Rug it up a notch
WHITE WOOLEN DREAMS
Nothing beats the comfort and elegance of a white rug in pure wool. From the raw materials to the design to the outcome, everything about this rug screams sophistication and luxury. Although a lot of places offer this particular design, the White Woolen Carpet from Aarong should surely get the mention for its richly stacked threads. These will set you off somewhere around Tk 2000+, depending on the size.
Aarong has a wide network of stores across the country where one can find these beautiful rugs.
SOLES FOR YOUR RUG
This is especially important if one has children around in the home and there are risks of them slipping on the rugs. These small rugs come with a rubber base and are solidly grounded to prevent slips. But do not be fooled these, look no less plush than you favourite rug. "Home. Works" has a good collection of rugs that not only look attractive, but serve their purpose as well. These rugs will cost around Tk 3000+, but the price can vary depending on design, size and shape.
Home.Works is located at House 8, Road 27, Block K, Banani; and at House 99, Road 11A, Satmosjid Road, Dhanmondi.
AN ETHNIC TOUCH
A shatranji is, and always have been the most favoured form rugs for us. It is easy to use, they are widely available, they complement all sorts of interiors, and they are super easy to maintain and clean. The burst of colours that these diffuse, and the textures they provide, are truly enchanting. The one of a kind ethnic finishes that a satranji provides cannot be felt with any other rug, which makes them very unique and special. One can find them at SATRANJI stores for floor covering and home furnishing and at Joyeeta. These come with a wide variety of prices, from Tk 600-700 for smaller ones to around Tk 2000+ for larger sizes.
SATRANJI is located at Mirpur Road, beside Daffodil University; Joyeeta is located at Rapa Plaza (3rd& 4th floor), Road -27 (Old), Dhanmondi.
AN ENVELOPING FLOOR COVER
While sometimes we prefer to have smaller rugs thrown around, at others we want, or more specifically need, large carpets that cover entire floors. Sometimes for a party in that large ballroom, or a thicker one in the baby's room to cushion their falls. These large wall-to-wall coverings are hard to find in everyday home décor stores, but Elephant Road is the place to go for such finds. Stores like Mishu Carpet Ltd., Sarmans Carpet, Morshed Carpet and many more along the same line holds these hard to get rugs. The prices on these vary by a lot depending on the customer's wants, the sizes, finish and other details, but rest assured that this is the best place to get your hands on them in Dhaka.
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