Buying Antique Rugs

Information to Consider When Buying Antique Rugs

Read our comprehensive guide to buying antique rugs and carpets

Below, you will find a series of articles written to assist you in the process of buying an antique Oriental rug. Each article deals with a different aspect of antique rugs, and, together, they will help to paint a full picture of what the process of buying an antique rug fully entails.

From a list of suggested reading, to various breakdowns on the various types of antique rugs that you may encounter, there is certainly a lot to consider. Different people have different needs in mind when they decide that they are interested in buying antique rugs. It is important to be aware of these concerns before  beginning to look.

Buying an antique Oriental rug can be a thrilling and unique experience. From exploring the difference between city and village rugs, between tribal and Nomadic rugs, between formal and informal antique rugs - and countless other such pairings - one stands to learn a great deal about one of the crafts longest practiced by mankind - rug weaving.

Fine antique Oriental rugs are timeless works of arts, and are living embodiment of the peoples and the cultures responsible for their creation. Explore the fascinating and exciting world of antique Oriental rugs today, and you'll surely be ready to buy one all your own in no time!

1. View our entire Consumer's Guide to Buying Rugs below:

Books to Read About Handmade Rugs

Are you interested in a rug as your next purchase? As you shop, you will discover many styles of antique rugs. With so much to think about, it is challenging to know which one to buy. Click through this suggested reading to discover what you need to know to effectively shop for a rug. Explore your needs and understand the styles of available rugs. These selections are designed to introduce you to differing aspects of antique rugs and provide you with a comprehensive look of the entire rug buying process. [Read more: Books to Read About Hand Made Rugs]


2. Use of Rugs and Carpets in Decoration

Use of Antique Rugs in Decoration

Rugs do more than simply provide a soft place to step. They serve practical purposes from offering insulation to dampening sound. And their decorative purposes should not be overlooked. Here is what you need to know to select a rug for your home or business that is pleasing to the eye in addition to being useful. [Read more: Use of Rugs and Carpets in Decoration]


3. Formal vs. Informal Rugs

Formal vs. Informal Rugs

Available rugs range in formality to suit everything from a formal office space to a relaxed bedroom environment. At work client meeting spaces and board rooms require the most formal rugs. At home entry ways, living rooms and dining rooms may also require a touch of formality. Match the right level of formality to your needs. [Read more: Formal Rugs vs. Informal Rugs]


4. Choosing Antique Rugs for Wall Hanging

Choosing Antique Rugs for Wall Hanging

Although they may be intended primarily as floor coverings, rugs also work well as decorative wall hangings and even furniture coverings. Rug weaving is an art, and many rugs bear cultural and artistic significance. Develop your appreciation for these rugs through our articles as you prepare to purchase a rug that is truly a work of art worthy of your wall. [Read more: Choosing Antique Rugs for Wall Hanging]


5. Not All Rugs are Made the Same

Not All Rugs Are Made the Same

The issue of rug durability -- that is, how long it will last as well as how resistant it will be to wear and tear -- is an important factor for you to consider when you're buying a new antique rug. It should certainly be noted that not all rugs. [Read more: How Rugs Are Made]


6. How to Approach Interior Design with Antique Rugs

How to Approach Interior Design with Antique Rugs

Because of their wide variety of styles, antique rugs represent a unique opportunity to explore many different styles within the world of interior design. [Read more: How to Approach Interior Design with Antique Rugs]


7. Tips for Decorating with Vintage and Antique Rugs

Tips for Decorating with Antique Rugs and Vintage Rugs

Selecting an antique rug is not the end of your interior design project. Styling your room with the rug in it is where the real challenge lies. Once you have brought your rug home and put it in place, you will want to make it a focal point of the room and be sure all your design elements work together in harmony. [Read more: Tips for Decorating with Antique Rugs]


8. Buying Antique Rugs and Carpets

Tips for Decorating with Antique Rugs and Vintage Rugs

Your FAQ for purchasing antique rugs can be found here. Among the topics discussed, you will find initial considerations, the best rug stores, how to get a great deal, and what you need to know about appraising and evaluating rugs. This information has been divided up into three sections that are easy to browse. [Read more: Buying Antique Rugs and Carpets]