Rug, Dog, and Wine Seminar Saturday June 8th

Rug, Dog, and Wine

On June 8th, 2019 Behnam Rugs hosted the second educational brunch seminar in its ongoing lecture series.

  • Attendees learned about the differences between tufted and handmade rugs
  • Ben Tavakolian expounded upon the reasons why dogs can spell trouble for your rug, what to do if and when they decide to mark their territory, and how to prevent future accidents
  • Don’t forget, if you can’t remove the stain or odor by yourself, Behnam Rugs is here to remove pet stains and smells using organic shampoos and live bacteria enzymes that bind to odors and remove them

Read our blog to learn how to remove pet stains and odors from your rug and how to prevent them in the first place.

 

How to Pair Modern and Traditional Rugs in Your Living Space

Modern and traditional rugsHow to Pair Modern and Traditional Rugs in Your Living Space

If you have a large living space in your home, you’ve probably considered decorating with multiple rugs. This can make a room more lively and interesting, with multiple focal points to draw the eye. But how do you choose the right combination of colors, shades, patterns, and styles to ensure the look is cohesive?

You can hire an interior designer, or you can read this blog.

One of the most popular methods is to pair rugs with similar colors but different designs. A traditional rug along with a modern rug can go together if the colors are quite similar. Mixing patterns with colors in the same shade family can result in a pleasing aesthetic. Consider using the most trendy colors to keep the space fresh. Light blues, grays, tans, and rusts are easy on the eyes while also being quite current.

Traditional medallions pair well with the abstract designs that are common in modern pieces. This pairing keeps your home from feeling stagnant, as can be the case when traditional rugs are paired with conventional accessories and furniture. Too often, traditional patterns make an already traditionally decorated room appear stuffy. On the other hand, modern rugs may need something to temper their simple designs. By mixing these two types of patterns, you are left with a room that has character and intrigue.

In general, contemporary colored rugs go together regardless of whether the design is modern or traditional. Pair traditionally designed and colored rugs in rich reds and blues with traditionally designed rugs.

And there you have it, all the ways you can mix and match different rugs by using colors and patterns to create a welcoming living space.

Real or Fake? Fraud or Value?

On October 19th, 2019 Behnam Rugs hosted the third educational brunch seminar in its ongoing lecture series.

  • Attendees learned how to spot rug fraud and found out the true value of their fine rugs.
  • Owner and rug expert Ben Tavakolian revealed the places most likely to scam you with a fake rug sale.
  • Rug 101 was covered in depth, teaching attendees about the different styles of rug, materials, places of origin and more

Photos of attendees enjoying the event

5 Things you can do with an Unwanted Rug

Rug made into a pillow5 Things you can do with an Unwanted Rug

Over time, you may fall out of love with your rug or decide to redecorate your home and the rug doesn’t match the new aesthetic. You may move and your rug doesn’t fit in your new home. There are a few options if you want to get rid of an old rug. Don’t just throw it away!

  1. If you’re selling your home, you can always include the rug with the sale of the house. This adds value and the new homeowners may love the rug. Oversized rugs add a lot to the room and can be a pain to move.
  2. Consider giving the rug to a family member, especially if the rug is valuable. This is often the case with authentic Persian rugs and antique rugs. Keeping it in the family will give your family member the opportunity to own a rug that appreciates in value and you don’t truly lose the heirloom or the memories.
  3. Donation is a charitable option for those looking to get rid of a rug. Every year, Behnam Rugs helps clients donate rugs to churches, schools, nonprofits, and other organizations. Consult with us and a financial advisor to be sure you go through the correct channels. Proper documentation is necessary for a tax write off. Stop by Behnam Rugs to get the papers for official donation documents.
  4. You may try to sell your rug. This is not easy and depends on the quality, age, and type of rug you wish to sell. A unique, authentic, older Persian rug is much easier to sell than a machine made rug or even some handmade rugs. If your rug is made in a color or style that is no longer popular you may have trouble selling it. Refer with Behnam Rugs to make sure you are selling your rug for the right price. We give free verbal appraisals on Saturdays. If you are using eBay or Craigslist it may take a long time to sell your rug unless it is rare. This can be discouraging. Another way to sell your rug is by taking it to a rug store and seeing if they are interested.
  5. Repurposing or altering- Maybe you still like the design of your rug but no longer have room for it or wish to redecorate the space the rug used to be in. Repurposing may be right for you. Depending on the quality and design, the rug may be used to make pillows, furniture covers, a wall hanging, or decorative items like a mirror border or headboard. Another option is altering. You can bring your rug to a retailer like Behnam Rugs and get your rug resized or cut into a new shape. This will allow you to use the rug in a different space. For more information, please confer with with us before you make a final decision.

Referral Program

Behnam Rugs has begun a new referral program!

Fill out the form below to refer a friend to Behnam Rugs or give us a call at 972-733-0400. You will receive a 20% discount on rug cleaning or a 5% discount off your next purchase.Refer a friend for a discountPlease enter your name first and email first, followed by the referral information. We will contact you once the referral results in a purchase to give you your discount.