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  • Things to Consider before Purchasing a Rug for Your Home

Things to Consider before Purchasing a Rug for Your Home

When decorating a room, you need to choose the right pieces of furniture. One thing people often neglect to get or don't put too much thought into is their rug.

Moroccan rug


However, a rug should not be an afterthought when decorating. It should be seen as a centerpiece as it holds the entire room's look together. If you are shopping for a rug, there are a few things that you need to consider.

  1. Budget

One of the first things you need to decide when shopping for a rug is how much you can afford to spend. Sure, you can turn the entire room into a sea of color and splendor, but keep in mind that having a rug that costs a fortune may not be practical.

Luckily, rugs come in all price ranges. Some may be more affordable than others. So it is best to plan out a budget that you are willing to spend. We suggest that you do some research to know the average price for rugs, so you can tell whether you are over budgeting or under budgeting.

  1. Size

Of course, you need to be aware of the size of the room. One thing you should avoid is buying a rug that is too big for the room. It is better to have a rug that is a little small than too big, as it may not look as balanced.

If you are not sure how to measure the room to know the size, it is best to include your furniture in the measurements. Try to include the armchairs and table in the measurements as well. If the rug is a lot bigger than the furniture or room, it may make the room look overcrowded, so you don't want that.

  1. Design

Perhaps the most important thing you should consider is which design you are going to choose. Design is a huge factor when it comes to rugs. You want to get a rug that fits the theme of the room. It doesn't matter if you are getting a Persian rug or a Western rug; you still want the design to fit the theme of the room.

If the room is Asian or Middle Eastern-themed, you should consider getting a rug with a traditional Persian design or a Chinese design. If the room is a Western-themed room, you can get a more modern rug. It is best to find a rug that matches your room's theme.

  1. Durability

You will also need to consider the durability of the rug. The rug is something you are going to be spending a lot of time with. You want to get a rug that can handle your daily use.

Try to find something that is more durable. It is best to buy something that can withstand wear and tear.

  1. Maintenance

When it comes to rugs, there are things you need to know about cleaning. Some rugs can be hand-washed, while others are easier to clean when you have to wash them by machine.

You need to know what the rug needs for cleaning before you get one. Perhaps you have a lot of pets. If that is the case, you need to get something that is easier to maintain, so you don't have to do a lot of work cleaning your rug.


When it comes to choosing the right rug, you need to consider the budget, the size, the design, the durability, and maintenance. If you can address all of these areas, you will be able to find the perfect rug. Something that will match the theme of your room, fit the room perfectly and be something that can handle your daily use.

Atlas Weavers carry an extensive collection of rugs but mostly specializes in Moroccan rugs. We also offer restoration services for rugs that have been damaged. Contact us for all your rug needs.