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5 Benefits of buying a custom size rug

A custom-size rug is a tailored area rug cut and bound to fit specific dimensions. It can be a great addition to any space because cut-to-size rugs are designed to ground your furniture while complementing the room's orientation. Custom carpets allow you to create your space from the ground up rather than trying to adjust your furniture and layout around a standard-size rug. Read on to learn more about the benefits of buying a custom-size rug.

Top reasons why opting for a custom size rug is a wise choice

1. Tailor the rug to fit your space

When it comes to choosing the right rug, size plays a crucial role. While standard-size rugs are widely available, custom rugs are often the preferred choice of professional interior designers. “The right-sized rug optimizes the function of a room,” says Seattle-based Interior Designer Brian Paquette. Read more on Choosing the Right-Sized Rug with Brian Paquette.
Standard rugs come in various sizes that are suitable for most standard-size spaces. However, they likely won’t accommodate your specific needs or preferences when it comes to grounding your furniture. The advantage of choosing a custom-size rug over a standard one is that it allows you to support your design aesthetic without compromising on layout.

2. Ground your furniture and decor

A rug can be the perfect way to create focus in a room, but size can make or break the overall look and functionality of your space. A rug that’s too small can make your area feel disjointed and hinder the usefulness of your layout. To choose the right size rug, first consider the size of your furniture, such as your sofa or dining table, and choose a rug relative to the size of your furniture to properly ground and define the area. Learn more about choosing the right rug size for each room.

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3. Maximize the value of your purchase over time

The benefits of purchasing a custom-size rug go beyond having a perfect fit for your room. Standard rugs may vary in price, but the price tag may not always reflect the quality or value of the product. By opting for a custom-size rug, you can be sure that you're investing in a rug tailored to meet your exact requirements. Custom-cut rugs are available in various high-quality materials, weaves, and designs, so you can be confident that you're getting what you're paying for. Despite being an option favored by professionals, custom-size rugs are actually cost-effective, providing years of value for the tailored fit they offer.

4. Get expert guidance with professional design support

An added benefit of opting for a made-to-measure rug is the access to professional interior design support. While buying standard-size rugs may feel more convenient, selecting the wrong size can mean costly shipping and frustrating return processes. When you buy a custom-size rug from Ernesta, you’ll get complimentary professional assistance to help you determine the right rug size, style, and construction for your specific needs.

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5. Try your favorite designs and materials before you buy

Custom rugs offer another unique benefit that you don’t otherwise get with standard rugs, the option to try before you buy. With Ernesta rugs, you can select up to five samples of our designer-quality rugs, and we will ship them directly to your doorstep. This way, you can experience the texture, weave, design, and material before making a purchase, ensuring you are fully satisfied with your selection. Moreover, with our professional design assistance, we will guide you through the sizing and selecting process so that you can make an informed decision and buy with confidence.

Common questions about custom-size rugs

How do I know what size rug I need?

Rug size depends largely on the space you're working with, the furniture you’re styling, and your intention for the room. If the intention of the space is a seating area like a living room, your rug should encompass all of the seating to create intimacy and define the area. If you’re working with a larger room with multiple uses, you can leverage rugs to bring distinction to each functional space. This is where custom-size rugs offer exceptional value because they allow you to create the space you envision and select the perfect rug to ground it, rather than designing your layout around a standard-size rug.

Is it better to have an oversized rug?

When in doubt, go larger. A too-small rug is a common problem when buying standard-size rugs, and often, it’s because of either limited inventory or lack of know-how. A too small rug can cheapen a space and leave it looking disjointed. An oversized rug is generally a better option both aesthetically and functionally. However, when selecting the right rug, custom sizing is typically the preferred and recommended option of design professionals. Browse custom rugs

Where can I buy custom-size rugs?

You can order custom-size rugs either online or through our showroom on the Upper East Side. Our professional design assistants are here to help you either virtually or in person so you can select your perfect rug with confidence. You may also choose up to 5 rug samples that we’ll ship directly to you so you can see how the rugs look and feel in your space before purchasing.

How to get a custom-size rug?

Custom-size rugs are tailored to your desired specifications. You can get a made-to-order rug in a few different ways. The first and probably most common way is while working with an interior designer. Interior designers have relationships with a wide array of rug brands and companies that offer custom-cut and bound rugs that suit your specific design style.

Where can I buy custom-size rugs?

You can order custom-size rugs either online or through our showroom on the Upper East Side. Our professional design assistants are here to help you either virtually or in person so you can select your perfect rug with confidence. You may also choose up to 5 rug samples that we’ll ship directly to you so you can see how the rugs look and feel in your space before purchasing.

Another way to get a rug cut to size is to have wall-to-wall carpet remnants cut and bound to your specific needs. This is a good option for homeowners looking to match their rugs with their existing wall-to-wall carpeting. However, the most practical way to get a custom-size rug is to purchase one directly from a retailer specializing in custom rug sizing. Trusted brands like Ernesta offer a variety of weaves, materials, and designs in sizes to fit your unique space and layout. Ernesta also offers complimentary design services to support you as you navigate the products and determine your perfect size. You can order rug samples online to easily see and touch the rug materials so you know exactly what you’re getting before you buy. Customers located in Manhattan can also stop into the Ernesta showroom for an in-person appointment.

“A custom-size rug can completely transform a space.”

Brian Paquette, Interior Designer

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