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  • Important Things to Consider When Purchasing an Antique Rug
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    Reda Elamri

Important Things to Consider When Purchasing an Antique Rug

Important Things to Consider When Purchasing an Antique Rug


Antique rugs may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are trying to look for things to improve the aesthetics of your indoor spaces, but make no mistake about it, they are as stylish as any other form of rugs.


Of course, implementing them with the correct theme and placement is still the key to achieving a great look; however, most of the effects may be decided during the selection phase, meaning that you may have to consider a couple of things before buying an antique rug.


To ensure that you would buy only the best, below are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

 

Antique Rug

  1. Its Material

This is probably the first thing that you have to consider when buying an antique rug. The material being used gives it its unique look, so knowing the fabric will help you decide if it is one you should buy.


To do this, it would be important that you do some research on your own or have a reputable seller tell you what fabric is the right one for your theme.


  1. Its Size

An antique rug may have been used before, and this would mean that it is not actually the perfect size any more. This is another factor you should include in your considerations because a rug that is too small or too large for your room may not be ideal.


This is especially true if your space is really small because a large rug may make it look even smaller. Bringing a tape measure wouldn't hurt, nor would a measured diagram of your floor space.


  1. Its Condition

This is also another important consideration to take before buying an antique rug. While its condition is not an absolute deal-breaker, you should be aware that old rugs may have suffered a lot of wear and tear, and you should be prepared with the necessary materials to restore them.


You should also be prepared with a budget if the rug has to be restored or if you have to purchase another rug if restoration is impossible.


  1. The Level of Difficulty to Clean It

It is also important to think about how you would clean the rug after a spill or an accident. If it is really difficult to clean, it would be wise to look for another rug instead. You may also want to consider having it cleaned by a professional to be sure that it would be preserved in your home.


  1. Its Color

The color of your rug will also have a big impact on your own space, so make sure that it would not totally look out of place. It should still be able to complement the theme, and it should still be toned down when compared to the spectrum in the room.


You also have to think about its color intensity and if it would not be too muted or too bright.


Conclusion


After weighing all the factors above, an antique rug would definitely be a great selection for anyone who is looking to improve their indoor space. Of course, there is no need to change or renovate the spot; you may just use the rug to add some character to it or even create a specific theme altogether.


However, one thing that you should keep in mind is to keep the rug clean and maintain it properly so that it will last you a lifetime.


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  • Post author
    Reda Elamri