Elevate Your Interior: Tips for Selecting High-End Rugs
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Elevate Your Interior: Tips for Selecting High-End Rugs

Every detail matters. From furniture to lighting, each element within a room plays a pivotal role in crafting the perfect ambiance. But among these elements, the rug stands out as the most important—the piece that can truly tie the entire room together.

When you opt for a high-end area rug, you’re choosing both visual and textile luxury. Tufenkian’s extremely handmade rugs exemplify the importance of using premium materials, such as handspun silk and wool, to provide stunning beauty and texture. It’s the more sustainable choice as well, considering high-end rugs are sourced from natural origins, biodegradable in nature, and crafted to last.


Understanding High-End Rug Materials

One of the key indicators of quality area rugs? The materials used. Premium silk and Tibetan wool are two of our most commonly used yarns—and for good reason. Silk elevates sophistication with stunning luster, while wool offers durability and comfort—in addition to undeniable beauty.

For ultimate long-lasting comfort and visual appeal, Tufenkian offers rugs made with a blend of silk and wool—delivering the key benefits of both premium materials. Bamboo silk is also available in our rug collection, as it is a superior type of viscose derived from bamboo fiber, filled with hydrophilic properties and enhancing environmental sustainability.

Quality vs. Cost: Why High-End Materials Matter

While the initial cost of a high-end rug may be steep, it’s important to consider the long-term value offered. From exceptional craftsmanship to sustainable sourcing and production, Tufenkian rugs deliver top-tier quality and long-lasting beauty.

Dedication to Craftsmanship

Every Tufenkian rug is created through an extremely handmade process. But what does that mean, exactly? From shearing of the sheep and spinning of the wool to the meticulous process of dyeing, knotting, washing, and finishing, our talented and experienced artisans complete every step by hand to create a stunningly unique masterpiece every time.

Sustainable Rug Production and Ethical Sourcing

By choosing high-quality natural materials like silk and Tibetan wool over synthetic alternatives, Tufenkian and our customers are able to reduce environmental impact and support ethical sourcing procedures.

Our commitment to sustainable business practices doesn’t stop there. We’re equally as committed to providing fair labor for all and preserving the craftsmanship and traditions of various cultures. By prioritizing tried and true methods, Tufenkian promotes a sustainable approach to rug manufacturing that aims to minimize environmental harm—all while carrying on and honoring timeless beauty.

In fact, a significant portion of our rug sales proceeds fund the Tufenkian Foundation, which was founded by James Tufenkian in 1999. Our foundation addresses diverse challenges in Armenia through initiatives such as poverty alleviation, education promotion, and environmental conservation. So by selecting a Tufenkian rug, customers not only bring exquisite craftsmanship into their homes, but also contribute to impactful societal and environmental advancements in Armenia.


Long-Term Value

Tufenkian rugs are built to last, withstanding the test of time and retaining their visual appeal even after years of use. By investing in quality craftsmanship and premium materials, you can enjoy the enduring elegance of an extremely handmade rug for generations.


Factors to Consider When Selecting a High-End Rug

When it comes to selecting the perfect rug for your space, there are several room-specific considerations to keep in mind. From size and color to functionality and aesthetics, each aspect plays a crucial role in creating a cohesive and visually appealing aesthetic.

Rug Size: Finding the Right Fit

One of the first aspects to consider when choosing a rug should be its size. Weigh factors such as room dimensions, furniture layout, and desired coverage to ensure the rug complements the space without overwhelming it or throwing off the balance of the other design elements. 

  • In a living room, a rug should be large enough to accommodate all furniture legs and sit comfortably beneath the coffee table. 
  • A bedroom rug, similarly, should extend beyond the sides of the bed.

Color and Design: Coordinating with Existing Decor

Coordination is key when it comes to rug colors and designs. If you're starting from scratch, consider selecting a rug first to serve as the foundation for your room's color palette. Opting for a rug with a versatile color scheme or subtle pattern allows for greater flexibility in accessorizing and styling the space.

Functionality: Durability and Placement

Functionality should be a main priority for any high-traffic areas. Durable rug materials, such as Tibetan wool or high percentage wool blends, are ideal for withstanding heavy foot traffic and maintaining their appearance. By placing high-end, high percentage wool rugs in areas of frequent use, you can ensure protection for your floor and a rug that will last through daily wear and tear.

Aesthetics: Enhancing Room Ambiance

Consider the aesthetics of the rug and its impact on the overall room. Whether you opt for a bold statement piece for a contemporary space or an understated design for a neutral living room, you’ll want to ensure the size, color, design, and functionality all come together to provide just the right flow and atmosphere.


The Tufenkian Difference

We pride ourselves on setting the standard in the luxury rug industry, offering only the most exceptional levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our commitment to artisanal excellence is evident in each knot, where experience, dedication, and skill combine to result in stunning quality.

At the heart of everything we do is our unwavering commitment to Tufenkian standards—from the premium materials we use to our meticulous inspection process. We strive to exceed our customers' expectations at every turn, ensuring experiences with Tufenkian are nothing short of exceptional.

Customization Options

Have a unique room in need of a custom rug? Tufenkian offers customization options, from size modification of an existing piece to creating a one-of-a-kind rug created to your exact specifications. Creating a custom rug with the expert help of our team allows you to customize with a wide range of options, including special sizes, color changes, swapping out materials, or bringing your own design to life to create your dream rug.


The Importance of Choosing High-End Rugs

By choosing a high-end rug, you’re not just making a decision based on style and size. You’ll want to take into account factors like quality, sustainability, durability, and functionality, ensuring that your investment stands the test of time and aligns with your values.

Ready to experience the difference of a Tufenkian rug in your home? From our artisanal craftsmanship to our dedication to quality, we ensure each of our luxury rugs meets incredibly high standards. Elevate your space with a Tufenkian rug today and discover the transformative power of an extremely handmade rug.

Explore our high-end rug collection here.


Tufenkian rug showroom with design catalog