How to Buy a Persian Rug

When it comes to purchasing your very own Persian rug, it is certainly an investment, and you want to make sure you are choosing something that is within your budget, but at the same time a rug that means a lot to you, and fits the style of you and your home. There are many factors to consider when choosing a rug, such as size, color, pattern and more. We will walk you through what to look for, as well as what to avoid as you shop around.

Set a Budget

While Persian rugs are known to be on the more expensive side, there truly is a wide range of prices available and no matter what your budget is, there’s a solution out there for you. While larger rugs with higher knot count and more intricate patterns will definitely run you up, consider something for a smaller room in your house, possibly made of wool instead of silk. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to settle for an imitation rug.

Decide What Size You’re Looking For

Do you know which room you’re going to keep your Persian rug in? If you don’t yet, you should try and decide as soon as possible. The size of the room will greatly determine the size of the rug you’ll want. When it comes to Persian rugs, there are plenty of size options available– so you should be able to find one perfect for you.

Pick Out Your Material

Typically, genuine Persian rugs are made out of either wool, silk, or a blend of both. The material you choose will determine the finish and texture of the rug, with silk rugs having much more sheen. Silk rugs are also on the more expensive side of the spectrum. When you buy a Persian rug, you get what you pay for, because both wool and silk are flame retardant, while synthetic imitations are highly flammable.

Contact Persian Oriental Rug Gallery

If you’re having trouble finding the right Persian rug for your home, we are more than happy to help you with suggestions and a walk through of our large selection. We can help you choose a color and a pattern depending on the style of your home or apartment. Give us a call at 508.753.4667 or contact us here for more information.