When you redecorate a room you pare everything down to the basics – walls, ceiling and floor. From this basic canvas you can create some stunning effects you will absolutely love. With a wide array of affordable options to choose from, decorating and recreating a room doesn’t have to be expensive.
Of course you may well want to keep the same sofa and any other expensive pieces of furniture. But aside from this you’ll want to look for new items to help create the new look you have in mind.
If you’ve decided to go for a natural decor theme and look you are in luck. There is a wide range of natural rugs made in pure wool available that will provide that powerful and eye catching finishing touch you are looking for. Naturally coloured rugs such as brown rugs are ideal when creating this type of effect in your home. Brown rugs provide a darker touch that you wouldn’t want to add to your walls, and yet it is perfect for a luxurious rug on the floor.
Brown isn’t the limit of your choices when it comes to rugs though. There are plenty of other natural rugs you can choose from. Various tones of buff, cream and light brown are possible to buy, and you can also get patterned rugs that would fit the bill. The trick is to look around for the colours you want to use, rather than searching for a particular type of rug. This means you will get access to the widest range of appealing rugs you can find.
If you haven’t started decorating yet and you are looking for some inspiration, you may even start with a rug. Plenty of people have seen an item such as this and based an entire room around it. You could do this as well. Alternatively you’ll be looking for a rug that will finish things off nicely once everything else is done.
As you can see, colour schemes can be influenced, inspired or even completed by your choice of a nice colourful rug. It matters little whether you choose a natural colour that fades into the background or something far louder and more eye catching. The thing that matters most is getting the exact rug you want. You can be sure it will provide the extra touch that will turn a nice room into a great room.
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.
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.
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.
It is a common misconception that circular rugs are hard to use in a room because they take up a lot of room, but this is not necessarily so. If you are lucky enough to have a large space in the centre of a room a circular rug does look lovely, but it is quite okay to let one of the edges ‘disappear’ under a sofa, chair or other piece of furniture. You still have the other curved edges which can do a lot to soften a severe look, so if you are stuck with a plain decor which you cannot change, a circular rug would be a good addition.
Many traditional rugs are circular and their designs are specifically changed to allow for this shape. Because of this, you can mix rectangular and circular rugs of traditional design without having to use a different motif. The other way of getting a look which takes the eye from one area of the house to another but in different shaped rugs is to stick with one colour. Various different shapes can be used then, but the single shade will make sure that the room does not look bitty and annoying.
Circular rugs are perfect for bold, modern designs, especially some of the floral ones which use a single ‘fantasy’ blossom as a motif, sometimes offset to one side, or in the middle. Modern rugs are easy to furnish with and they go with any kind of decor, even traditional ones as they make such a firm statement that they can almost be considered works of art in their own right. Rug Zone has a wide choice of modern circular rugs which work well in any size, so you could use them under a desk or table or as a centrepiece to a room.
Because Rug Zone hold such a huge stock, you will always find good discounts and you can probably treat yourself to a bigger rug than you thought was in your budget. With a circular rug it certainly pays to get the biggest you can afford as it fills the space better and doesn’t look skimpy. When buying a circular rug, make sure you measure your room in both directions, because a round rug can be a trip hazard if it impedes a door or needs to be folded to accommodate the size.
With Oblong Rugs the Width is the Smallest measurement and the Length is the Longest Measurement. It’s really that simple
It sounds ridiculous, but the question “Which measurement is the width of the rug?” is often asked by our customers, particularly in our Ebay rug store. Every time the question arrives in our mail box we scratch our heads wonderment. It goes without saying that with an oblong object the Length is the longest dimension and therefore the Width must be the shorter measurement. It’s exactly the same with a rug we talk about the dimensions being length and width, the length being the greater dimension and the width the lesser. So the mind can boggle as it tries to understand why some people can’t grasp physics at its most basic.
Maybe we don’t understand the question or is that the person asking the question is actually making a valid query? The word “width” can be a funny old noun, as width can also relate to: “A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension or its crosswise grain, especially a piece of fabric measured from selvage to selvage”. Yes, like a roll of carpet. In the carpet trade we talk about the width of carpet or vinyl flooring as being a constant. That is to say when ordering from a 4 metre wide loom we may take 2 metres in length. Physically the 2 metre is the width and the 4 metre is the length, but because the width stays constant we always talk about the 4 metre as the width whether it be 1 meter long or 30 metres long. Now that’s confusing!
We need to talk about the width as a constant to ascertain the way the pile or pattern falls when putting two length of carpet side by side. We also need to ensure, especially with woven carpets which way the warp and weft goes when fitting a carpet on a stairs. We always run the length of the carpet down the stairs following the pile direction because it installs better. This rule not only applies to carpet: wallpaper, curtains and many other fabrics follow this simple rule.
It maybe that the customer is purchasing a striped rug and wants to confirm which way the stripes will run. It may be that the customer wants to run the rug over some stairs and wants the pile to run in the correct direction. When we think of a rug we think of an oblong shape covering the floor space, if it doesn’t go one way and assuming there are no other defining criteria, just turn it around.
New additions to the Encove rug collection will hit the rugzone.co.uk and iwantarug.com websites early in October. The two new ranges are natural look flat weave rugs that are durable and have the natural look of sisal. Flat weave natural rugs are very popular in most of continental Europe mainly because of their widespread use hard flooring and under floor heating. While the rug is an effective dirt barrier that is extremely easy to maintain the thin profile of the flat woven rug also has the benefit of preventing tripping accidents and it allows more heat to dissipate into the room.
Available in rugs and carpet runners Natural Weave is woven in a combination of two designs one a simple herringbone and the other a two tone basket weave effect giving a genuine feeling of natural sisal. The flat weave design of the rug means whilst it is extremely thin, it’s also ultra durable making it ideal for areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories and under dining tables that have heavy chair movement.
Because the surface and backing rug is produced entirely of polypropylene fibre it has the benefit of making the rug totally impervious to rotting in wet areas meaning it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
A decorative flat woven Wilton rug and runner that is hardwearing and practical in any room in the home. The styling of the rug gives it the look of natural sisal while retaining the inherent stain resistance and durability of polypropylene fibre. Because of the rugs slim profile it is ideally suited to hard floors that have a high degree of foot traffic making it the likely choice for kitchens, halls and conservatories.
Both ranges of rugs and runners are available in a combination of small to extra large sizes that include a 67cm x 200cm runner.