Friday, November 23, 2018

Real Handmade Oriental Rugs Are Honestly On Sale in Bucks County, PA at Brandon Oriental Rugs

Unlike stores and online rug sellers that lure you with promises of ever larger discounts, Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs appeals to you with a simple pledge:

     You will get better quality rugs for what you want to spend, or spend less for the fine quality handmade rugs you want, compared with other stores (including online sites.) 
     You don't have to wait for a special event. You don't have to become a member. You don't have to clip and present a coupon. You don't have to do all the heavy lifting yourself -- and that includes all the time you're investing in online searches. 
     The real values on the real handmade rugs you want are available everyday at Brandon Oriental Rugs.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Brandon Oriental Rugs -- Customer asked us to trim old unevenly worn fringe from her Tibetan rug after we cleaned it. Happy to oblige. #washingtoncrossing #tibetanrugs #rugcleaning #buckscountyrugstore #buckscounty #brandonrugs #rugrepair

Brandon Oriental Rugs -- Our Washington Crossing, PA customer asked us to trim old unevenly worn fringe from her Tibetan rug after we cleaned it.

We were happy to oblige; and -- together with the rug cleaning -- helped to make a somewhat dilapidated rug look virtually brand new.



Sunday, April 29, 2018

Huntingdon Valley, PA home owner commissions Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs to straighten and shorten her used rug so it can be used in her new home.

Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs does rug repair, rug restoration and rug alteration.

The image above shows a twenty foot crooked runner purchased elsewhere for a prior home by our Huntingdon Valley, PA customer. 

The next image shows the same rug altered to fit the customer's new home. It has been shortened to sixteen feet, and straightened. Can you see where the work was performed? 
The final image (below; from the back of the rug) shows the line where the the good sections of rug were joined for the desired result. Can you tell where the work was performed?

For quality repairs (and proper cleaning of your delicate antique rugs, handmade oriental rugs, and better quality wool area rugs -- e.g. those made by Karastan) please CALL Brandon to discuss needs and recommendations for your specific rug(s).

Brandon Oriental Rugs also performs rug appraisals to provide documentation of value required for rugs valued over $10,000, or to provide proof of value for resale or in settlement of claims of loss.

#orientalrug #rugrepair #hallwaydecor #customizedservice #huntingdonvalley #buckscounty #rug #handmade #artisan #qualitywork #Brandon

Monday, April 23, 2018

Doylestown, PA homeowners choose Brandon Oriental Rugs to find a fine quality hand-made area rug to place in their comfortable "new" living room

Refinished hardwood floors, new window-treatments, and new living room sofas led owners of this Doylestown, PA home to Brandon Oriental Rugs to select a fine quality hand-made oriental rug to place in their comfortable "new" living room.

With pets and lotsa traffic in this heavily used room of their home, they chose this finely detailed 10x14 hand-knotted rug made in India. Crafted with hand-spun wool and vegetal dyes in deep, traditional colors, it brings focus and intimacy to the main seating group.

Doylestown, PA designer selects rugs from Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs for home of her Basking Ridge, NJ clients

Fine quality reproduction hand-knotted Tabriz design rugs (selected from Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs by a Doylestown interior designer for her clients) were the perfect complements for the entry hall and dining room of this elegantly furnished Basking Ridge, NJ home. 

There is no disputing [good] taste.

Quality always gives evidence of itself, and endures.

#rug #arearug #orientalrug #diningroom #interiordesign #buckscounty #baskingridge #entrywaydecor #entryway #eleganthome #elegance

Friday, April 20, 2018

Doylestown, PA Homeowners Choose Brandon Oriental Rugs to Find a Living Room Rug

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Brandon Oriental Rugs -- 9x12 hand-knotted oriental rug made in India (Turkish Oushak design) has a big supporting role in a newly furnished living room in a newly renovated new home (for the homeowners) in Doylestown. 

#orientalrug #livingroom #buckscounty #doylestown #brandon #interiordesign #handmade

Friday, April 6, 2018

Identity Theft Is Happening Everytime You Are Stamped with the Same Fashion, Design and Style as Everyone Else - Escape the Programmed Look and Make Your Own Statement with Help from Brandon Oriental Rugs (the REAL Rug Store in Bucks County, PA)

At Brandon Oriental Rugs (the rug specialty store in Bucks County, PA) we specialize in REAL handmade oriental rugs, and services tailored to homeowners and their designers who are seeking the best of what is available in fine quality rugs at the best possible prices.

Considering the monotony of low quality rug choices available online and in stores (that suggests unanimity of consumer taste), we hear a lot of voices asking, demanding and begging for something different; especially something made with quality: 

"I am tired of that common look."
"Those rugs that look like someone spilled a can of paint on them do NOT interest me."  
"I don't want a rug that looks like it came from Renovation Hardware or Pier One Imports or Ollie's or Home Depot, or anywhere else offering a programmed look." 
"I don't want a rug that looks like everything else you see on the first three pages of every internet rug site." 
"If it is something that looks like I could buy it out of a catalog, I'll pass."
"I've spent a lot of time and money creating a unique interior design statement and environment in my home. I do NOT want a rug that looks like everyone else can have it, or anything that is being promoted to everyone else as "fashionable" and "trendy".
"If it has an SKU associated with it, don't even mention it to me. I'm one-of-a-kind; I only buy one-of-a-kind."

Dare to Be Different When Choosing a Fine Quality Handmade Area Rug

You want to put something outstanding on the floors of your home; not something commonplace.

You've been looking at the challenge for a long time, but are not sure about the next step.

Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs offers Rug Search service

Crowds can be found everywhere, including fashion for your home.

(A crowd is not where you want to be; especially when you are trying to express your individuality.) 

Unfortunately an attitude of "one size/one style fits all" has overtaken the marketplace. "NEW" products all seem alike. This is evident too with handmade oriental rug production. Traditionally distinctive, high quality hand-knotted rugs are being tossed aside for product resembling wall-to-wall carpet. Rug after rug is imbued with unimaginative monotony, and mass-market commonality.

"Looks" that seemed unique, edgy and interesting yesterday, last year (or five years ago) are oppressively commonplace now. With so much looking all the same, rug-lovers, rug-collectors, rug-aficionados are again feeling the urge to find unique alternatives to what everybody has.

As a specialty rug store in business over twenty-five years, Brandon Oriental Rugs - - has witnessed all of the trends and style shifts for more than a quarter century. Through every "seismic shift in fashion", the prevailing trend in floor coverings has continued to be an embrace of traditional quality found in handmade rugs crafted in original styles with traditional colors, materials and techniques. "There's nothing like the REAL thing."

Size Matters In Designing Your Home or Office; So Does Being Able to Get Honest Information

The image below is a screen-cap of a "Call to Action" page to promote web-sales via the "STORE" associated with the home furnishing/ home decor portal.

HOUZZ was originally established as an open-invitation site to design professionals and design-related retailers (in interior design, home furnishings, architecture, and landscaping) to showcase their design ideas, projects, and achievements on behalf of clients. The projects thus showcased became the source of aspirational "ideabooks" and resource information for all with accounts on the portal. has since morphed into an e-commerce site. This transformation minimized the initial accent to users for finding local talent and resources in order to achieve design goals  -- apparently in a reorientation to promote world-wide-web "take your chances" marketing by pay-to-play businesses. This has predictably resulted in shifting the admirable initial focus of the site from novelty, creativity, uniqueness and quality to a common "get what you pay for", "race-to-the-basement pricing", "lowest price", SEO-motivated opportunism. 

Browsers of the site can still get introduced to great ideas, but will have to filter-out a lot of up-front promotional gimmickry to truly delve into them.    

All of that said (as a preamble): There is a BIG problem with the advertisement above -- apart from the worn-out "75% OFF" lure (see: and ).
Even if it has become standard in our culture to make BIG things out of small things, it is incorrect to suggest that a 7'x9' rug is "OVERSIZE". In fact, 6'x9' is the smallest of what is considered STANDARD ROOM-SIZE" in the trade.  

Here is a list of real handmade area-rug "standard" sizes (in feet): 2x3, 3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 6x9, 8x10, 9x12, 10x14, 12x15, 12x18. These are "nominal" standards. Variation of several inches from these standards is not uncommon because of the need to maintain symmetry in border design as a rug is completed. So called "Persian rug sizes" differ somewhat because in Iran (and sometimes by choice in other rug making countries) the metric standard is used.  

Since accurate description of items for sale is a key tenet in promoting e-commerce activity, misleading descriptions (intentional or otherwise) invite scrutiny. Consumers of information (and products described by that information) should wonder why a prominent social media site chose to call something "oversize" that is merely average in size (a 7'x9' area rug) . 

"THE MEANING OF COMMUNICATION IS THE RESPONSE THAT YOU GET." Consumers have become desensitized to superlatives, and disregard or discount much labelling. Calling the smallest size "LARGE" is part of the conditioning that ultimately keeps expectations small. Sadly, the fruits of such programming are that BIG dreams eventually won't amount to much.  Perhaps we are seeing such results already in ways we are only beginning to fathom.

"The Meaning of Communication Is the Response You Get": Propaganda and resulting Mass-Hypnosis by Power-Players Are Reshaping Conventional Understanding about Word Meaning which Facilitates Exploitation of Consumer Needs and Desires."

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Size Matters and Bucks County, PA Oriental and Decorative Rug Store Brandon Oriental Rugs Won't Leave You Feeling Short-changed

Don't cheat your room with a rug too small to do the job required. A "postage stamp" size rug won't do your Great Room justice. You do NOT want your room to look like it is wearing short pants.

Your rug should work with the rest of your decor in an integrated way. You want to avoid the rug looking like some remote, isolated island in the midst of a vast empty ocean of space. 

When you're contemplating fine rugs, you are already planning to do things right. Go all the way. Since 1995 from our one and only Bucks County location (serving all surrounding counties and included communities) Brandon Oriental Rugs can help you find rugs that fit your rooms perfectly. 

#orientalrug #orientalrugs #buckscounty #rugstore #interiordesign #homedecor #brandon

Friends Support Their Friends (Especially When the Friend is Among Your Best and the Support Required Is a Comfortable Place to Lie on the Floor.) Oriental and Decorative Area Rugs Satisfy the Responsibility Beautifully

Roll out the red carpet (or whatever color you like instead) for your beloved friends with help from Bucks County, PA oriental and decorative rug specialty store Brandon Oriental Rugs.

We help you find the perfect rug to make the impression and do the job you want. We help you save time, effort, and costs in the process.  

When you show how much you care, you reap big rewards in pride and pleasure too. 

#orientalrug #orientalrugs #buckscounty #rugstore #interiordesign #homedecor #brandon 

Make Your Home A Favorite Destintion for Friends with Good Choices About Home Decor Beginning with Oriental and Decorative Area Rugs from Bucks County, PA Rug Store Brandon Oriental Rugs

"If you build it, they WILL come." You enjoy the company of friends, and you want them to feel comfortable in your home by doing all you can to make it a place that welcomes them. 

Make your home a destination place for everyone you care about with quality choices about your decor; including REAL oriental rugs. Fine quality oriental and decorative area rugs are warm, inviting, and intimate. Bucks County, PA rug specialty store Brandon Oriental Rugs helps you to establish exactly the right vibe to express your tastes, and satisfy those you want to have and keep around you.

#orientalrug #orientalrugs #buckscounty #rugstore #interiordesign #homedecor #brandon #great impressions

Thursday, January 18, 2018

If you like colors, here's a hand-knotted oriental rug that has just about all of them.

Brandon Oriental Rugs --  Hand-knotted oriental rug. 2'10" x 4'0". Vegetal dye, hand-spun wool; Gabbeh style; made in Afghanistan.
Suggestive of well-cultivated fields and fruitful gardens, rugs like this are undeniable affirmations of bountiful life.


Monday, January 8, 2018

Avoid the Shame of Nakedness (about your floors) by Dressing Them Beautifully with Quality Handmade Area Rugs from Bucks County, PA Rug Specialists Brandon Oriental Rugs

Oriental rugs are like the organic food of floor coverings: they cost a little more, but they are really good for you.

Evidence of the benefits are clearly seen in the "before" and "after" images seen here of a dining room in Jamison, PA now graced by a real hand-knotted oriental rug from Brandon Oriental Rugs.

Mark Twain wrote, "...Naked people have little or no influence in society." 

The same can be said about naked floors. 

Dress your beautiful floors beautifully (and keep them beautiful) with real handmade oriental rugs from Brandon Oriental Rugs -- serving towns and communities throughout Bucks County, PA and all surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (including Berks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsyvlania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset counties along with the shore communities and destinations in New Jersey .)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Looking for Something Different in Your Search for Quality Area Rugs? Willing to Be Motivated by Quality, Integrity, and Service Instead of by Discount Prices?

In Bucks County, Pa and surrounding counties, one rug specialty store stands out as having something different to offer:
  • When you're shopping for a fine handmade oriental rug that is as unique as you are.
  • When you want a rug that that truly stands out as special. 
  • When you want a rug that the crowd can't have or find with a few clicks.

Just looking at storefronts, Brandon Oriental Rugs stands out as promoting something different from other rug stores in the region. Clearly, Brandon is not seeking to lure business with perpetual SALE events and ginormous discounts. Considering it has been in business over twenty-five years, Brandon must be quietly offering something that appeals to customers just as much as any bold announcement of discounts. 
Brandon Oriental Rugs offers the best price based on quality EVERYDAY. "No reason to hurry; no reason to wait."

Doylestown, PA store has perpetually ginormous discounts. Off what?

Lahaska store has perpetually ginormous discounts that invite negotiation and permit wiggle room.

New Hope store has offer that seems to add up to 65% but is actually less than 65% off of whatever.

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"Why doesn't Brandon have BIG SALE events like other rug stores?"
Here's why:

  • We believe the practice of starting high to sell low is dishonest. We don’t inflate "tag-price" in order to advertise discount prices or percent-off sales. (Afterall, if the price on the tag is misleading, why should you believe any other statement made to you about a rug?) Likewise, Brandon does not claim to offer “wholesale” or “direct import” prices as a customer lure. In fact, Brandon's prices are as good as, or better than, prices at stores that choose to make such claims.
  • Value in a purchase is about quality, not discounts. Exaggerated claims of large discounts in conjunction with  limited time offers actually diminishes value by creating a sense of urgency that interferes with thoughtful decisions. Brandon is pleased to offer customers a relaxed shopping experience free from pressure or that uncomfortable urgency. 
  • Truthfully, 70% OFF at one store isn’t necessarily better than 50% OFF at another store. And Brandon's everyday price -- which is based ON quality not OFF some imaginary original price -- is better than those discount schemes.
  • Brandon's policy is that PRICE IS BASED ON QUALITY. Comparisons of price for a rug at one store versus price for a similar rug at another store should be based upon an understanding and appreciation of the underlying quality of the products offered.
  • Quality Pricing allows Brandon's customers to perform meaningful comparisons while shopping. It enables them to purchase their rugs with confidence and enjoyment of real savings.
  • Brandon helps you understand the features, merits, and price associated with different qualities so that your rug selections bring you maximum satisfaction and lasting value.We guarantee that -- versus other resources -- when you purchase your rugs from Brandon Oriental Rugs you "get better quality rugs for what you choose to spend, or spend less for the quality you want to acquire."(tm)
  • Brandon does not claim to offer the "LOWEST PRICE RUGS" because there are a lot of low quality products we don't and won't sell. 
  • Brandon Oriental Rugs does promise the "best values on fine quality handmade area rugs."

Brandon's policy might not provide the excitement we've all been conditioned to feel in response to advertised BIG SALE events. Instead you will enjoy more lasting benefits from real savings based on real prices associated with real quality.

(Please visit for more evidence of what is discussed above.)