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Where to Shop for Affordable Rugs
Rugs do more than just protect your flooring. They provide comfort, muffle sound, and of course, add interesting texture, pattern and style to your space. Unfortunately, area rugs are often quite pricey, making it difficult to outfit every room in your house with them. Furthermore, big rooms require big rugs; there's nothing worse than a tiny rug floating un-anchored in a large space. While you could certainly look at purchasing large area rugs as an investment, especially if the rugs are high-quality, this may not be the wisest route, especially if you change your mind about your decor a lot, or if you have pets and/or small children who could damage your "investment" pretty quickly.
Luckily, if you'd rather put your money elsewhere, but still need rugs and don't want to sacrifice style points, there are several great places to buy rugs online at affordable prices. Many of these online retailers offer free or reduced shipping on their rugs as well, which saves you the trouble of figuring out how to get a heavy roll home from a store. Or, save money by opting to have the rug shipped to the store, where you can pick it up yourself. Worried about quality? To be sure, these rugs aren't made by artisans; but, at these prices, you can afford to take a risk. Besides, customer reviews help you avoid making a poor choice.
Speaking of making a choice, you may find it hard to choose among all of the styles, patterns, and colors of rugs offered by these outlets. From contemporary to country, flokati to vintage, you are sure to find something that will suit. Best of all, each of these retailers offer 5 x 8 rugs for no more than $400, and many are in the $200 range. If these prices still aren't low enough for your budget, sign up for the store's email service so that you can be notified of upcoming sales. Both RugsUSA and RugSale, for instance, run winter sales with rugs marked down by a whopping 75% to 80%!
Some other rug sources not specifically highlighted here include:
- Shades of Light--This is primarily a lighting resource, but they have amazing rugs at great prices, too
- IKEA--What doesn't IKEA have? If you don't live near an IKEA, however, their shipping costs are exorbitant. Luckily, Amazon offers a selection of their products, but beware: prices on Amazon for IKEA prices can be much higher.
- Target--Target never disappoints; this big-box giant is known for stylish products at affordable prices.
- HomeGoods and TJ Maxx--These discount retailers don't ship merchandise, but their brick and mortar locations across the country often have unique rug options.
- Lowe's and Home Depot--While home improvement stores don't always have the trendiest selection, you may still want to give them a look, especially if you're only after something neutral.
- Wal-Mart--Wal-Mart has earned major style points with the addition of its Better Homes & Gardens line of home decor and accessories. High-end designers Cortney and Robert Novogratz's 9 by Novogratz collection is exclusive to Wal-Mart as well. The rug selection at this chain will surprise you.
If celebrity designers interest you, there are several who have teamed up with retailers to offer high-end merchandise at prices within reach.
Without further ado, here are seven places to find stylish rugs at prices that will let you cover a lot more floor for less.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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