Living room rugs are perfect for homes that have hardwood, bamboo, or laminate flooring, but they can be expensive. It isn’t uncommon to find budget-friendly rugs that are priced above the $200 mark. If money is tight, here’s how you can still get rugs while staying within your financial goals.
#1. Look for rugs that have slight flaws in craftsmanship. A slight stitching error in a rug can save you hundreds of dollars without having the error be noticeable. Look in the discount section of your local retailer or rug supplier for these options.
#2. Consider having your rugs shipped. There are a number of rug retailers that can provide cheap rugs that still look great and cost less than $100. Larger rugs are always going to cost more, however, so make sure you have accurate measurements for your need rug before purchasing one.
#3. Beware of the padding cost. Most rugs for the living room need to have padding so that the rug stays put. Good padding will increase the cost of your rug by 20% in most cases. Avoid cheap padding because it could actually ruin your floor.
#4. Many hand-hooked rugs are actually machine woven. Don’t settle for paying the premium price on a hand-hooked rug unless you are 100% certain it was made by hand.
Living room rugs provide the space with an amazing point of emphasis. Take your time, consider these tips as you shop, and you’ll find an amazing rug.