How to Buy a Rug: 3 Quick Tips

Before you go shopping for a rug, you should take a few moments to prepare for your visit to the showroom. Being prepared with a few quick tips can save you time and frustration later. What to think about before a shopping trip? You should consider rug size, color, and price. Here are a few tips on how to buy a rug from the experts:

1. Measure Your Room Before Choosing a Rug Size

You want to make sure that you have the right size rug that will fit your space. There are several standards for rug size, and certain rug sizes fit best with certain room sizes and shapes. Whether your rug is for the bedroom, living room, or dining room; the experts in our showrooms know exactly what rug size will work in your space based on best design practices. All you need to do is measure your room before you visit, and leave the rest to us. Tip: If you are getting a rug for your dining room, you should also measure your dining room table. 

2. Consider Your Color Palette

Bring in pictures or swatches of the color of your walls, floor, and different fabrics in the room you are buying the rug for. By having this with you, you can make sure the rug you choose will be the perfect match for your room and overall vision. If you’re starting a room from scratch, you can bring in any image. You can also take advantage of our Try Before You Buy policy. Take the rug home, or we can bring it to you, and place it in the space to see if it is a good fit – no obligations! If not, we’ll take it back to our store and put your room back just as it was.

3. Know Your Budget Beforehand

There are many different factors that go into the price of rugs. The rug size, machine made or handmade, fibers, design, and origin all affect the price. It’s a good idea to know beforehand if you’re willing to splurge on a unique one-of-a-kind item, of if this time around you’re okay with going a less pricey route. Fortunately, we have a large number or rugs in stock and our experts will be able find the perfect rug to suit your needs.

Last but not least, always remember the golden rule of choosing an Oriental Rug: “There is no rule in picking a rug for your room.” Your rug is artwork. It’s like a painting on the floor. It has its own space and individuality. Because of its uniqueness, it will go with just about any kind of furniture.

We wish you the best and hope you stop by to see us soon in the showroom soon!