Published at Thursday, May 17th 2018, 18:44:36 PM. area rugs. By Senon Diaz.
Today, the traditional craftsmanship once treasured has transformed into the lowest cost labor available, or mass-manufactured rugs for big home stores around the world. Since we’re all about helping you find quality and enduring value, here is some history and tips to help navigate you around the world of heirloom-quality rugs.
Since the dawn of man, area rugs have been in existence. From animal hides salvaged for warmth under the feet in cold rock caves, to palm leaves, hay, and other vegetation being used in the forests as protection from the elements, there is no doubt that area rugs have a deeply rooted history that dates back to the beginning of evolution.
MITCHELL TURNBOUGH. When choosing an area rug, rich color and a good hand that feels nice under foot (barefoot) are essential. When determining the size, I personally prefer that all of the furniture sit entirely on or entirely off the rug —never half on or half off. Spend what you can afford.
KARIN BLAKE. My rooms are architectural and spare so I prefer to use antique area rugs as accents. I don‘t like to waste them under beds or couches. People should expect to spend $5,000 and up for an antique rug.