I understand the frustration of trying to find a new rug. It is true that I change out my rugs pretty frequently. I love rugs and there is no way around that. This is the story of my struggle to find the perfect rug.
I started out a couple of years ago with a nice shiny shag, it held up well and to begin with a I had no problem, until my jewelery would go missing. The cats had figured out that they liked things that sparkle and with that would play with any piece of jewelery they could get their paws on. The problem is with a shag rug is that things are easily lost in them, things like the diamond earring my mom had given me for Christmas. At that point I was done with the shag, let it be for people without playful cats!
I began my search, I wanted something to match the black and light gold in my quilt, have some contrast with the dark cherry colored floors and not look out of place with my antiques.It was a long search for me, I had certain sizes in mind: A runner, A 2×4 (which isn’t a common size) and a 4×6. I wanted rugs without a border, and with a directionless / asymmetrical pattern. I also didn’t want to spend a fortune. I had designed myself into a tighter corner than most of my customers do. I sympathize with the picky and hard to please customer because I am that customer.
I used out advanced search deciding to start with the oddest size (the 2×4) and work my way from there, my eyes can pick out which colors and patterns I liked pretty quickly so once I had that size narrowed down it helped. Then there were other problems, what material did I want. I prefer wool and faux silk rugs, I personally think they feel the best. Of course there was also the decision of what company I wanted to support. There are a couple that I just enjoy working with that have afforable rugs and would like to get a rug from, three of which made my size: Safavieh, Kas and Couristan. I already have a Safavieh in my livingroom so I was deciding between a faux silk Couristan and a wool Kas. I finally decided on a Kas rug from the Catalina collection. It looks stunning in my room, it’s nice and warm on my feet in the middle of the night and my cats like it which is an added bonus.
So if you’re a picky customer and not afraid to admit it and want some help with our advanced search to find the perfect area rug. I promise not to lose patience because I understand wanting just the right rug and not wanting to look at a bunch of rugs that won’t fit my needs.