3 Things to Think About When Choosing a Rug

If your home could benefit from buying a new rug, you have a lot of options out there. Where do you even begin? Don’t worry! Before you become overwhelmed, we’re here to help. Serafian’s not only sells stunning oritental rugs to those in the New Mexico area, but we also aim to educate our shoppers. This way, you can know you’re making the right purchase decision for you. With a bit of due diligence, you can feel at ease that you are buying a new rug you’ll be happy with for many years to come.

You don’t need to be an expert to find the rug that suits you, but we feel education is a great way to begin the experience of purchasing and owning a fine area rug. With this being said, here is what our experts feel you need to think about when you shop for a new rug:

#1 Size

First things first… you can’t move any further shopping for a new rug before knowing what size you want and need. A too-large area rug will make a room feel small and one that is too small will make the space feel awkward. As a quick example, a bedroom rug should extend at least a couple feet beyond the bed so that when you first wake up in the morning your feet find a soft landing. Knocking off any rugs that aren’t the right size cuts down a lot of options, which is actually a good thing. Limiting the choices frees you up and prevents the paralysis of infinite options.

#2 Color

Once you know what size you’re looking for, it is time to decide on a general color scheme. Your rug won’t be just one color of course, so you’ll need to pick several hues or a style combination. If your room has patterned cushions or drapes already in place, you don’t want a bold rug that clashes. On the other hand, if your space is pretty neutral or monochrome at the moment, you can decide if you want the rug to match or stand out against the canvas.

#3 Quality

You now know what size and what color you’re looking for. The final thing to do is find a rug that is of high-quality design and craftsmanship. This rug is an investment, and one you certainly want to get your money’s worth from. We encourage you to look for a hand knotted oriental rug. These are more than just a floor covering. They are an art form with a history spanning thousands of years and a wide variety of cultures. 

We hope this advice helps point you in the right direction. When you’re ready to make a purchase or if you have any follow up questions, contact the Serafian’s team! We know that buying and caring for an Oriental rug can be an intimidating process. We are located at 1421 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 but you can also call us at (505) 504-RUGS (7847).

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