Because big rugs go in big rooms. And big rooms are in big houses. And big houses are furnished by rich people. Rich people spend money. Rich people use Interior Decorators. So, Rug News andDesign Walked the Market at AmericasMart looking for Big Rugs. Go to Walking the Market to see what we found
Nelly Ortiz asked exhibitors “What is the Biggest Rug you have available and what is the MSRP”. Those were the rug pictures she took. We think Jaipur had the biggest rug, a 18x18 hand tufted viscose and wool rug. Caravan Modern’s Boxter collection had Sizes up to 14×20 with MSRP of $28,000. Palmetto Living (Orian) was showing Riverstone made with 100% Polypropylene in sizes up to 12×15 with MSRP of $1,859.
Rug News andDesign believes that retailers who feature big rugs and train their customers to think BIG, will enjoy protection from the competitive pricing of big boxes and online retailers. The January issue features a story about the retailer, At Home in the Valley, who aggressively sells big rugs. Check out the January issue. page 12