Tips On Choosing The Right Oriental Rug

Oriental rugs are a great investment to give a room that icing on the cake feeling. These rugs are elegant, classy, antiques and are a great way to accent a family room. It is a pretty exciting process to pick out the perfect oriental rug, but you have to be prepared and know the right tips and tricks to make sure it is a perfect match. Here are some tips and guides to use as you choose the right rug for your home.

  • Play The Field – When choosing a rug, make sure you measure the room of the room you are thinking of placing the rug. Bring these measurements with you as you are looking for a rug to make sure the size is right. Before choosing make sure to subtract two to three feet, from your measurement, on each side to determine the rug size. As rugs are usually priced by square footage, it is good to know the proper dimensions so you know the price range you need to be looking at as you visit different stores. Soon you will begin to find the ones that stand out the most to you.
  • Love The Rug – Do not just go out and buy the first rug you see. You need to fall in love with an oriental rug before you buy it. This will be the centerpiece of the room you are thinking of and bring character to the house overall. Make sure you are 100% happy with the design and durability of the rug. When you buy it you want to know it has decorative value to your home.
  • Test the Density – Knot density of an oriental rug is a good indicator of the quality of rug you are looking at. To test the durability of a rug you just push your fingers down to the base of the rug. If the knots feel tightly packed then that tells you the rug is extremely durable.
  • Trial Run – Buying an oriental rug is an investments and dealers know this. Which is why most dealers will let you take the rug home for a day or two to test it out and see if it is the right fit for your home. This is lets you see if you like the rug in the daylight, and what it adds to a room, as well as at night. This is a great way to make a final decision if the oriental rug is “the one”.   

Sudbury Rug has the best cleaning service for all your rugs as well as a wide range of oriental rugs to choose from. Contact us today for a quote and come by our store!

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