|I hesitate to link this rug because then my mother will know how much I spent and I'll get a lecture. LOL|
I have been lusting over hand-knotted rugs since we moved in. We already owned two of them from our last house so I know how great they are. Though, the ones leftover from our last house aren't the greatest match for our decor here, but for what we spent on them, we'll live with them.
So far in this house, I keep buying hand-tufted rugs in order to save money, and I think I've decided it's just not worth it for us. Perhaps if we had no kids and no dogs, they would be fine, but they just haven't proved to be very durable. At one point Shasta took to obsessing about the rugs and she managed to lick holes in our beautiful hand-tufted rug in our dining room which eliminated any resale value.
a couple fabric options and I ended up going with the lighter one and now that we've got 2 dogs, I regret it. Looking back, I wish I had just gotten the purple fabric and purple hand-knotted rug. Oh well. At the time, I thought spending less money on the rug was a feature. But I have learned over time, you basically get what you pay for.
|Rug #3: This was a hand-tufted rug and the colors coordinated nicely, but it was just too small. I resold it pretty quickly on craigslist for close to what I paid.|
|This is our current rug. It's a hand-knotted rug I got off Craiglist. It looks OK, but it's just too brown for my taste.|
|I really hope that the 5th time's the charm and we'll be done buying rugs for our living room.|
Update: I found this website and this website that explained the differences between hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs.