Handmade can mean many things. Price and quality depend on a number of factors in South Lake Tahoe.
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.
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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.
If something seems to be missing in an otherwise well-decorated room, chances are an area rug will be your solution. If an area rug is on your wish list, don't be afraid to spend a little extra to get exactly what you want. Rugs are a wise investment, providing years of service and pleasure.
All area rugs can be applied over any type of floor covering. If you're building or remodeling, consider insetting the rug in the tile, marble or wood floor so you have a flush floor throughout, with no fear of tripping over the rug corners.
Here are the types of area rugs for your consideration:
- Dhurrie rugs. These are thick, flat-woven cotton rugs made in India. They come in a variety of color combinations, pastels being the most popular. The designs on the rugs are geometric shapes, with animals, flowers and people woven in in a chiseled-looking fashion. Dhurries fit in well with most types of decor. Prices vary from $150 to $1,000, depending on size and quality.
- Bordered rugs. These are simply rugs of any size or shape with a base color in the middle and strips of border on the edges. The borders can be one strip in a coordinating color or several strips in two or three colors. Bordered rugs' uses are innumerable. They can be put under cocktail tables, dining tables or an entire living-room set or used as a foyer piece. Prices will depend on the quality of carpet used, the shape of it and the number of borders tacked on the edges.
- Inlaid rugs. Here's where your imagination can take over. Anything your mind can conjure, a good carpet designer can manifest. Doodle on a piece of paper until you come up with at least a semblance of what you want, and your designer can take it from there. Geometric shapes, florals, birds, stars and stripes, fans, your name or initials¾there are no rules. Pricing here again depends on the quality of the carpet and the complexity of the design.
- Oriental rugs. These rugs have always been a symbol of wealth, and rightfully so, as they're quite expensive. They're a great investment, as their value never decreases and sometimes increases. The purchase of an Oriental rug should be preceded by careful study of the varieties available. Most are handmade. Silk Orientals are often woven with real gold threads, adding to the value. Wool Orientals are less expensive, though still a good investment.
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