WHAT TO DO WITH OLD ORIENTAL RUGS
What to do with old oriental rugs is a post where I share with you eight things you can do with old oriental rugs.
Maybe you moved to a new home, so you want to replace old items from your old home with new ones to match your new home’s environment.
Or maybe that oriental rug is too old, worn out, and damaged to fit your new home décor.
Whatever the reason, below are some ideas of what you can do with old oriental rugs.
SELLING THE ORIENTAL RUG
If the oriental rug is in good condition, you can sell it to oriental rug dealers.
You can then use the money acquired from the sale to get a new rug that will suit your current home décor or rug tastes changes.
If you don’t know how much you should value your oriental rug, you can take it to professionals for an appraisal. Alternatively, you can read this guide on how to tell if an oriental rug is valuable for more tips.
Alternatively, you can read this guide on how to sell oriental rugs to get tips on where to sell oriental rugs and how to value used oriental rugs.
REPURPOSING THE ORIENTAL RUG
Repurposing is the process of resizing, reshaping, or redecorating a rug to serve a different purpose. For example, you can cut your old oriental rug into small throw towels, chair covers, or table coverings.
Alternatively, you can make handbags and clothing from the oriental rug.
GIFTING THE ORIENTAL RUG
You can choose to give out your old oriental rug to someone as a gift.
Maybe your friend is getting married; you can give the rug to them as a gift.
Alternatively, you can give it to your daughter when she starts her family. That way, you will keep the heritage of that oriental rug in your family legacy. This is a great way to preserve historical items by passing them from generation to generation.
LAYERING THE ORIENTAL RUGS
Maybe some section of your oriental rug is torn or damaged.
Or maybe you moved to a bigger house where the oriental rug does not fit the décor because it’s so tiny.
You can layer two or more old oriental rugs to cover up the torn areas and cover up the extra space in such a case.
DONATING THE ORIENTAL RUG
You can choose to be philanthropic and donate your old oriental rug to a non-profit organization such as a children’s home or a school for special needs.
You can even donate it to the church or your favorite restaurant in town.
Unlike in selling, you shall not get any monetary value back from your oriental rug if you choose to donate it.
DECORATING WITH THE ORIENTAL RUG
If you have an antique oriental rug, you can choose to turn it into a decorative item in your home.
For example, you can turn it into a wall hanging or decorative wallpaper.
Alternatively, you can do some upholstery with the rug.
REPAIRING THE ORIENTAL RUG
How about you take that rug to a skilled rug maker who will sew or bind the damaged areas again.
Also, he/she can redecorate or restructure the rug again to match your new how décor changes or alterations.
TRASHING THE ORIENTAL RUG
If the oriental rug is too damaged to serve any purpose above, you can throw it away.