Want to add a little charm and grandeur to your Naples real estate for sale? All you have to do is put the right antique carpet on your South Florida property. Not only will your place look extravagant, but a soft carpet can feel like a hundred dollars on the skin between your toes.
There is no doubt that antique carpets are wise investments. Not only can they add plenty of color and decoration to an otherwise boring room, carpets have traditions that date back hundreds, as well as thousands of years.
Nowadays, when you walk through a home for sale in Naples, the antique carpets that you step on are usually Oriental. In other words, the carpets possess a little myth and mystery. A majority of the carpets and rugs found throughout South Florida homes have been imported. While a majority of them stem from China, other ones come from India, Persia, and even Turkey.
One of the most alluring aspects of antique carpets is that they are all woven by hand, rather than machines. This is one of the most important reasons why carpets are now popular in homes and offices on every corner of the planet.
When you decide to add an artistic antique carpet to your living room, dining room or bedroom, you may want to contact an experienced art dealer. Sure, you can find plenty of them on the internet, but you probably won’t know how to tell if an antique carpet is authentic or reliable. A trustworthy art dealer can help you get the ideal carpet to fit your personal style, as well as your budget.
When you begin your search for an antique carpet, check out as many dealers in person and online as possible. That way, you can educate yourself on trends and prices. You will learn all about designs, dyes, wools, and weaves. If you go to an outlet store, you can rub your fingers and toes along the carpets to compare how they feel. Always keep your wits about you, as vendors will try to take advantage of inexperienced buyers. They may even try to pass off synthetic carpets as antiques. It happens all the time on popular websites like eBay and Amazon.
That’s why it’s important to practice a few tips when shopping for an antique carpet. First, always keep your cool when shopping. Even if it’s love at first sight, you must analyze every carpet before jumping into a sale. It is also important to look at the edges and borders of all antique carpets. Make sure that everything is still intact, as the edges and borders are often cut out, lowering the overall value of a carpet. The same can be said if there are any holes or even moths found on the carpet.
Finally, only do business with respectable dealers who advertise their prices on the carpets themselves. While it may be more fun to reach a bargain at the flea market, Naples luxury homeowners are better off paying for authentic antique carpets from reliable vendors.
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