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If we’ve met our goal of providing you with area rug knowledge, hopefully, you’re becoming a lot wiser shopper with a clearer picture of this flooring category.
But there remain several specific things you should know and understand about area rugs before you get into the buying phase.
So, before you buy, browse through this section for suggestions and considerations about area rugs before you enter the area of purchasing.
Being aware of and understanding some of the ins and outs of rugs can only make you a more educated shopper, and increase your confidence in your final decision.
We’ll cover area rugs in general first, and then end on antique handmade rugs.
There are five important elements to think about before purchasing an area rug.
Choosing the correct size and shape depends on the dimensions of your room or the space to cover.
As a general rule, choosing the correct size area rug depends on the dimensions of the room or space you are trying to cover.
Follow these guidelines to determine what size rug will best suit your needs:
Measure the size of your room. (Measure twice to be sure.)
A KEY FACTOR: Select colors that complement the decor of your room.
The right combination of colors, expressed through the right design, becomes more than an area rug, it becomes a work of art. Your art.
Select a rug with colors that will visually enhance your room’s décor.
The colors don’t have to match the other colors in the room perfectly.
Some of the best interior designs feature new and interesting combinations of colors that either contrast or compliment a room’s color scheme.
So feel free to express yourself – think outside the box (room).
Colors are also an important factor in determining the origin of many handmade rugs.
Different rug-producing areas use different combinations of colors and different types of dyes.
Curvilinear – conventional motifs with curving lines.
Geometric -having straight lines.
Pictorial- rugs that portray people or animals.
Styles range from floral to contemporary to traditional.
The designs of the rugs are mainly categorized into 3 types:
• All-over – motifs all over the rug.
• Medallion – a large centerpiece is the design’s focal point.
• One-sided- the design is woven in one direction.
Consider the following characteristics:
If a Persian, Oriental, or any other antique handmade rug is the solution for the way you live, consider these two attributes carefully.
Here’s a list of potential additional expenses you may incur:
Area rugs add beauty and style, charm and elegance, personality and pride to any home.
We hope this section adds more knowledge, understanding, and practicality to your shopping experience.