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How I Find the Best Vintage Rugs on a Budget

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    Allyson Trammell



Having pets that we deal with like people implies that the rugs in our house take a severe beating. They’re incessantly trampled on, used as private again and abdomen scratchers, and graced with the occasional web site of undesirable physique fluids. Ought to I’ve clarified additional that it’s the canine doing this and never me? In all probability.

However irrespective of how well-behaved your pets are, accidents occur. And people accidents can both be categorized as “NBD” or “catastrophic.” I want to dwell within the land of NBD, so I’ve given up my beloved jute rugs which aren’t pet-friendly—they really don’t recuperate from any moisture, even a glass of water being spilled on them—and settled on filling our house with ultra-durable classic rugs. To maintain them stain-free, you solely must spend money on a bottle of Folex (a life-changing spot remover everybody ought to have) and a once-yearly go to from a carpet cleaner. 

You might assume a classic rug will set you again hundreds of dollars. And whereas these artworks undoubtedly may be that a lot, I’ve discovered insanely reasonably priced choices on eBay and Etsy. Sure, it requires a little bit of searching, however your financial savings account will thanks later.

My ideas for purchasing? First, focus your search on imprecise phrases like “tan overdyed rug” or “tan classic rug” and be able to flip by way of lots of pages. Don’t use dimension or colour filters, as a result of it should remove lots of choices. Second, know what dimension you want and be prepared to compromise. Measure your room and understand how excessive or low you’re prepared to go. Most classic rugs are handmade and are available in odd sizes, so understanding your dimension vary will assist preserve the search course of brief. Third, don’t be afraid to ask for a reduction or haggle on the worth. Sure, even on eBay and Etsy. I’ve by no means had a problem getting a deeper low cost on a big rug so long as I message the vendor. And final, don’t be discouraged in the event you don’t discover the right rug in your first day of looking out. Bookmark your favourite shops, observe their stock, and have persistence—you’ll discover the correct possibility in time.

To get you began in your rug search, I’ve rounded up a couple of favorites I noticed on my final Saturday morning deep dive. Pleased purchasing!

 

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