Buy a Designer Rug at a Value Price
Probably the best way for you to save money when buying a designer rug is to let your favorite designer do your work for you. They do it all the time. How? Designers will collaborate with a rug company to produce a value priced rug that sells for much less than rugs produced by the designer themselves.
Think I'm kidding? Look at designer rugs by Liora Manne for Trans Ocean rugs. She'll use the same designs that she'll use in-house only they'll make them with more affordable materials, thereby passing on the savings to you. Claire Murray used to design rugs for Oriental Rugs but now she's got an agreement with Milliken Rugs.
There are also other designer area rugs that you can buy online. Kathy Ireland for Shaw has produced a number of winners; 11 of her designs are in Shaw's top 20 list! Isaac Mizrahi has probably never been as affordable as he is at Target where his home collections include area rugs.
If you want to save even more money buying a designer area rug, you can find create deals on close-out items. Think of how a bathroom designer rug would look in your bathroom. These rugs won't look cheap either, most of the designer throw rugs you'll find have more expensive counterparts that you wouldn't be able to tell apart without the price tags.
Another way to afford a rug that is by a designer is to look at the more affordable rugs in their collection. Not all of the designer area rugs will be wool; some will be in cotton or man-made materials that make for much more affordable area rugs which will still have that unmistakable designer flair to them.
About the Author
Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.