5. Always Consider Your Budget When Rug Shopping.
The general guideline is to avoid purchasing a new rug if you can’t afford it, even if it means living with a bare floor. This is why it’s crucial to make a budget for all your interior decoration, especially rug shopping. Why? Because, believe it or not, rugs are more expensive than you’d think they are. If you can afford it, though, it’s a good idea to search for materials like cotton, silk, and wool, which may still look excellent and wear well over time. These materials are incredibly durable. Wool rugs, for instance, can last from 25 up to 50 years without any visible signs of wear. In fact, unless you’re in the mood for a change, there’s no need to replace any wool rug. Materials like synthetic need to be changed every 3-5 years due to easy wear and tear. To save money, it would be wiser to choose the most durable option.
Did you know that the amount of money you want to spend on a new rug will be close to the entire cost of the large furniture? For example, a rug for your living room must be as expensive as, if not more expensive than, the sofa set. If your sofa is exotic, your rug should be the same. Ideally, you should prepare your budget to include an extra 10% to be more flexible with your price range. However, it is not a must to have an expensive rug. You can find beautiful rugs in flea markets, vintage or antique stores, or interior decor stores. As long as your rug suits your taste and the design of the space, you can put it there! It is the right rug. Just make sure you don’t break your bank in the process.