Buying a new rug can be a challenge. While adding an artistic floor piece is an easy way to freshen up a living area, whatever you end up choosing will set the aesthetic vibe and can make or break a space. Enter ECARPETGALLERY, a Montreal-based online retailer that takes the stress out of finding your perfect rug at a price that’s actually affordable.

Founded in 1998 by Iranian-born Emmanuel Torabi, the family-run business specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade rugs. There’s a wide array of high-quality products on offer—from covetable Persian rugs, which come in statement-making geometric patterns and striking hues, to minimal contemporary pieces—so there’s something for everyone, whether your style skews ultramodern or more classic.

Find Your Dream Rug from the Comfort of Your Home

Persian Hamadan (4’8” x 8’8”), $650, 100% wool, made in Iran. Photography: Sophie Léger.


Best of all? The impressive selection (seriously, they have a catalogue of over 30,000 unique pieces) at ECARPETGALLERY—which celebrates the time-honoured practice of rug making craftsmanship through partnerships with weavers around the world—is available for shipping across North America, so the need to search for a reliable in-person boutique is completely eliminated. Regardless of whether you live in a big city or a small town—where local rug dealers can be hard to find—ECARPETGALLERY will get your chosen piece to you safely. As well, each rug is carefully inspected, cleaned and packaged upon arrival at one of the company’s two warehouses, so you can rest assured that it will arrive in pristine condition.

Find Your Dream Rug from the Comfort of Your Home

Ankara Flatweave (6’3” x 9’11”), $430, 100% wool, hand woven in Turkey. Photography: Sarisa Munoz.


Simply head over to ECARPETGALLERY’s easy-to-use site, which allows you to search by size, colour, material and style (think vintage, Persian, Moroccan and more—the options are endless), to find your dream rug. Pro-tip: Clear your schedule before logging on. You will spend hours browsing the stunning pieces on offer—but, hey, we’re definitely not going to complain about that.

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