Buying Modern Rugs vs Antique Rugs
An eye catching area rug is the perfect addition to any space. An important question to consider while searching for the perfect piece is whether to buy a modern contemporary rug vs a vintage antique carpet. There are many factors to consider, including the cost, which, for most people, is one of the most important things to consider when making a purchase of this nature.
Considering the cost alone, antique rugs may seem like the expensive choice but the truth may just surprise you. The prices of antique and vintage rugs have dropped significantly in recent years. On the flip side, the prices for many of the good productions of contemporary modern rugs have escalated tremendously. While this may seem counter intuitive, there are reasons why the antique rugs may be less expensive than the newly made rugs of today.
Some of the factors that may contribute to the escalating prices of newly made rugs are things like fuel costs, labor costs, taxes, costs of materials, paying the manufacturer, paying the wholesaler, paying the retailer and so forth. So once you start adding up the production costs and the number of hands it goes through, you end up with a product that is made today but costs more than buying an antique rug.
Antique rugs, due to the history associated with them, will always have some level of intrinsic value. The opposite is true for modern rugs, which lose the majority of their value once you take them home. An antique rug will hold it’s value over time due to the nature of the rug itself. This makes an antique rug a better choice in the long-run because of the rug’s intrinsic value. Vintage, historic, and antique objects will always hold a certain level of value simply due to the fact that they have been preserved as long as they have.
The history associated with antique rugs is what makes them truly special. Every antique rug has a unique story, and this is apparent just by looking at the rug. It is obvious that the antiques were woven with a lot of time and care.
Any rug can accent a room. That said, an antique rug can be a true enhancement (not merely an addition) as well as a great conversation starter. These rugs have a monetary value, due to their status as antique, but the sentimental and historic value is just as important. An antique rug is constantly telling a story, and bringing an antique rug into your home continues the story and life of that rug.
Though some modern rugs may be beautiful to look at, they will never have the depth, patina, soul or feel of a true antique. The stories of these rugs are visible in the way these rugs were made, and it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for modern rugs to reproduce that.
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Price aside, buying modern rugs may complete the look of a room or home, but buying an antique rug will truly bring that room and home’s interior design to life.
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