You can find rugs almost everywhere these days. You can find them at department stores like Walmart, Target, and others. Sometimes the quality may not be that great but often they will do enough to be what you need. Know your budget, and understand that cheaper may not last as long and that it’s a risk to buy online due to colors looking different.
* Thrift Shops – Believe it or not, you can often find gently used rugs at thrift shops. Don’t be grossed out. Check out the rug by smelling it, touching it, and looking at the top and the back of it to be sure it’s not too stained or dirty. You can always get it professionally cleaned if it’s a high-quality rug.
* Estate Sales – Often when people need to downsize or move due to life events, they will have an estate sale. You can find such well-preserved and high-quality rugs at these types of sales that you can’t overlook them. If you know what type of rug you want, especially if it’s an expensive handmade one, take a look at estate sales.
* JCPenney.com – This store actually has some really nice home décor that won’t break your bank, yet is high quality. Take a look at their offerings online if you don’t have a larger store with furniture in your area. Often, they will send sample swatches.
* Big Rug Sales – Your area likely sometimes has people come through your town to have a big rug sale. Sometimes they happen around the same time as art walks. Do a Google Search in your area for "Rug Sales" and see what happens. You never know what you might find. These events are usually only once a year.
* Overstock.com – A really wonderful place to buy a rug that will knock your socks off is through Overstock.com. You can get very expensive rugs for about 70 to 80 percent off. However, you won’t be able to get a swatch sample, so you’ll have to trust their colors. Make sure your monitor is set up to show true colors and isn’t blocking blue light or anything like that.
* Department Stores – There are many different department stores that have beautiful rugs, including discount stores. Depending on where you live they may be different. Stores like Ross, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, and specialty stores like The Carpet Store, Rug Gallery, and others are great places to go.
* Personal Sales – You can also find good deals today through the online personal shopping pages like eBay, Craigslist.com, and Facebook Marketplace. Again, if you're going to buy a used rug you’ll likely need to have it professionally cleaned, so make sure the type you’re buying is worth it.
Finding a rug that works right for your space may be like going on a treasure hunt. Take your time. Know what you want and wait until you find just the right thing. That way you can live with it for a long time to come and it will bring you, your family, and your visitors a lot of pleasure throughout the years.