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Rug Swatches

Taking care with your home decor decisions makes good sense. Just as you might bring home a selection of paint swatches and even paint a few test panels on your wall before deciding on a new wall color, you can order rug swatches to ensure you’re making the right choice for your floors. Williams-Sonoma Home offers rug swatches for many of our gorgeous rug selections, giving you the opportunity to give the options you’re considering a real-life test run in your home. Our generously proportioned swatches are 18 square inches, which gives you ample space to see exactly how the color and pattern look up close and personal.


Though we charge a fee for our rug swatches, you’ll get your money back if you return the swatch to us within the designated window of time. It’s a win-win scenario: you get to scrutinize texture, pile, color, pattern and style in the context of your uniquely decorated home without taking the plunge and ordering the whole rug first. No worrying about whether you’ve made the right choice. You can see the rug swatch as a sort of dressing room experience for home decor. It looks good on the rack, but does it look and feel as good when you wear it? You’ll get your answer before you make a final purchase.


We offer rug swatches from a variety of different rug categories. Order a swatch of a sumptuous silk rug to see how you feel about its texture. If you’ve never owned a silk rug before, you can see what it feels like in person and decide whether the natural sheen of silk is a good fit for your home. When you get the swatch, put it in the space you intend to place your rug. See how it looks at different times of day. Different lighting can make colors look a bit different, so be thorough during your test run.


Swatches are a great idea even if you’re rug shopping for a home you don’t yet occupy. You may not get a firsthand view of how it looks in context, but seeing the fibers and feeling the texture firsthand makes good sense, especially if you’re considering a natural rug fiber you’ve never considered before, such as sisal. If you can, see how your rug swatch feels on top of a rug pad to determine whether you’d like to introuduce some extra plushness. With a swatch, you can run through these considerations as part of your decision-making process rather than filling in these details after purchase.


Though your swatch won’t capture the complete splendor of your full-sized rug, it will nonetheless provide you with valuable insight. This is particularly useful if you can’t decide between a finalist pool of rug options. Order a swatch for each one and compare and contrast your options. Even if there isn’t a clear winner as you shop, you may quickly find that one option stands out among the rest when you see them in person. Ordering multiple swatches is no problem. If you return them all on time, you won’t spend a cent on your auditions.


We offer free shipping for our rug swatches, and most of our offerings in this product category, from flatweave to wool, are available as swatches. With free shipping both ways, we make it easy for you to take our gorgeous rugs on a test drive. Try them out and see what you think. Get friends and family members’ input and consider your options from all angles. If your initial selections don’t make the cut, try again with some new swatches. We want you to be thrilled with your purchase, and that’s why we make it easy for you to try before you buy.