As a buyer, you have to make a number of different decisions with relation to the rugs that are on your radar. Among the choices are things like colour, pattern, style, material, weave, pile and so on. However, there are final flourishes to consider too. Whether or not to pick a rug with a fringe is something that a lot of people struggle with.

What are the advantages of rugs with fringes? Well, the fringe adds an exotic element. It is often the more traditional rugs that have fringes so if you are after an oriental or traditional look it’s good to choose one of them. However, if you want a more modern look, the fringe may take you in the wrong direction.

There is also something practical to consider. Fringes also make rugs a touch more delicate and you have to avoid getting them caught in pieces of furniture or in the vacuum cleaner, so it’s best to go for rugs with fringes if you know you can look after them properly, otherwise veer towards fringeless rugs of a similar style.