How to select the perfect rug...it's easier than you think!

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How did they find the perfect rug? Was is luck or hours upon hours of searching?

Honestly it's a little of both.

You can make it easier on yourself if you come prepared to purchase a rug.  
Things you will need...
A) Measurements of your space
B) Measurement of the amount of space your furniture takes up on the floor. (Do you have a 84" sofa or an 108" one? That my friends is a HUGE difference when shopping for rugs)
C) Samples of fabrics, wall colors, and even flooring are great to have when selecting the PERFECT rug
D) A Budget...The quality of the rug is going to vary the pricing. Even handmade rugs can come in a range of prices...Hand-tufted rugs are at the beginning of the price range and hand knotted rugs with 150 knots per square inch being mid range and those with 400 knots per square inch being at the top. 

 

Now lets dig into the selection process...

Which room is the rug going in? Why is that so important you ask?? Well, you shop for rugs differently based on which room they are going to go in.

Let's start with the Dinette/Dining Room...

When placing a rug under a table it is essential to ensure that the rug is large enough not only to fit all four legs of the chairs while tucked in around the table but also to have enough space for all the 4 legs to be on the rug while you pull the chairs out. This is so that the leg doesn't get caught on the edge of the rug when you are scooting up to enjoy that great meal.

 

 

 

 

Placing any Rug should leave a sufficient border showing up about 18” to 24” of the floor. Larger Rugs always make the room look better (No fixed rule).

  • While buying a Rug to place it under the kitchen table or a formal dining table, it is essential to ensure that the Rug is large enough not only to fit in the four legs of the table but also have enough space for all the 4 legs to be on the rug while you even pull the chairs out.
  • Here’s what experts suggest about different rooms.

Dining Room Setting

The image on the left indicates the correct dimension of the Rug and the one on the right shows the Rug is too small.

 

Bedroom Setting

A rug can be placed either in front of the bed or under the bed.

 

  • An alternative approach is to choose the Rug that is in contrast with the existing furniture and style. Also, decide the mood setting you would want to achieve (Formal/Casual).

The Rug here is chosen in contrast with the furniture.

 

  • Handmade Rugs have standard dimensions. You might have to be flexible enough to adjust accordingly in order to find a closest match that fits your space.
  • Determine if it’s a heavy traffic area and the amount of lighting you have.
  • The most ideal way for selecting is the Floor-to-Furniture approach (Start with a Rug and then pick the color of the furniture).

The Oriental Rug Palace will be delighted to do the leg work and shall have the options ready for you if you email them or bring the photos of your room and furniture or you can even call them prior to your visit.

Happy Shopping!

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  • Asha Agarwal
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  • Oriental Rug Palace
    Oriental Rug Palace

    Thank you for your interest Richard. The set is for sale and if you require any specific information, please send us an email to info@orientalrugpalace.com or you can call us at 402.390.1122. Also, we have an Anniversary Sale starting this week with special offers on our entire collection.

  • Richard Stutte
    Richard Stutte

    Very very nice! I’m impressed with that last set. Is that for sale?? My wife and I would definitely want to buy the entire set!

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