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ADVICE: FINDING YOUR RUG STYLE
bought a home, furnished it, and now you’re ready to decorate.
better time to look for that perfect rug to compliment your home than now?
How do you even
begin to shop for a rug?
Every Department Store, Home
Furnishing Company and Floor Covering Stores are selling Oriental rugs. But,
looking for an area rug and want to purchase the best for your home, you’ve come
to the right place.
We are here to educate you, have
the ideas, suggestions, and creativity to help ensure you’re making the right
selection, and you’re getting the most and the best for your money.
The best way to approach interior decorating is by first choosing a rug style.
From the elegance of a classic Oriental
to the casual look of a natural sisal, a rug adds personality and warmth to a
room. But with so many styles, colors and materials to choose from, how do you
know which one is right for you?
Do you prefer a look that's traditional, contemporary or an eclectic mix of
It’s actually easier than you think.
Here are a few ground rules to help you find the right area rug for your room.
Two of the biggest factors to consider
when choosing a rug that you’ll love to live with are
one that suits your personal taste and lifestyle.
rug is just like buying a piece of artwork. The first criteria is to trust your
own judgment, don't be afraid to be bold and different. Buy something you will
enjoy. And full enjoyment of your new rug means considering
your taste, your lifestyle, and of course, your budget,” says
Ali Inal, Founder
of Designer Rug Warehouse.
For a rug that’s going to last, you’ll
want to make sure it can hold up to your lifestyle. Are you placing your rug in
a high-traffic area, such as a hallway or family room? Do you have young
children or pets? If so, you’ll want to go with a rug that’s durable and easy to
clean, like wool, a synthetic blend or Seagrass rug. And keep in mind, a
dark-colored patterned rug will hide stains or dirt in high-activity areas.
Since you’ll be the one living with your choice, make sure any rug you’re
considering ultimately complements your sense of style. You may not think so,
but you really do know your style better than anyone else. So trust your
instincts. Don’t talk yourself into a popular pattern or color if it’s really
not you. You might love it today, but will you like it tomorrow?
Many rug styles
fall into the traditional category. The most enduring styles are
Persian-inspired such as Tabriz, Heriz, Kashan, Sarouk and Ghome, etc.
French-inspired Aubusson styles have also withstood the test of time. Turkish
Ushak and other earth toned and antique finished rugs are staples of traditional
style. Rugs will often feature wool pile, veggie dye, antique wash and/or
antique finish, in jewel-tone or muted shades.
"Transitional and/or Casual Rug"
style blends fresh contemporary rugs with the best designs of the past for an
attractive, easy-to-live style. Defined by understated form and restrained
approach to line and material, this style is versatile, adapting easily to
different decors. A transitional rug can be dressed up to complement a more
formal, or casually accented to suit a contemporary room
Designed for today’s lifestyle, usually
vibrant colors and geometric patterns are used.
DRW’s Contemporary Collection brings romance into your home with its vast array
of designs and hues.
THE RIGHT RUG STYLE
overall style establishes harmony and unity throughout the home. However, you
can still create a custom look for individual rooms through different color
schemes and with accents such as collections, artwork or themes from nature.
Once you've decided on a style, you're ready to move forward with your
a rug can be daunting, but you should consider several other things when shopping:
Before you go shopping you’ll need to do
a little homework, starting with measuring the area where you’ll be placing your
rug. You might want to select a minimum and maximum optimal size to give you a
wider selection of rugs to choose from.
You’re almost ready to start rug shopping.
First, take a quick inventory of your color scheme. To tie the look of the room
together, you’ll want to select a rug that complements the two or three main
colors in the room.
If you go to
a store, we suggest you take a throw pillow and a color swatch of your drapes,
furniture or wall colors with you. It’s incredibly hard to visualize how the
colors will work together without any reference.
Have fun and enjoy the
process. Decorating your home to express your personal style can be one of
life's greatest and most enduring pleasures. Call us with any questions.
We're here to help. You'll find our number, 404.350.0881, on every page of the
Designer Rug Warehouse website and your call will be answered quickly by one of
our knowledgeable Rug Consultants. If you'd rather e-mail us, send inquiries to