DIY Rug Project – Make Your Own Rugs

Making Your Own Rugs Is Easier Than Ever

5 easy steps to making your very own area rugs with Nazmiyal

As you already know, Nazmiyal Rugs has the ability of making custom rugs in pretty much any shape, size, color and material. Now, let us explain just how easy it is to make your very own rugs.

The five points you need to know when making your own area rugs:

  • Rug Size – Make sure you know the size you want the rug to be. Rug size will also affect the size of the patterns and the overall look and feel.
  • Rug Design / Pattern – Pick an existing rug design or you can create one yourself.
  • Material / Texture – The materials used when making rugs will affect the look and cost of the finished product. Also, flat weave rugs may be more affordable to make than hand knotted pile rugs.
  • Rug Colors – Make sure you establish the colors you want to use for the different elements.
  • Rug Budget- Establish a budget that you feel comfortable investing into this rug project. The budget and amount you can spend on a rug may affect the quality of weave, dyes used and other aspects of production costs.

Lets take a look at these points a bit more carefully.

DYI Rug Project - Make Your Own Rugs by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

DYI Rug Project – Make Your Own Rugs

Figuring out the size of rug you want to make – The size will affect:

  • The time to create – This is because the bigger the rug, the longer it will take to weave.
  • The cost of the rug – The more time it takes to make, the more money is spent on materials and weavers. The bigger the rug the more it will also end up weighing.
  • The design – The size of the rug will affect large or small the design will end up being. It will also impact how much design can be created.

Selecting the design of the rug you want made – The design will affect:

  • The quality of the rug – In handmade rugs, the finer patterns will require more knots per square inch to render.
  • Fine weave rugs with more complex patterns will require more attention to detail when the artist creates the rug cartoon or CAD.
  • Time create – Finer designs will take longer to weave and longer to finetune the samples prior to starting the actual rug weaving part.

*** As a sidenote – DYI rug projects have the ability to free you up to create anything your heart desires. This mean you can recreate your rug based on an existing design, artwork or pattern or can create a totally unique one-of-a-kind- rug based on your very own and unique art work / design.

Selecting the materials for your DYI rug – the materials will affect:

  • The look – This is because different materials have different textures and appearances. Silk rugs, for example, will, for the most part, have more of a sheen that wool rugs.
  • The cost – Some materials cost more. So picking the type of martial will have a substantial impact on how much the rug ends up costing you.
  • The texture – Some textures are easier and quicker to create. For example, flat weave area rugs will usually cost much less to make than knotted pile rugs.
Make Your Own Rugs - Selecting Textures by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Make Your Own Rugs – Selecting Textures

Selecting the colors for the rug you are making – colors will affect:

  • The look – Different, even subtle, color tones and shades can have a huge impact on the way the rug looks when it is done.
  • The time – The more colors you use, the more strike-offs might need to be created till all the colors are exactly as you want them to be.
  • The cost – When weaving custom rugs, we include one or two samples in the cost of the production. If more need to be made then we may need to charge for the extra ones.
Make Your Own Rugs - Selecting Colors by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Make Your Own Rugs – Selecting Colors

Make sure you know how much you can spend on your DYI rug project – your budget may affect:

  • The rug quality – Finer rugs will cost more to weave. So the number of rug knots per square inch may need to change to accommodate your budget.
  • The materials – Some materials cost more than others. So your budget may end up affecting which materials are used.
  • The pattern – More complex design patterns will cost more to create. So, the patterns and designs may need to be tweaked based on how much you are willing to spend.
  • The size – Since smaller rugs (of the same quality) take less time to weave they will end up costing less.
  • Texture – Pile rugs might cost more to make than kilim rugs. The two textures will end up creating two very different looks. So this is something that needs to be taken into account.

Now that you know the five easy steps to making your very of DYI rug – let the fun begin!

Contact us today to get the ball rolling. You may also use the form on this page – Sourcing Rugs – to send us some information about the area rug you would like to make.

This rug blog about making your own DIY rugs was published by Nazmiyal Rugs in NYC.

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