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Charity shop chic

Upcycling and charity shop furnishing is all the rage these days but there isn’t really any need to make alterations or do funky things with paint and decoupage if you buy well to start with. There are some things that perhaps are not what you would want in your home without some serious cleaning and detoxing – second-hand shaggy rugs would probably fall into this category – but antique persian rugs along with any furniture with no upholstered parts are often fine after a wipe through with a damp cloth. If drawers or cupboards smell a little musty, it is easy to put that right with a bag of bicarbonate of soda in a corner, perhaps with a few lavender flowers added to perfume the space.

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HOW RUGS HELP MAKE AN INSTANT GOOD IMPRESSION WITH THE NEW IN-LAWS

The in-laws on the cream shaggy rug
Whether you are setting up home together for the first time or have just got married, you will want to make a good impression on those very important people – your significant other’s parents. It doesn’t matter how long you have known them before they make their first visit to your new home, you know they will be looking around to make sure that this is a fit place for their lovely son or daughter to live. Before you think to yourself that it doesn’t matter what they think – you are a grown up, after all – stop! The in-laws’ opinions always matter, even when they are just plumb wrong.

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RugZone Reveal how to Revamp Home without Spending a Fortune

carved rugs

A study has revealed that the average Brit spends a staggering £45,000 on home improvements in their lifetime. The bill for creating the perfect home includes general repairs, redecorating and upkeep but does not take into account bigger renovations such as building extensions or converting rooms, so the actual figure could be even bigger. One of the nation’s leading rug suppliers is offering expert advice on how to revamp the home without spending an extortionate amount of money.

Phil Cotton, CEO of RugZone said, “In the current economic climate is is simply not feasible to be spending hundreds of pounds every couple of years updating every room of the house. However, it is still possible to spruce up the home on a budget, by replacing or incorporating statement items such as a centrepiece rug, and painting furniture to add a splash of colour for creating the shabby chic effect.”

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CLEVER RUG IDEAS FOR A QUICK FIX

New rugs at Rugzone

Although spring is the classic time for giving a home a quick wash and brush
up and moving the furniture around to freshen things up, the urge to make a room look nicer can strike at any time. Sadly, this doesn’t always coincide with having enough money for a complete room alteration and so the work is often shelved. It can be quite depressing to sit evening after evening in a room you are not happy with but it doesn’t have to be this way – browse the internet for a designer rug and you are bound to find the very thing to really give your room a lift.

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How to Choose a Suitable Rug

Rugs are a simple and easy way to add colour, vibrancy and excitement to otherwise dull and boring rooms and interiors. Whether you find plain rugs in vibrant colours more appealing or you are in favour of patterned rugs, you may add any of these to your interior settings, to significantly liven and brighten up your rooms.

A rug works as an anchor within a room, unifying various design elements. However, you may consider various factors concerning the size and interior of your rooms, before you decide to buy a particular rug. Below are few suggestions to help you guide through your rug selection.

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Add a cosy touch to your home with autumnal hued rugs

Shaggy Rug in Autumn Tones

There’s a slight chill in the air and autumn is definitely on its way, but that doesn’t mean you have to be cold in your home! Whether your apartment is the epitome of minimalist chic or a period house in the country, anyone can add autumnal hues to their home to create a warm, cosy and inviting feel.

Deep hues

Traditional autumn shades are those which can be found in nature at this time of year – brick red, terracotta, deep peach, orange and burnt umber. Even chocolate brown and bright reds work well and all help to give your home that cosy ambience you’ve been trying to create ever since you moved in! For a really snuggly feel, choose a wool rug which combines several colours, such as a striped wool rug in terracotta, gold and wine, sure to make your living room feel warm and inviting. If you’re looking to keep your sleek, minimalist style whilst injecting a pop of colour into your living room, a round shaggy rug in bold terracotta is the perfect complement to a chocolate brown leather sofa and neutral décor.


Period drama

If your Victorian mansion is lacking its own Mr Darcy, why not make your home more welcoming with a traditional style rug or runner in warm autumn colours? Persian runners are hand-knotted using an age-old method and dyed with vibrant vegetable dyes, then hung out to fade slightly in the sun. A terracotta and navy Persian rug will ensure your living room is the perfect spot to relax, whilst adding a traditional runner in shades of red and brown to your hallway makes it almost impossible for anyone to resist your dinner invitation.

Versatile styles

Deep brown and orange rugs aren’t just for the living room – spice up your bedroom with a retro red and terracotta blockade design polypropylene rug, or add a touch of opulence with a Gothic scroll design rug in vibrant orange and deep chocolate brown. For a touch of the wild-west, Navajo patch rugs with natural hues such as brick-red and terracotta warm up any space, and combined with a funky patchwork throw they’re the perfect way to keep cosy as the nights grow chillier.

Whilst summer isn’t over just yet, it won’t be long before the nights start to grown longer and darker, so make sure your home is looking lush by the time autumn arrives and prepare to enjoy your cosy new space!

Creating the perfect den with rugs

Envy Shag Pile Rugs

You might not think you have room for making a space into a den, but with a little thought almost everyone can manage to create a warm and welcoming space where the family can relax to watch television, play games or just sit and read. Part of the secret in creating this kind of space is in the choice of colours, which should be dark and warm, in the leather and terracotta palette. If you have a spare bedroom you rarely use, this would be ideal. A traditional rug in neutral tones can give a really ‘club’ look and with just this and a bed settee in a leather finish can be all you need to make that rarely used bedroom into a den.

Create atmosphere

You don’t have to have a traditional rug to make the room look like an old colonial setting. You could be a bit more wild and wacky, thinking out of the box with large wildlife rugs, either pictorial or in skin effect. This would be great fun and you can continue the theme with cushions in the same fabrics – a throw would complete the look. Using pictorial rugs, cushions and throws to create a den makes it very easy to revert the room to a bedroom if you need to. In general in fact, budget rugs are a great way to create a temporary look for any room because you can have fun without paying out huge money.

Add accessories

You can make the cosy gentleman’s club look even more intense by using good lighting. If you opt for brown rugs or prefer the more autumnal shades of a terracotta rug you can make the whole thing hang together by getting a brass or copper lamp base to reflect the lovely tones. If you are really on a budget and are clever with your hands, you could probably pick up an old water jug or similar container from a junk shop and convert it into a lamp – kits are easily come by and don’t cost much. With a lot of polishing you can have a great vintage look to go with your traditional rug without breaking the bank. The thing about furnishing a den is that it is meant to be a totally private place, so you can really indulge your own tastes to the max.