Handmade can mean many things. Price and quality depend on a number of factors in Avinger.
Hand tufted: A tufted rug is made using a mechanical tufting tool that secures and inserts the yarns in the backing, often canvas. Since the tufted yarns are not securely enclosed by a knot, the backs of these rugs are usually sprayed or painted with adhesives to secure the pile yarn. These rugs cannot be truly called “Oriental rugs.”
Hand knotted: In a hand-knotted rug, each yarn is individually tied in a knot by the weaver. Each knot of yarn is tied securely around two or three strands of warp yarn, which is the vertical yarn set up initially on the loom as the basis for the rug that will be woven upon it. This is a completely handmade process, no mechanical tools are used.
A hand-knotted area rug will be more expensive than a tufted rug. In addition, a hand-knotted rug made in the crossed style of weaving is more time-consuming and durable (and expensive) than an uncrossed rug.
Shearing: After the rug is woven, overall shearing of the pile is done by hand, to an even depth or to variations of textural depth specified by the designer. Shapes within the overall design are usually incised, cut around carefully by hand to create dimension and clarity of design.
Knot count: This term refers to “knots per square inch.” The more detailed and complex the design, and the finer/thinner the wool, the more knots are required for clarity of color and design. High-quality rugs usually range from 50 to 100 knots per inch. Imagine the work that goes into that kind of hand weaving. Knot density will affect the cost of the rug.
There’s nothing that I love more than an outdoor living room. As the design trends keep moving toward the idea of creating outdoor spaces that feel just as comfy as your indoor spaces, it’s important to make sure that you have all the elements right. One of the most important pieces of decor I rely on to help make an outdoor space feel cozy is an outdoor rug. And while our choices used to be quite limited, these days you can find some gorgeous outdoor pieces with budget-friendly price tags.
Here are 10 of our must-have outdoor rugs, and they all cost less than $300.
Diamond Fuchsia + White Rug
Dash + Albert
For a bold outdoor space, go with something like this fuchsia rug for a giant burst of color. And if you’re not quite sold on pink, there are 16 other colors available to choose from.
Blue + Cream Rug
Rug And Roll
This blue striped rug would look gorgeous with some crisp, white furniture or fluffy, white pillows. The cream color would also go a long way in camouflaging inevitable marks and stains.
Home Decorators Collection
This rug looks like a natural-fiber sisal or jute rug, but it's actually made from synthetic fibers (so it’s much easier to clean and care for). It has a flat weave and is a great choice if you have a bigger area to fill.
Optic Diamond Rug
I love the graphic pattern of this black-and-white rug. It would be the perfect choice for a modern space or a small balcony.
This is another fun, graphic rug with pops of yellow and light blue. Consider going with simple, solid pillows, furniture and decor if you're opting for a colorful, patterned rug like this.
Marimekko for Target
Finnish super-brand Marimekko has teamed up with Target to create this playful pattern for their outdoor rug collab. It’s easy to keep clean and would look great in a kid-friendly space.
If you love the look of animal hides, this outdoor rug is for you. This rug is a fab take on the classic zebra-print and is available in black, brown, gold, navy, green or red. It’s shaped to look like a traditional animal hide, too.
Gray + Bone Geometric Rug
This geometric-patterned rug has a distinct Moroccan vibe. It’s neutral but makes a statement with its bold pattern.
An antique dhurrie from Morocco inspired this budget-friendly outdoor piece. It’s crafted entirely from recycled materials, making it an eco-conscious choice for your outdoor space.
Checkered Black + Cocoa Round Rug
For a more neutral outdoor setup, this brown and black natural rug is a great choice. It’s simple but can easily work with almost any style or color scheme.
Even if you have the most beautiful rug,it all falls by the wayside if you don't have the right size of rug. Area rugsdefine your space. In a dining room the rug centralizes the table and chairsacting like a foundation, a base or a landing for your furniture. But the mostimportant thing about a dining room rug is the size. Let's discuss the number onerule! With dining rooms, the key is to have comfortable space for your chairsto move in and out beneath the table without getting caught on the rug. Here'sa dining room with a three foot by six foot table in the center of the room. Andhere we have an area rug that sits under the table comfortably. But you'll noticethat the chairs are sitting half on and half off. So this rug is too small. Buthere we add 24 inches to each size of the table. It's important that you add toeach side of the table not just two feet to the length and width. This will giveyou the minimum space your rug should cover and will allow space for yourchairs to move in and out without getting caught on the rug. So in thiscase we need an area rug that spans the space of 7 feet by 10 feet. This sizemight be difficult to find so I'd round up to an 8 by 10 area rug. This rughere, albeit beautiful, is too close to the table size. You can see that thechairs are already on the edge of the rug. So if you were to pull out the chair,sit and then adjust the chair closer to the table, you'll be sitting half on and half off the carpet making it awkward anduncomfortable. Unlike these images here. there's plenty of room around the tablefor the chairs to move in and out. So here's your take away: In the diningroom, the rug centralizes the table and chairs acting like a foundation or alanding for your furniture. It's not enough to have a rug that just fits yourtable and chairs. The rule is to always add 24 inches to each side of yourdining room table to allow you to move your chairs in and out freely withoutgetting caught on the rug. Thanks for watching this little design tip. I'llhave lots more design tips just like this one coming soon so don't forget tosubscribe! I've got new videos every week. And leavea comment! I'd love to hear from you all and if you like this video please hitthe like button. See you soon!.
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