Buying a custom rug is a very personal decision, it allows you to express your taste and style and may be the perfect opportunity to have that one furniture piece that ties together an area, or multiple rooms. However, when committing to something as significant as a bespoke furniture piece it is very important get it right.
There are numerous considerations that needs to be taken into account when designing, or commissioning, your own bespoke rug.
Firstly you should consider if there is something similar already on the market. Existing designs are a safe way of getting a rug that you know will work. I someone out there is creating a rug design the probabilities are that it works. Which begs the question if you want a custom rug in the first place. If you have a rug out there in the right size and colours then chances are to be less costly than having a rug made bespoke.
The cost increase for custom rugs is not simply the design process but the economies of scale involved with purchasing dyes, drafting up the look onto a computer, then onto a canvas for hand-tufting, or perhaps a rug ‘cartoon’ for hand-knotted rugs, together with small-scale shipping costs being substantially higher than large batch production. That being said, existing rugs will be the most common source of inspiration for custom rugs – many custom rugs take a preexisting design and modify it slightly, or adapt the colours while keeping the pattern the same, or just alter the size to match. logo mats Of course some custom rugs can be more cost-effective than designer rugs giving a similar quality at less price-tag, the only real difference being having less a designer sticker underneath.
The next pitfall in order to avoid when commissioning a custom rug is getting your design wrong at the start, changing elements of your rug after the manufacturing process has begun will not be possible and if it is it could be costly. Easier to take longer at the design stage than realise you earn a mistake later on.
Choosing design and colours could be a careful balance. An ultra-modern and patterned rug may be perfect for right now but will it look right in the event that you change your decor and if it does not, are you OK with that? Conversely, having a custom rug made to have it bland may defeat the reason, so putting some thought right into a design that you will love for years ahead helps to make it a higher value purchase. However, custom rugs do not have to cost the earth and can often cost less than you’ll think, getting a quote and sending off ideas of designs costs nothing. Find out costs and timeframes and take your choice from there.