zebra-rugWhile no one will mistake a zebra print area rug for art, the right rug in the right environment can add a lot of character to a room. The key here is knowing when to add such a rug and when to go a more traditional route. Zebra print rugs come in every shape, every size, and every price range, from extremely affordable to extremely expensive. Let’s take a look at some situations in which having a zebra print area rug would be perfect and we’ll also take a look at some shopping tips for folks looking to get their zebra print rug online.

A zebra print area rug can look perfect in the right setting. Kids everywhere, at one time or another, want an animal print rug or wall hanging of their very own, so don’t be surprised if your teenager asks for one. They can be placed directly over the carpet or over hardwood to give your child a soft place to play or to hang out on. If you have a basement bar or den that is for watching sports, throwing parties, and having fun, a zebra print rug would be the perfect addition. They also look great in a game room or in a romper room used by both the kids and adults. Of course, if you have decided to do your entire home in animal prints, a zebra print rug would fit right in, even in the living room, but since this pattern choice is somewhat rare, most people use zebra print rugs for more casual settings.

Perhaps the best advice for anyone shopping for a zebra print rug is to keep a close eye on the price and on the size. Most people think that unless you are buying an actual zebra skin rug, a zebra print area rug is going to be on the inexpensive side, but that is not always the case. Some manufacturers out there understand that while the market for high end animal pattern rugs may be small, it does exist, so if you head online to buy yours, make sure you double check the price before you buy. You also need to be sure that you understand your space limitations. This is especially true if you are going from metric to non metric or back. Sometimes people manage to mix up feet and inches since the designation for the two are so similar.

Each kind of zebra print rug will have its own specific care instructions, so don’t assume that one is going to be machine washable until you read the fine print. If you purchase your zebra print rug online, the care instructions should be clearly listed, otherwise you may want to call the online retailer and ask. Even a cheap zebra print rug should last a year or two in areas in which heavy traffic occurs, so if yours breaks down sooner, you might want to talk to the company you bought it from. A hit with kids and a perfect match for the casual environment, zebra print area rugs are one of America’s favorite guilty pleasures.