Renew, Rejuvenate, Redo!

Dover Rug & Home is always exploring the newest products and services available so we can provide more possibilities for our customers and their homes. Rugs have the power to alter a room completely and bring life and color to one that was once drab and out of date. They can also lift your spirit and rejuvenate your house by transforming an old room into your favorite room.

The past several months are peak “buying” times for our industry and we had the privilege of attending trade shows all over the world to see firsthand the newest trends in rugs and floor coverings. From Atlanta to Las Vegas, from South Asia to Europe, the rugs and carpets available this coming season are exquisite! They are modern, uplifting and they artistically combine textures and materials in unexpected ways. There is no better way to ward off winter blues than by giving the interior of your home a face-lift, starting with rugs and carpets!

We are thrilled to bring these products back to our showrooms in Natick and Boston. We realize not everyone’s taste is the same so we feature styles from a variety of cultures and from talented artists who combine textures and materials in unparalleled, intricate patterns. A few highlights of the new rugs we have in stock are:

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Slate gray, blue and taupe riff on the transitional style, 100% wool hand knotted carpet. Made in India.

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Dark gray contemporary pattern at home in a modern or traditional setting, wool and silk blend carpet. Made in India.

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Designed in a modernized style, variegated earth toned wool and silk blend carpet. Made in Nepal.

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Pale gold and ivory wool and silk blend rug, fashion forward inspired by the classic designs of the past. Made in Nepal.

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Taupe colorways wool and silk blend designed with contemporary flair. Made in Nepal.

We invite you to experience what’s new and exciting in the world of rugs by stopping by one of our showrooms. We look forward to your visit!

How to Choose a Carpet that Works for You

Purchasing a carpet for your home may not be one of the biggest decisions you make for your home, but it is an important one. Carpets can easily turn a cold room into a warm and comfortable space, are relatively inexpensive, simple to install, and undemanding when it comes to maintenance.

When you look for a carpet, make sure to keep in mind the environment you want to create and what style works for that environment. Consider durability, appearance, and style.

1. Durability
The durability of a carpet is based on its thickness, the fibers it is made from, and the overall construction of the carpet. Take into consideration the density of the fiber strands. How long will the fibers stand up to foot traffic? This will help you understand the long-term softness of your carpet. There are many different fibers including: wool, nylon, polyester, and olefin. Not all are alike, so make sure to research to see if the quirks for each are right for your lifestyle.

2. Appearance
Do you have the walls painted in the room where you’d like to put a carpet? Do you know the furniture that will occupy the space? The furnishings and paint hues can do wonders when paired with the right carpet. Depending on the wall color, furnishings, and specific feel you are aiming for, choosing a light solid, patterned, or dark colored carpet can help maximize your space and even help to enlarge a room or to make it look less spacious.

3. Style
Carpets are created in several styles, including plush, berber, and shag. Your needs are the most important factor when choosing a style, and you need to think about where in your house this carpet will be and if it will see a lot of traffic. Plush carpets can be soft and pleasant for under bare feet, but depending whether you choose “plush textured” versus “plush Saxony” carpet, footprints or vacuums can leave marks and quickly wear down the softness of the fibers. Berber carpets are constructed through loops instead of standing straight up. These are very durable but not as soft as plush carpets. Shag carpets are extremely loose and modern looking. They require more attention than either of the former two styles because dirt and crumbs can get trapped within the loose fibers. These serve better in less popular areas in your home.

Hopefully these tips will help you choose the perfect carpet for your space, and give you insight into the important questions to consider before beginning your search.