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What Should You Pay for an Area Rug

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From a visual perspective, an area rug can be the perfect final touch to a living room just by adding a pop of color and pattern. Some even consider an area rug to be a piece of artwork.

On a more practical level, a cozy area rug can bring some warmth to an open space and even help with sound absorption.

When looking to complete your room with the perfect area rug you may wonder, how much do area rugs cost? The cost of an area rug is actually an important factor to consider as the price range can vary quite drastically.

How much can you expect to spend on a rug?

The price varies, as with most home decor pieces, depending on the quality, materials, and size. Quality rugs will, generally speaking, start at around $400 and can go all the way up to $10,000 and even far more for a very high-end, luxury rug.

What factors come into play when it comes to price?


Pricing will go up the larger the rug is, while smaller rugs are generally more affordable.


Rugs can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers, and the price of the rug will vary depending on the materials used. For example, polypropylene, a synthetic fiber, is the most affordable. Nylon, a synthetic fiber known for its stain resistance, is in the mid-range. Wool on the other hand, a natural fiber and one of the most durable options, is a pricier option. Silk is another luxury and costly choice. Woven Passion Rugs are available here.


There are several ways to construct rugs including machine-made tufted, machine-made knotted, and hand-knotted. Machine-made knotted rugs are the most affordable. Machine-made tufted is mid-range as it involves some work by hand. Hand-knotted rugs, the most durable and the most laborious to make, are a higher-end option.

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