Things To Avoid When Investing in a Custom Rug

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

custom rugs There are several considerations that should be taken into account when making, or commissioning, your personal bespoke rug.

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

The price increase for custom rugs isn’t simply the design process however the economies of scale involved in purchasing dyes, drafting up the look onto a computer, then onto a canvas for hand-tufting, or a rug ‘cartoon’ for hand-knotted rugs, together with small-scale shipping costs being substantially higher than large batch production. That being said, existing rugs will be the most common source of inspiration for custom rugs – many custom rugs take an existing design and modify it slightly, or adapt the colours while keeping the pattern the same, or just alter the size to match. Of course some custom rugs can be more cost-effective than designer rugs giving an identical quality at a lower price-tag, the only difference being the lack of a designer sticker underneath.

The next pitfall in order to avoid when commissioning a custom rug gets your design wrong at the start, changing elements of your rug once the manufacturing process has begun may not be possible and if it is it could be costly. Better to take longer at the design stage than realise you have made a mistake down the road.

Choosing design and colours is actually a careful balance. An ultra-modern and patterned rug may be perfect for right now but will it look right if you change your decor and if it does not, are you OK with that? Conversely, having a custom rug made to own it bland may defeat the reason, so putting some thought into a design that you’ll love for years to come helps to make it a higher value purchase. However, custom rugs do not have to cost the earth and can often cost less than you would think, obtaining a quote and sending off ideas of designs costs nothing. Find out costs and timeframes and take your choice from there.

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