Uncovering the Artistry: Custom Rugs vs Bespoke Rugs
As interior designers look to create truly unique space experiences, they often require the ability to perfectly match color palettes, textures, and even patterns to a room’s aesthetic. When it comes to hand-crafted rugs, custom and bespoke rugs are a perfect way to tailor them to fit the vision in the mind of the interior designers. When it comes to hand-crafted rugs, customizing standard designs or creating fully bespoke designs can go a long way in capturing a designer’s unique vision.
The difference between custom and bespoke rugs stems from the starting point of design and the process used to create them. Let us explore the artistry behind both types of rug-crafting processes and their associated timelines, so that you can make an informed decision when selecting your next masterpiece.
Custom Rug or Bespoke Rugs?
Custom rugs are crafted from pre-existing designs, while bespoke rugs involve collaborating with an artisan or artist to create a one-of-a-kind piece.
Custom rugs consist of existing patterns and designs that have been created and may already be in our collection. In this case, you can choose a design from a variety of options and then have it crafted to fit your specific needs. Maybe you want to size it up by a few inches or change the color to suit the spatial/ambient experience you wish to create.
At DIVYA Living, you can choose a rug from our wide selection of beautiful rug designs and take it on a journey of your own to make it truly unique. Explore the sizes, colors, and borders that speak to you and create something that matches your project aesthetic.
For those looking for something truly unique and special, bespoke rugs are the way to go. This type of rug is crafted from scratch with the help of artisans and artists; it’s inspired by your design so that you can create something like no other.
Think of it like this: You are the artist, and our rug artisans are your partners. Together, you can forge a masterpiece that’s truly exclusive. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind rug that celebrates your heritage or an artwork inspired by nature, the possibilities are endless.
With us, a team of world-renowned artisans works with you to create a rug that goes far beyond anything the world has seen before. We value your artistic and design inputs and ensure that each rug is crafted according to your vision for the space you are designing.
The Journey: Custom vs Bespoke
While we make sure that every single rug is crafted with the same love and care, the crafting process can be different for custom and bespoke rugs. Let’s look at both.
For custom rugs the process is as simple as 1-2-3.
Step 1: Choose the Design and Color
Select an existing design from our collection that also matches the fibers and texture you are looking for. If you found the right design and color to suit your project, then move on to Step 3.
If you want a color variation, specify the color palette of your choice. We use the world around us as our source of inspiration, and so our color palette is inspired by the hues of nature. The ivory of a bed of pebbles, the silver strands of a dandelion, or the mocha of a bountiful harvest – we have it all! So, you can also give an inspiration image for a specific color that you want, and our artisans will do their best to match it. From there, simply provide a corresponding Pantone reference name and number and move onto Step 2.
Step 2: Request a Sample
To confirm that we have the right color match, we can provide you with a yarn sample that is called a lab dip. To ensure we are locking in on the right color, we will include dyed yarns that show variations of ±25%, as all materials absorb color differently.
If needed, you can request a rug sample (strike-off) for an additional cost, so you can see it before we start crafting the rug. This gives you a realistic look at how the rug will look in your space and lets you make color changes, if necessary.
Step 3: Choose the Size and Borders
Once you’re satisfied with the sample, we’ll start crafting your rug! The rug will be cut according to the size you requested, and the border will be stitched from among the various options available. (Check out Resources / Carpet Finishing Options on our website, or discuss with our sales team.)
Before you know it, your custom rug is ready to be shipped out to adorn the spaces you are creating for your clients! Custom rugs made from carpet with only size and finishing customization typically ship in 2-4 weeks from Georgia, while custom rugs with adjustments to size and/or color typically ship within 12 weeks from India, via air (2 weeks) or container (2 months), depending on the desired mode of transit.
We understand that everyone’s personal style is unique and the importance of creating one-of-a-kind pieces tailored to your exact needs. Whether you want something designed as your go-to branding element or a piece of art that will be the centerpiece of a client’s living room, we’re here to make it happen.
Step 1: Visual Inspiration
The craftsmanship of our bespoke rugs starts with you. We ask that you share your vision, ideas, and preferences for the rug that best suits your project needs. If you have an image or an inspiration that you’d like us to incorporate into the design of your rug, you can send that to us as well.
Step 2: Customization
With DIVYA Living’s bespoke rugs, you have complete control over the customization: materials, textures, colors, type of weave or construction, fringe options, and even making them usage specific, such as kid and pet-friendly, indoor or outdoor use, and even to handle heavy foot traffic.
Whatever you need, we’ll bring it to life from scratch!
Step 3: Request a “Strike-Off”
We also provide a sample for bespoke rugs (the strike-off), before the final rug is crafted. This is a scaled-down version of your final rug and will give you a good idea of what the larger version will look like, ensuring the final rug is perfect, right down to the last detail. It will also give you a chance to make any changes that you may need before the rug is actually crafted.
Step 4: Crafting
Once all the details are finalized, the actual crafting process begins. Our team of master artisans will begin to craft your bespoke rug with the utmost attention to detail.
For bespoke rugs, the typical time to complete the rug is approximately 14–16 weeks from all approvals, and from there, shipping from India via air (2 weeks) or container (2 months), depending on the desired mode of transit.
Soon, you’ll have a beautiful bespoke rug that’s a perfect reflection of your style as a designer and the client’s aesthetic – an absolute showstopper!
There will be times when you might want your rug delivery sooner, if that’s the case, we may be able to expedite the process to meet your timeline and expedite the shipment via air freight.
So, go ahead and get in touch with us today! With our custom and bespoke rug crafting process, we’ll make sure to bring your ideas to life in the most creative way possible – so that you can cherish a unique piece of art that is both timeless and meaningful.