Tips for Selecting the Right Area Rug

How to Select the Best Area Rug for Your Home

Area rugs are a nice way to add an accent to a room that makes it livelier. Picking out the best rug for your home is more difficult than one might imagine though. There are so many options to choose from that it can be overwhelming. Here are a few simple tips to help make your choice easier:

  • Remember Your Floor Arrangement: The type of rug that you buy will be impacted by what type of flooring you have. If you have floating floors, traditional hardwood, or some other type of flooring, you must take that into consideration. Your area rug will have to fit in the space that you want to fill, and different layouts work best with different rugs.


  • Consider Foot Traffic: Rooms that experience heavy foot traffic will need more durable rug materials to withstand constant use. Lightly used areas of a home do not need heavy-duty rugs as they will be more decorative and not experience a lot of wear and tear.


  • Carefully Choose Your Rug Color & Pattern: There are countless patterns and colors to choose from when it comes to rugs. Purchase a rug that matches your room’s color and design. Doing so will help the feel remain consistent and beautifully tie into the rest of the room. Otherwise, your rug may stick out like an eyesore rather than benefit the room.


  • Purchase Rug Padding: Your area rugs are an investment into your home and thus need to be protected. A great way to ensure the longevity of your rugs is to install rug pads underneath them. This helps them withstand heavy foot traffic and prevent potential slips.

Visit Our Rug Store Today!

At Caravan Connection, we provide beautiful area rugs to the New York, NY area. Area rugs can help protect your floors and add to the visual appeal of a room when carefully chosen. Be sure to consider all of the tips we have mentioned above when you want to purchase a rug. Then, when you are ready, come visit us to see our expansive selection of rugs!

Antique Rugs Added!

Check out these new antique rugs that we’ve just added to our Online Store and Antique & Semi-Antique Rug Gallery.

These rugs are one-of-a-kind and have stood the test of time. All completely handwoven, they come in both floral and geometric designs and have been woven in vegetal dyes or a mixture of vegetal and chemical dyes.

Here is a sample of what you’ll find when you visit our Shop Page or the Rug Gallery:

52265 - Persian Serapi


52250 - Sino Nichols (Red)

End of Summer Special!

New handmade rugs from India and China!

Perfect for indoor use, and durable enough for outdoor use. UV treated to prevent excessive fading and water protected.

Design: Twill
Design: Twill

See more designs in our Rug Outlet! Please inquire about available sizes and designs.

Design: Idle Hour; Color: Glacier
Design: Idle Hour; Color: Glacier

New Special! The Sari Silk Flatweave Collection

Currently in our Rug Outlet: The Sari Silk Flatweave Collection


These beautiful handmade flatweaves are made from recycled, vintage Indian sari silk. Available in a variety of colors. Each rug is unique, and therefore may differ slightly from the picture.

Sizes range from 3’x5’ to 9’x12’.

Visit our Rug Outlet for ordering information.