A little knowledge can go a long way.
Millions of individual knots tied by a skilled craftsman.
Weaving material by hand through a warp and weft.
Tufts of material are punched through the loom with a powered powered tufting guns.
Similar to a newspaper ream, "woven" by machine and cut to size.
Wools, cotton, jute, sisal, silk, etc.
Indigo, madder, and others are dyes created with roots and plants.
Acetate, Nylon, Polyester, Polypropylene are synthetic or processed materials.
Chrome dyes synthesized from potassium bichromatic.
Whites, beiges and grays will brighten up a room and make it appear larger.
Deep or bright colors will create a cozier atmosphere and segment a room sharply.
Centuries of weaving have established classic and regional designs with rich histories. Commonly rely on natural, local dyes, but some have been updated with modern color palettes and washes.
Pop and contemporary art influence rugs with an array of abstract, amorphous and geometric designs. Commonly found in very bright colors or neutral tones.
Decide where the center of the rug should be and with what point in the room it aligns (e.g. the center of the couch). This is your center point for measuring.
Use a measuring tape to define the area your rug should cover.
Measure adjacent furniture and compare it to the defined space size. To make a room look larger, the defined space size should be larger than the adjacent furniture. (i.e. your rug should be longer than your coffee table)