Things To Avoid When Buying a Custom Rug

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Buying a custom rug is an extremely personal decision, it allows you to express your taste and style and is the perfect opportunity to have that one furniture piece that ties together an area, or multiple rooms. However, when committing to something as significant as a bespoke piece of furniture you should get it right.

custom rugs There are many considerations that needs to be taken into account when designing, or commissioning, your own bespoke rug.

Firstly you should consider if you have something similar already on the market. Existing designs are a safe way of getting a rug that you know will continue to work. I someone on the market is making a rug design the chances are that it works. Which begs the question if you want a custom rug to begin with. If there is a rug out there in the proper size and colours then it is likely to be less costly than having a rug made bespoke.

The cost increase for custom rugs is not simply the design process however the economies of scale involved with purchasing dyes, drafting up the design onto a computer, then onto a canvas for hand-tufting, or perhaps a rug ‘cartoon’ for hand-knotted rugs, in addition to small-scale shipping costs being substantially higher than large batch production. That being said, existing rugs are the most common source of inspiration for custom rugs – many custom rugs take a preexisting design and modify it slightly, or adapt the colours while keeping the pattern the same, or just alter the size to match. Needless to say some custom rugs could be more cost-effective than designer rugs giving a similar quality at a lower price-tag, the only difference being having less a designer sticker underneath.

The next pitfall to avoid when commissioning a custom rug gets your design wrong in the beginning, changing elements of your rug once the manufacturing process has begun may not be possible and if it really is it may be costly. Easier to take longer at the design stage than realise you earn a mistake later on.

Choosing design and colours could be a careful balance. An ultra-modern and patterned rug may be perfect for at this time but does it look right if you change your decor and if it does not, are you currently OK with that? Conversely, having a custom rug made to own it bland may defeat the purpose, so putting some thought into a design that you’ll love for years ahead helps to make it a high value purchase. However, custom rugs do not have to cost the earth and can often cost a lower amount than you’ll think, obtaining a quote and sending off some ideas of designs costs nothing. Learn costs and timeframes and take your choice from there.

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