So, I began the search for a entry rug. I already knew the color
and the size, no worries here! What I thought was going to be a
simple and pleasurable task became a search for not only a rug
but the perfect rug! Tell me how does this happen??
Our entry was a little cold and bare. You already know that I
prefer to let things set a bit before I purchase. I am just not in the
"rush," that I was in when I was younger. I can wait and I have
learned the value in waiting.
Ok, I did my due diligence. I have looked, read, compared on-line
and memorized decorating magazines to find this very special rug.
My oh my, was I in for a real education...
You see, I quickly found out that not all rugs are created equal.
Even the same classification of a rug (dhurrie as an example) can
be made from cotton, wool, and linen...
As my search continued I could see that I needed to form a bit of a plan.
1- Determine the size and shape of the rug needed by accurately
measuring the space.
2- Not all materials are suitable for all spaces-define what your
needs are. Remember to take in consideration the nap (pile). Too
high may not be suitable for a entry-too small may seem to casual.
3- Do your homework and really take your time. A quality rug is
an investment. Search through magazines, Pinterest, blogs, Houzz
etc... I recommend creating a portfolio on what patterns, colors
and fabric are catching your eye. You might be surprised to find
that there is a common theme in your choices.
4- Many on-line stores have great search options-style, material
color and size. I encourage you to use them, they will save time
and frustration for you.
5- Rugs are an accent in decorating your home, they should not
dominate or overwhelm, but compliment your decor.
6- When you make your purchase, it will be an investment-think
ahead to when you might want to move it to another space.
Perhaps it is perfect in a formal space now, how would it look in a
bedroom in a few years?
7- Rug pad, you will need one. They serve multiple purposes-they
extend the longevity of the rug, prevent bunching and slipping,
protects hardwood floor from scratches and bleed through from
the dye of the rug.
My rug is on a delivery truck on some highway from Walnut
California. It is expected to arrive on Friday afternoon-lets hope I
did my homework right!
Do you have any shopping experiences to share that would help
someone else in their decorating adventures