Not sure which rug is right for you? We put together this guide to help you find the perfect fit. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, our Design Specialists are here to help.
It all depends on your room and the furniture it’s paired with. Think of a rug as your room’s curated anchor — setting the color palette and tone of your space.
Choose a rug that works with the size of your space and sofa.
Follow the 18 inch rule. You should keep your rug about 18 inches from the wall so your space feels anchored and complete.
We recommend sizing up so that your rug is large enough for furniture to fit on top without feeling crowded.
If one edge of your furniture is against a wall, size your rug to have front-legs across all pieces on the rug.
Your rug should be large enough so that your dining table and chairs are all invited to the party.
Make sure your chairs sit on the rug, even when pushed back. There should be at least 24 inches between your dining table and the edge of your rug.
Use the size of your bed as a guide. The rug should be large enough to extend beyond the bed (at least 8 inches, to be exact), giving your bedroom more definition and your feet a little more love.
The rug should be in front of your nightstands, not under.
Hand knotted or hand woven?
That’s up to you — but both are made with unparalleled craftsmanship. The type of rug you choose depends on how it will be used as well as your personal preference. We’ll break it down for you.
That’s right, hand knotted rugs are made of just that: knots. In fact, they’re made of thousands (and sometimes millions). Each of our hand knotted rugs is handmade by a skilled artisan, and no two are exactly alike.
Made by artisans with the help of a loom, hand woven rugs have lower pile (more on that below) and a thin profile, making them ideal to place underneath furniture legs.
Our advice: you need a rug pad. Why? A rug pad prevents your rug from sliding, lengthens its life and protects your floor (especially hardwood).
To purchase a rug pad, simply add one to your rug order.
Cutting down your rug pad
Sometimes, depending on the size of your rug, you may need to cut down the size of the rug pad. A pair of household scissors will do — just cut the pad to your desired size (but make sure it’s about 1-2 inches smaller than your rug to keep it secure).Shop rugs
Because no two handmade rugs are alike, each has its own unique personality.
Because no two of our handmade rugs are the same, slight color variations are common and dye may evolve over time.
All wool rugs are prone to shedding. Don’t worry, it will subside with normal wear and tear and regular vacuuming.
Your rug may have a few creases from the shipping process — that’s perfectly normal. Just lay the rug flat and you should see them disappear in a week or so.
With natural fiber rugs, loose fibers (called sprouts) are common. Remember: always snip them off with scissors, never pull.
Rule of thumb: rotate your rug every 3-6 months for even wear.
If your rug is exposed to direct sunlight, colors are prone to fading. Make sure your rug is placed in lower light, or try closing the shades while you’re out.
Taking care of your rug is easy, but in some instances, professional cleaning may be needed.
Here’s how to determine whether you should DIY it or call in the experts.
The easiest way to keep your rugs looking their best? Vacuum often. If you have pets or your rug is located in a high-traffic area, this will keep dirt and debris buildup at bay. See below for vacuuming and cleaning tips specific to your rug type.
Sometimes, you’ll need your rug cleaned by a professional. Make sure they know the construction of your rug and its fiber content for best results.
Wool rugs should be vacuumed 2-3 times a month, but always with the beater bar off and powerhead attachments removed. Always avoid vacuuming any fringe.Blot small stains, but stick to the professionals
Blot out stains as much as possible with a clean white cloth, followed by a mixture of cold water and a dab of dish soap (avoid hot water, wool rugs are prone to bleeding). Larger stains? You’ll need professional cleaning for that.
Professionally clean your rug every few years to keep it looking fresh.
Vacuum and rotate your natural fiber rug regularly to keep it in tip-top shape. Always use your vacuum’s standard floorhead, never the rotating brush.Raise those stains (and quickly)
For small stains, combine detergent, a little white vinegar, and lukewarm water and blot the stain with a clean white cloth. For heavy duty stains, always consult a professional.Never pull loose threads
As much as you might be tempted, always avoid pulling loose threads out. Instead, grab a pair of scissors and give them a trim.
You may use the beater bar when vacuuming, but keep it away from the edges of the rug to avoid fraying -- take to an attachment piece to gently vacuum those edges.Tend to your spills immediately
Blot out stains as much as possible with a clean sponge or white cloth. As always, professional cleaning is recommended.