How to Pick Your Dream Moroccan Rug

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: Picking a Moroccan rug is like picking a piece of art. When your heart makes a flip, you know you’re picking the right one! 🙂

wool rug from Baba Souk

More Than Floor Covering

I’ve had tons of discussions with clients only to realize picking a Moroccan rug is not like picking another rug. The size might be a bit off from the exact size you wanted, but that’s not the point. You’re buying art, and the extra inch won’t change anything. Moroccan rugs are bought with the heart.

Moroccan rug modern design by Baba Souk

Embracing Imperfections

The rug is not perfectly straight? That’s why it looks handmade and has character. When buying your first Moroccan rug online, I totally get it could be daunting, and I’m here to help! My favorite sport is helping you pick the rug of your dreams. But if you had a major crush on a rug and keep coming back to look at the pictures EVERY DAY, then you can be 100% sure it’s the one 🙂 Don’t overthink it because you know what’s going to happen right? It’s going to sell out, and your heart will be crushed. I hate that!

Cotton vs. Wool: Decoding the Textiles

A question I get often is: what is the difference between cotton rugs and wool rugs? If you’re not familiar with textiles and fibres, it can be hard to tell in the pictures.

Moroccan rug cotton colourful kids pink baba souk

Cotton is fun!

Cotton rugs are made out of recycled cotton swatches. They are leftover fabrics from clothing factories (what a cool way to recycle fast fashion waste right?) They feel like thousands of small pieces of t-shirt fabric. The hand feel is quirky and fun to walk on. Kids love to walk on them, and babies are amazed by the myriad of colors and textures. While I can’t say they are soft, they are not harsh either. They are super heavy (about 8kg for a 5×7′! So they feel thick and deluxe, they won’t slip either. The best word to describe the hand feel is: fun! Read more tips and care instructions, right here.

colourful cotton rugs, kids bedroom, baba souk

Luxurious Wool

Moroccan wool rugs are a completely different story! The hand feel is soft and cozy. They are without any doubt the comfiest thing you’ll ever step on. Sumptuous and thick, they really feel deluxe! If you’re trying to give a cozy, warm, and comfortable feel to a space, this is it; you need a Moroccan wool rug!

beni ourain rug, white wool, black dots, baba souk

Choosing Joy Over Practicality

Another thing I’ve learned over the years is you don’t buy a Moroccan rug for its practicality, you pick it because you’re in love with it and it brings you joy! I’ve had clients picking the safer choice only to be disappointed about why they didn’t go with the colorful option they loved so much.

We can help you pick 🙂

That being said, I know it sometimes can be so hard to pick, especially if you’re in love with 5 rugs! I know, haha! I’m always here to help over email. Just send me a picture of your room and a list of your favourite rugs; I’d be happy to give you some guidance.

Visit Us!

If you prefer real-life shopping you can also visit us! We have a showroom located in Montreal in the HOMA district. We are open to the public every Saturday, and you can also book an appointment any day of the week, just email us to schedule it. You can click right here for our warehouse address.

Additional Resources

Read this room-by-room rug guide to figure out which rug goes better in each room of your home. Are you wondering how to care for your Moroccan rugs? Explore our tips and tricks right here.

pink wool carpet, baba souk

Customization Options

You’re in love with one of our rugs, but you need a larger or smaller size? We might be able to make a custom rug just for you! We work directly with a team of artisans in Morocco, and we create many custom rugs for our clients. Get in touch with your special request, and we’ll do our best to make your dream rug happen!

Why I love Moroccan rugs so much

If you’ve made it through here, you know I think Moroccan rugs are artworks. I love art, and I love color. They bring joy and inspiration into our home. I love homes that spark smiles and have personalities. But, moreover, I adore their quality. They are durable and made to last a lifetime. I’m very sick of the throwaway culture, and I feel it’s very worth it to invest in a piece that will stay beautiful for years to come. Both for our wallet and also for our planet!

Stories Behind Baba Souk

If you’re curious and wondering why I, a Canadian woman, am selling Moroccan rugs, click here to read a bit more about my love story with Morocco and its handmade artisanal products.

Much love,

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