How to Find the Right Size Rug for Your Room
Area Rugs , Rugs / January 24, 2017

Finding the perfect area rugs online for your home is about more than just the square footage they cover. Your choice of floor covering makes a big impact on the overall design of a space, such as determining other home decoration items, as well dictating the room’s functionality to guests.   The Size If you are searching for unique rugs online to cover an entire room’s flooring, to conceal an unattractive floor or for any other reason, it is important to measure the room’s square footage. If you want one large rug in the space, such as to cover the entire floor of a family room for kids to play on, choose a size that allows for an even amount of flooring exposed around it to create a balanced look. If you want to break up a larger room, such as a large living room, into different sections, choose rugs that are the right size to anchor those separate spaces. For example, place one rug under a conversational sitting arrangement by the fireplace and a matching rug underneath the sofa and place chairs in front of the television viewing area.   The Shape When searching for the perfect floor covering,…

How to Tell if My Persian Rug is Authentic?
Rugs / December 20, 2016

Searching for authentic discount Persian rugs on sites that sell home decor products does not have to be a daunting task. With a few tips, you can start to confidently tell the difference between the real deal and imitation rugs. It is imperative to know the difference between handmade rugs and machine-made rugs, as many are mass produced and their authenticity is commonly questioned. Read Seller’s Descriptions Take time to really analyze the descriptions. Terms like “Handwoven” and “Hand Knotted” should be used to describe an authentic rug. If you see descriptive words like “Machine Made” or “Man Made” it indicates an unauthentic piece. Also, check out all of the discount indoor/outdoor rugs a seller has in stock. For example, if you were shopping in person, you would go through the stacks of rugs to ensure they were not identical in design. A handmade item cannot be the exact same as other handmade items. There should be at least minor differences in the design of similarly patterned rugs. Some dishonest manufacturers have unfortunately learned to create flaws or variations in rugs to try and pass off machine-made products as the real thing. Check The Labels Find out what materials were…

A Brief History of Kilim Rugs
Uncategorized / December 6, 2016

When looking for unique rugs online to add a special touch to your home, you should come across discount Kilim rugs. Unlike other discount rugs online, these rugs use techniques steeped in mystery. Many cultures lay claim to discovering the method, with woven tales as creative as their rugs. The Making of a Kilim You see, the main difference between these area rugs and other pile rugs or conventional carpet found online is in how they are made. A pile rug is traditionally made by knotting together different strands of wool, which is dyed different colors, into what is called “warps”. The pattern forms when these warps are pressed tightly against one another and the excessive length is cut off to a certain length, creating a pile. The design on flat weave rugs like Kilim rugs, on the other hand, is made by interweaving the strands of knotted wool so there is no pile when it is done. The History of Kilim Rugs The source of these flat weave rugs is where the controversy lies. An official dictionary definition of the word “Kilim” is “a pileless hand-woven reversible rug or covering made in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, and Western Turkistan.”…