finish than a machine-made imitation.
But what comes next?
Well, may we suggest: “size”, “origin”, “color”, and “pattern”.
Let’s say your rug will be positioned in the center of your room.
Do you want a border – so you can see the wood, tile or concrete floor below?
If you do (and you probably do) you’ll need to measure up your room and then subtract the distance of the desired border from two sides (maybe all 4) and…
Choose your rug based on that calculation.
Make sense? Hope so.
2. Origin and Heritage
3. Rug Color
Look, even if you don’t have a preference for the type/origin of your rug…
And you don’t want to spend too much time reading up about rug type differences — you’ll certainly be interested in choosing the color.
Now, when choosing the color…
Remember, it’s not just, what you find visually appealing (from a personal taste perspective)…
… it’s also important to consider how your rug will look with what else you have in your room.
For example: you might have a sofa with solid colors, which means you may want to ensure one of the colors on your rug match, so the look and feel of your room stays consistent.
Alternatively, if you have upholstered sofas or chairs, you may opt for a color that is lighter, softer, and more subtle … in order to compliment and color coordinate … your room decor without being too intense.
The other option you have is to choose your rug first and then add other furniture to your room afterwards, this is an especially useful option when redecorating or renovating.
4. Rug Patterns
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