Preparing Your Rugs for the Holidays

The holiday season is here and that means one thing, guests! As much as we love having friends and family over this time of year, there is no denying that the extra traffic can cause wear and tear. With so many people in and out, your house is inevitably at higher risk for damage, and that includes your rugs. This season take one concern off your plate by following a few steps to ensure your rugs make it to the New Year in great condition.

holly-holiday-rug-floor-area-runner-holiday-backgrounds-600x380Apply a high quality stain protector.

Stain protectors do wonders for rugs and carpets used regularly. When applied correctly, they reduce permanent stains by repelling spillage, which allows you to remove spots more effectively.


Move your favorite rugs out of high traffic areas.

Of course you still want to display your favorite area rugs, but consider moving them to a room with less foot traffic, but where they can still be displayed. Even better, decorate a wall!


Clean and vacuum immediately after guests leave.


Check your area rug for any stains so that you can clean them as soon as possible, minimizing the risk of permanent damage. It’s also wise to vacuum to prevent away any debris from being accidentally ground into the fiber by footfall.

With these few simple steps you will be able to better enjoy your time with friends and family, knowing that your rugs are safe.


“Intro to Dowel” Event Is a Smashing Success

Interior design is a holistic art. For instance, the design of your furniture should complement the design of your floor covering. Color, pattern and texture all come together in an overall look whose sum is greater than its parts.

That was the idea behind our Intro to Dowel Event in October at our Boston store. Free to the public, this elegant experience paired Dowel Furniture’s custom chairs with Dover’s area rugs.

Dowel chairs parted with Dover rugs

Dowel chairs paired with Dover rugs

Working with Squarehouse Studios, we created a series of tableaux to provide our guests with fresh decorating ideas. The results were visually dazzling.

A seating are designed by Squarehouse Studios

A seating area designed by Squarehouse Studios

Guests had the opportunity to ask the evening’s hosts questions about their furnishings and advice for tips on decorating.

Dover Rug & Home CEO Mahmud Jafri with guests

Dover Rug & Home CEO Mahmud Jafri with guests



Dover Rug’s Hasan Jafri with Guest

Guests also had a chance to interact with the exhibits and get a hands on feel for the fabrics and textures.


And, of course, food and beverages made for a very festive occasion!


Free refreshments for all guests

We want to thank all of our customers, new and returning, who made this event such a wonderful success! Please visit Dowel’s website to learn more about this new company and to see their entire line of furniture.


Looking forward to seeing you in Boston, Burlington and Natick!