How to Choose the Best Handmade Rugs for your Home?by Klaudia Hubbard Marketing Consultant
Handmade rugs truly are one of the highest forms of luxury when it comes to home decor, isn’t it? They contain the print of its maker, the artisan who has been practicing the art for years, the natural imperfections that come with handcrafted things. And when it comes to rugs that are hand-knotted, it gets all the more precious, and it turns out to be a work of art that you can grace your floors with.
Indian rugs hand-knotted by artisans naturally take a longer span of time than rugs made by tufting or on a machine, and they require superior quality materials, making them a lifetime investment worth making. However, if you are confused as to how to go about buying the best handmade rugs for your abode, we have some tips that will help you make a well-informed decision.
Size: The size of the rug is one of the most important deciding factors in how your rug will look in the space. No matter how beautiful the design or how alluring the colour palette, your rug will fail to make an impression if the size is incorrect for the room. Determining the same will depend on the room size and the area of the room you wish to cover with the rug. Do not apply any guesses but take out your measuring tape and once you do, it becomes easy to choose the right rug for your space. If you don’t find the rug you love in the size that works for the space, you can always get the size customised with us at Jaipur Rugs.
Colour: Colour psychology is increasingly becoming one of the factors that interior designers are taking into consideration when decorating a home. Choosing the right colour can not only help you lend character to your home, but also exude the energy you want your space to. Handmade rugs are made in an astonishing and wide colour palette, covering every shade and hue that comes to your mind. If your room is dominated by neutral tones, add a pop of colour with your rug, or if you already have vibrant decor elements punctuated throughout the room, add a rug that will anchor it all down.
Material: Rugs that are hand-knotted or hand-tufted are most commonly woven in either pure silk or a mix of wool and silk to lend it more durability. You can decide on which material to opt for depending on the foot traffic of the space you want to lay your rug in. These materials are also the first choice of sustainability-conscious interior decorators and home owners as they not only last you long and are made from natural fibers but are also completely biodegradable.
KPSI: The KPSI or Knots Per Square Inch of a rug is telling of its overall value and durability as well as clarity of the designs. The higher the knot count, the more designs and colours of the rug will show with greater clarity. And when it comes to Turkish, Oriental, and Persian rugs, clarity is key. KPSI can be measured by examining a square inch of space on the back of the rug. Count the number of upward knots and then, the ones going sideways, and you will get the KPSI by multiplying these two. Finely knotted handmade rugs usually have a KPI of 100 to 1,000.
Now that you know the basics of differentiating between rugs, you can go ahead and invest in your first ever handmade rug for your home sweet home.
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