How to Choose a Rug


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Handmade rugs can greatly enhance the look of any room and compliment any interior design style. Ideally, how to choose a rug begins with selecting the other elements of the room, such as furniture, curtains, wall coverings, etc. A handmade rug will unite all elements in a room and tie everything together. We highly recommend you use the services of an interior designer to assist in your project.

There are four major factors you need to take into account when selecting an area rug, they are: color, size, overall design and budget. The first and most important element in selecting your rug is that its colors compliment the overall color scheme of the room you are decorating. After color, rug size is very important because you not only want the right color combination but you want a rug that is symmetrical with the room. Next important is the design of the rug, geometric rugs like a Heriz or floral like Kashan? An all over pattern or a center medallion? Soon enough you will discover what is right for that room.

Last but not least is budget, as you learn about different grades of quality, youll get a good idea of market prices and youll be able to establish a rug budget. Remember to stay flexible and keep in mind your rug purchase is an investment in the long-term beauty of your home. Handmade rugs can also be used as unique elements in other design situations. Rugs can be placed in the kitchen or in the bathroom and will add an element of refinement even to these utilitarian areas. Fine silk, even small pictorial rugs can be hung from a wall like a tapestry to add drama and unique effects to a room. Hand made rugs such a as runners can add an element of warmth and style to halls and stairways.

Finally, your use of handmade rugs is only limited by your imagination. Here at the Persian Rug Cleaner’s rug gallery, our experienced and knowledgeable staff can assist you in selecting a find hand made rug from our extensive collection that will enhance the beauty of your home. We always allow our customers to take rugs on approval so they can try them out at home in their own comfort zone.

Identifying a Quality Persian Rug

Persian tribal rugs, Persian city rugs as in old and modern city rugs come from many Persian areas.
The fine rugs have over a 50 count raj or knot count. They are hand woven by expert weavers over months for exceptional beauty, sophistication and quality designs, patterns and finishes.

Color: Generally Natural
Patterns: Floral- leaf, bud and flower, plants, delicate animals
Designs: Naturalistic-delicate
Style: Fables of Cultures/ civilization with a pleasing and elegant look.
Other Themes: Scrolling vine networks, Arabesque, Cloud bands, Medallions, overlapping geometric areas, typically you will not find animals and humans.

Do you know your rugs?

Can you tell your friends and family the history and origin of your rug, or qualities of your rugs? If you would like call us at 972-447-9600 or stop in with your rug at our local Dallas Showroom located at 18000 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75252.  We have over three generations of experience appraising, insuring, and value assessing rugs. Here at The Persian Rug Cleaner we wash, repair and sell rugs from around the world, but we hope that after reading the information listed on this site you will be able to make an informed estimate for yourself.