There are numerous benefits of buying a new rug online. For one, you have access to a much wider choice of colours, styles and patterns. It’s also more convenient. You can have your new rug delivered straight to your door and don’t need to worry about trying to squeeze it into the back of your car.
The only real drawback of buying modern rugs online is that you can’t see or feel them ‘in person.’ Instead, you have to make your decision based upon good photographs, a precise description and honest customer reviews.
Here at Woven, we do our very best to provide a number of clear photographs, including both close ups of our rugs and images of them within a room. We also take great care in crafting detailed descriptions, so you can get a real sense of what your rug will look and feel like. But just to make the online buying process even smoother for you, we’ve put together a few tips on how to successfully buy a modern rug online.
Our Asiatic rugs are available in a number of different sizes.
Measure up first
Before you even start looking for a new rug online, we recommend measuring up the floor space you want to cover. By this, we mean the exact area you plan on putting your new rug, not the entire floor space. Having these measurements will help to ensure you don’t buy a rug that is too small or too big for the area.
The York range (£39) by Asiatic Carpets is ideal for high-traffic areas of the home.
Consider the purpose of your new rug
Next, we suggest considering why you want to buy a new rug. Are you hoping to cosy-up a cold hardwood floor? Do you need to add a pop of colour to your room? Will it be positioned in a heavy-traffic area? Answering these questions will help determine the type of rug you need to buy.
For high-traffic areas of the home, we suggest a durable material like low piled wool. On the other hand, if you’re after something plush, for style rather than practicality, look for rugs made of silk.
On the Woven website, you’ll find beautiful collections of rugs in a wide range of colours and materials. We’ve tried to make the online shopping process as easy as possible by categorising our rugs, so you can filter by colour, brand, shape and style.
Asiatic Carpets are hard wearing, easy to clean and very reasonably priced.
Have an idea of your budget
Our final tip is to carefully consider what you’re willing to pay for a new rug. Investment rugs, like our Louis De Poortere collection, made from luxury materials, are going to have a more premium price than those made from synthetic materials. Think about whether you’re looking to invest in a rug that will last a lifetime or whether you’d prefer to spend a little less and change the rugs in your home more frequently. If you’re looking for a stylish, affordable range, we highly recommend Asiatic Carpets.
Setting a price point will help narrow down your choice. Shop around and compare prices to make sure you get the best deal and don’t forget to look out for discounts.
On the Woven website, we’re currently offering 10% off your first order, using the code FIRST10. Find one of our rugs cheaper somewhere else? Let us know and we’ll beat it by £10! We also offer free exchanges across our entire range, so if you do unfortunately pick a rug that isn’t quite right for your home, the exchange process won’t cost you a penny!
We hope you’ve found our rug buying tips useful. If you have any questions about ordering from our site, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the live chat service on our website.