A Fail-Safe Guide: How To Buy Rugs Online In NZ With No Regrets or Surprises

More and more people are buying rugs online rather than going from store to store. For some, it may be about saving money; for others, it's about saving time and convenience.

Despite these potential benefits, shopping for a rug online can be challenging. That is why we have put together some do's and don'ts when buying wool rugs online.

Five things to know before buying a rug online

There are key factors to consider when buying a rug online:

Order samples: ensure you order samples of your favourite rugs - you can order up to three free samples! It's a great way to feel the texture and see if the colour suits your taste and interior elements before purchasing.

    Watch how Bremworth designer Lily Ng creates a mood board using rug samples and décor elements to find the best colour for a living room rug.

    Shop smart: Use our rug placement guides and design tips to make informed decisions on where and how to use rugs effectively in different spaces. These are our most popular rug guides:

    Know your space: Each room will have different size requirements depending on its layout and furnishings. This means it is not as simple as choosing the same size rug for your living room as your bedroom, even if the spaces are the same size.

    For example, when deciding on the perfect living room rug placement, we've recommended buying a rug that extends at least 20 cm to encompass all your seating.

    Featured: Choosing The Perfect Size And Shape Rug

    Living room rug placement

    Decide on colours and styles: One of the most important design choices is choosing a specific colour or style you are after. A good starting point would be to browse our collection for available colours. Green/grey or green/beige undertones are our best-selling neutral shades, providing another possible starting point for choosing your next rug.

    Galet Sage wool rug
    Levante parchment wool rug
    Levante Simoon Wool Rug
    Lisburn Cambric wool Rug
    Sage Parchment Simoon Cambric

    Explore different stack, weave, or pile types. They significantly impact how your rug looks and feels in your space.

    Charmeuse Rug
    Levante Rug
    Cut Pile Loop Pile

    Common mistakes to avoid when buying rugs online

    What to avoid when buying rugs online:

    FAQs: All your questions about buying rugs online

    What’s the difference between buying a rug online or in-store?

    Orange Galet Wool Rug

    The gorgeous Galet rug in the shade 'Sienna' and designed as a round rug

    Buying a rug online allows you to customise your rug to your needs and in your own time. You can explore the different options and order three free samples to make the right choice for your rug purchase.

    For example, the Galet rug, one of our best-selling living room and bedroom rugs, is available in 10 colours, three shapes, two sizes and four types of edging. With so many options available, you can truly personalise your rug to fit your unique taste and home aesthetic.

    What is the average price of a good rug?

    Rug prices typically vary according to size; however, it is important to consider the materials used and the quality of craftsmanship that has gone into the rug as well.

    A rug is an investment you want to elevate your space for years to come. The best way to get a better idea of the price is to narrow down your preferences in size, shape and colour when customising your bespoke rug.

    How can you tell if a rug is high quality when buying online?

    Buying a rug online can seem complicated as you can't touch or feel the product. Bremworth has a solution: buy rug samples and experience their quality by feeling the luxurious rug pile for yourself. You can really tell a rug’s quality from the materials used.

    All Bremworth rugs are made with 100% NZ wool, which feels high-quality and provides durability and stain resistance.

    Can I see the rug in person before making a purchase online?

    Three free rug sample packaging

    Before buying online, you can visit any of our stores in Auckland, Wellington and Wanaka to see a rug in person. But, if you can't make the trip to any of them, the best way is to have free samples delivered straight to your door. Our rugs are fully customisable, so you can get a feel for the rug by ordering our three free samples.

    What are the shipping options when buying a rug online in New Zealand?

    At Bremworth, we ship all our rugs through freight to make sure they arrive at your doorstep in pristine condition. We offer nationwide delivery anywhere in New Zealand.

    Shipping times can vary depending on your location, but we aim to dispatch all orders within 3-7 business days from when your order is ready.

    As customisable rugs are designed to your requirements, it takes time to create your unique rug. Please allow 25-30 business days for the rug to be dispatched.

    No hidden shipping fees. Our rugs are delivered directly to your door at an all-inclusive price, including shipping.

    Final thoughts on how to buy a rug online without regrets

    • Before buying a rug online, measure your space carefully and consider its style and colour scheme and the different stack, weave, or pile types. This will help you find the perfect fit and match.
    • Look into the rug's material and build quality to make sure it will last and suit your lifestyle.
    • Order three free samples to get an idea of the look and feel of the rugs you are considering buying.

    If you still have questions about buying a rug online, book a free consultation with one of our designers over Zoom or in person, who'll help you pick the right rug for your home. Explore our luxurious wool rug collection here if you're ready to start looking at rugs.