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Save Money by Shopping for Area Rugs Online

The perfect rug really ties a room together. But if you’re on the hunt for an area rug, it can be overwhelming, to say the least! Where do you even begin?

Of course, you have to figure out exactly what kind of rug you’re looking for, first.

What Size Do You Need?

When determining size, consider how you’d like the rug to fit in the room.

If you’re hoping for a more modern look, the rug should fit in front of furniture legs.

Traditionally, though, you should measure the seating area and select a rug closest to these measurements. This allows the furniture legs to rest on the rug for a unified look.

Of course, you can also opt for a full-size rug that fills the entire room. Select a size that allows for about 2 feet of floor space around the rug’s perimeter.

Where to Find Deals on Area Rugs

Once you’ve determined the size you need and the style you’re searching for, it’s time to start shopping! But where do you start?

Online Stores

Sites like Wayfair and Overstock offer plenty of variety in a range of prices. They’ve got huge selections of unique styles that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else, and there’s something for just about any budget. You can also narrow your search by plenty of criteria: shape, color, pattern, material, or even technique used to create the rug.

Wayfair offers free shipping once you meet a minimum subtotal, and Overstock is currently running a promotion for free shipping on area rugs, saving you even more money.

Home Improvement Stores

When you think of home improvement stores, eye-catching rugs probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind. However, stores like Home Depot have their fair share of rugs to choose from. Their site also allows you to filter by color, size, shape, material, price, and pile height.

Ordering rugs through Home Depot or other home improvement stores also offers the added benefit of in-store returns in the event you don’t like the rug once it arrives. You can also arrange to pick up the rug in a nearby store.

Other Big Box Retailers

Much like Home Depot, other big box retailers like Walmart have tons of affordable area rugs. Although they might not have as many options as an e-commerce site like Wayfair, they do still offer plenty of size and style options.

Walmart does happen to have some of the same name brands found across other websites, though their inventory may be more limited as compared to Wayfair or Overstock. Stores like Walmart also have the same benefits of purchasing an area rug from Home Depot in that you can pick up in-store, or do returns in-store.

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