Persian rugs are renowned for their beauty and their effective show-stopping effects. Because of these and their mysterious beauty, these pieces are expensive and every purchase considered an investment. As a result, you have to get the most out of the purchase you make.
To ensure that you shop for the best Persian or antique rugs, you should consider the following ideas unknown to many:
- High quality
Vintage rugs include Persian rugs having been in existence for centuries. As mentioned above, Persian carpets are investments and you have to buy the best. You can tell the quality of the rug by checking the weaving. The weaving must be fine.
A good quality Persian carpet has more than 100 knots per square inch if the carpet has a geometric design. Anything less than 100 knots per square meter is of a low quality. Where do you now get this information? Look at the ticket on the rug, then ask for more information from the dealer.
- Country of origin
All Persian rugs are made in Iran, no other place. Therefore, you shouldn’t be lied to with vintage rugs purported to have been designed in China. The latter will cost less since they are replicas but the original pieces will last for a long time because they are made to perfection with the best designs and the highest quality materials.
- Watch trends
A good Persian rug has a classical design that will never go out of style. By watching trends on interior décor and rugs, you will be able to pick out the unique style that hasn’t gone out of style and doesn’t seem to fade in elegance through the years. Unique antique rugs are timeless and they will always have a high value even in their old age.
- Old age
An old Persian rug costs more than a new one. Even at 100 or more years, such an old rug will be more valuable as a result of its rarity. To be sure that you are buying the real thing and the age is as said by the dealer; you should check the ticket that is available in the original pieces. This ticket has the age, description, design, origin, and the quality.
Choose a rug in your favorite color and also a rug with colors that can be complemented or easily scaled. It is advisable that you buy the rug first especially when re-modelling or redecorating. The color chosen for the rug or the carpet will guide you in buying furniture or choosing wall pieces and pillow cover colors.
Alternately, if you already have everything set out, you may consider carrying some swatches of fabric to guide you when shopping. Light-colored Persian rugs will push your ceiling higher and dark colored rugs pull the ceiling lower.
- Take your time
You will come across tens, if not hundreds of beautiful Persian rugs, be ready for this and don’t purchase the first rug you spot. Take your time, go through everything, or most of the stuff there before making settling on one. Otherwise, you will end up buying one piece, but then you will see another one, better than what you have.
In conclusion, the best rug will make you fall in love with it over and over again decades after the purchase. You should therefore take your time when shopping.
Doris Leslie Blau Rugs
306 East 61st Street, 7th Floor,
Tel: (212) 586-5511
Fax: (212) 586-6632