Any time you’re making a big purchase, you want to take the entire purchasing experience seriously. You wouldn’t simply show up to a car dealership and point to the first vehicle you see. You would do your research and dedicate time to finding the perfect option. Just the same, a new rug is an investment! While we price our rugs very reasonably and they certainly aren’t the same cost as a car, this is still a luxury home purchase and one you want to take the time to do right.
At Serafian’s, we don’t just sell rugs in New Mexico. We are leaders in the industry, so we make it our mission to educate and inform shoppers as to the best way to buy a new rug. We don’t want you making any mistakes that may lead to you regretting your ultimate choice! With this in mind, here are a few common mistakes you’ll want to avoid making as you shop:
#1 Undersizing. Before you can move on to the fun part, finding a rug you think is good-looking, you must first know the size you’re shopping for. It would be a big mistake to shop for as small a rug as possible in order to save money. Undersizing makes the entire room look awkward. What you save in cost, you will lose in atmosphere! You want the rug to be large enough to be the centerpiece of the room, with all of the furniture resting partially on top or centered in the middle.
#2 Shopping too late in the decorating process. Often, the decision to buy a new rug comes because you are revamping your space. Hunting for an area rug can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the design process. After all, this rug will play a major role in defining the aesthetic of the room. Because a rug is such an eye-catching decor item, it is a mistake to wait to choose your design after paint, furniture, and other accent pieces have already been chosen. A rug should be one of the first things chosen when redecorating a space, not an afterthought.
#3 Mixing patterns. When you browse our online catalogue, you will see we have many design styles to choose from. Some have very bold, beautiful patterns. If you choose one of these rugs, you want to make sure you then select more plain curtains, pillows, and other accent pieces. When done incorrectly, mixing patterns can go bad really quickly. It’s best to leave your rug as the centerpiece and not try to have any other item compete with it.
The right rug for your space will bring the whole room together and create a space you love. By keeping these common mistakes in mind, you can be sure to avoid them. Before you know it, you’ll have found the perfect rug for you and love the way your home looks!