Area rugs have few rivals when it comes to lending personality to a room. Whether itís an heirloom quality Oriental atop a polished hardwood floor, or a handcrafted braided rug on aged pine planks, whatever your taste or budget, area rugs are highly versatile and can set the tone of the room, creating a finishing touch or an instant makeover.
Itís easy to appreciate the timeless appeal of area rugs. Rugs add an element of softness and warmth to any hard-surface floor, add visual interest by infusing color and pattern into a space, and make handsome cover-ups for soiled or damaged carpet. Beyond beauty and elegance, area rugs can be employed as functional design elements. They can act as unifiers, dividers or boundary definers.
A popular and effective decorating strategy is to use area rugs to give rooms structure and define focal points, especially important in large rooms and open-plan homes. Area rugs can be used on wood floors or in conjunction with carpet. Need more info on area rugs? Ask a Boro consultant for guidance. Plus get the 4-1-1 on rounds, runners, stair runners, and complementary sizes for coordinated rug ensembles.
Is that rug hand-knotted or machine made?
Area rug pricing depends largely on whether a rug is hand-knotted or machine made.
A hand-knotted rug is quite literally a work of art, which can take years to create! These heirloom pieces are investments that will last for generations.
Hand-tufted rugs replicate the look of hand-knotted rugs but although these rugs are handmade, they are not hand-knotted, making the process of creating them less labor intensive, and therefore less costly than their hand-knotted counterparts.
Thanks to technological advances, machine-made rugs can look fantastic, and offer style and quality to suit every budget, ranging from prestigious brands like Karastan, Wilton, and Couristan to a whole host of economical alternatives.