Tips on buying cheap rugs

tips for buying cheap rugs

Cheap rugs can be found everywhere; however you will never need to settle for less. There are a full range of rugs available, and if you take your time to choose the right ones for you, the entire process should be very enjoyable and affordable. If you are restricted to a budget but you still need to decorate your home, here are some tips that will help ensure you get the right rug for you.

Consider the size

Size will be a huge consideration when you buy rugs, you may try to cut costs by purchasing a smaller rug but this may not be a great idea, because the rug actually needs to fit the space you’re buying it for.  You will be very disappointed if your choice does not adequately cover the space on your floor.

Measure your living space, and try not to sacrifice the size of the rug that you are purchasing. Instead, look at other options in materials or how it’s made.

The composition (Material) The choices are Synthetic or cotton (cheapest), Wool or Silk (highest).  The choices in construction (how it’s made) are Machine made (cheapest option), Hand tufted (medium in price range) hand knotted (highest price)

Don’t buy a cheap Rug, buy a great rug cheap

Instead of buying a cheap rug, consider buying a great quality rug on-line for less, so you do not need to wait for a rug sale in your local area. Venture online and find rugs at everyday prices.


Rug Size Guide

This Rug Size Guide summary is developed by RugSpot to help you choose the right rug.

How Do I choose the right Size?

The size of the rug will depend on the room and the way you’d like to set it.

Living Room – Consider the rug in relation to the furniture around it as it will affect what parts of the rug you will be able see. There are three to fit a rug in a room.

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Dining Room – For dining room you’d want to have the rug that covers the table and the chairs.  The rug needs to be big enough so that the chairs are pulled in and out on the rug. To do this you need to measure the length and width of the table.

Next pull out a chair as if you are going to sit on it and measure the distance between the back of the chair and the table.  Double up this distance and add it to both length and width of the table to get an approximate size for the rug you’ll need.


Dining Table –  Length 2.00 Meter, Width 1.0 Meter

Chair and the distance allowed for sitting on it, say 0.75 Meter

 Approx Rug –    Length 2.00+2 x0.75 = 3.50 Meters, Width 1.0+0.75×2 = 2.50 Metres

 Tip: If your rug is too narrow or too short, chairs legs will fall off the rug and you’ll have difficulty pushing the chair back towards the table. Repeating this may also scratch your floor.

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Bedroom – There are three room setting

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Below are the approximate rug sizes and with potential room settings.

Dimensions (Cm)     Size                     Suitable Area

120 x 170 Cm                   Small                   Coffee table, children room, Entry area

160 x 230                          Medium             2-3 Seater Sofa

200 x 290                         Large                   3 Seater Sofa, or 4-6 seater dining table

240×330                           X Large               2 x 3 Seater Sofa or 8 seater dining table

380×390                           XX Large           Large Rooms, 10-12 seater dining table

80 x 300                           Short Runner   Short Hallway

80x 400                            Med. Runner    Medium Hallway

80x by Meter                   Long Runner    Very long Hallway See Runners Guide