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Nursery furnishings for your new rug rat

When you have your first baby, it is easy to get a bit carried away with buying stuff for the nursery because there are just so many gadgets out there in the marketplace and they all manage to persuade you that you won’t be able to live without them. Some things are important of course and anything that enhances baby’s safety is essential buying, but some of the items costing quite substantial amounts of money are only appropriate for the first few weeks and so you have to wonder whether you really do need them or not.

Cot or crib?

A great big cot is perhaps a bit overwhelming for a small baby but you can buy a carry cot that will fit inside it for the early months. Some of the high end price cots can be adjusted for different bed heights so you can make the same piece of furniture do for years and if you have the cost of one of these in your budget it will certainly save money in the long run.

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Choosing rugs as part of a colour scheme

New rugs by Rug Zone

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.

Choosing the best budget rug for the space

Ziegler rugs

Any room looks better for a bit of a makeover and if you are getting bored with anywhere in your home, an inexpensive rug can make a huge difference for very little outlay. Rug Zone rugs are all bargains, not because they are of cheap construction but because there is such a huge stock in the warehouse ready to go out on next day delivery the prices can be low due to discounts from the manufacturers.
Cheap rugs can look expensive

Making an inexpensive rug look more like a costly one is largely a matter of making sure that it is the right one for the space you buy it for. A traditional rug always tends to look expensive because people equate them with native rugs brought in at great expense but if you put it in the wrong place the effect is lost. Similarly, a modern rug which is put in a traditional setting will look all wrong and will tend to stick out like a sore thumb. Making the most of savings means using a little design knowledge and then your budget rug will look great.

Colour schemes

Choosing the right style is just the beginning, you also need to look at colour schemes although this does not necessarily mean that the rug must slavishly match. Taking a single colour from a small motif in a curtain or cushion and bringing it to life in a coloured rug can make the whole room as though it has been designed by an expert. Buying your inexpensive rug on line makes the colour choice very easy, as you can have your laptop in the room in question, so you can see for yourself how it will look.

Add texture

Textured rugs always look more expensive and they look wonderful in almost any room. If you make sure that your shaggy rug gets a good shake about once a week you will keep it looking good for longer and you will also stop the shedding which can be a problem if you don’t take care. If you choose a shaggy rug to give your room a lift, you can go a bit wild with the colour, because it will be such a feature that you can be sure that everyone will notice it and comment. One thing they won’t notice is its low price, because budget rugs from Rug Zone look great, not cheap.

Circular rugs add space and definition

Envy Round Rugs

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.

Natural Look Rugs Look Great in the Conservatory

Natural Weave rugs

Natural Weave Rugs ideal for the conservatory

Flat weave rugs are not only durable and stain resistant but they have a natural look similar to sisal, which looks great in conservatories and orangeries. Across Europe, these styles of rugs are increasingly popular due to the prevalence of underfloor heating and hard wood floors.

Choosing a natural rug for your conservatory or orangery ensures that you will be purchasing a durable, stain resistant rug which also looks stylish and complements the room. Basketweave designs are stunning and come in a range of natural neutrals, from sage green to chocolate brown, but bear in mind that lighter natural rugs will show stains and marks more easily. Generally made from polypropylene, basket weave rugs are hardwearing and will last for years to come, with most being suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, giving the beautiful appearance of seagrass.

Flat weave polypropylene rugs have the appearance of sisal or seagrass whilst being low profile, and so ideal in spaces where your children play, such as the conservatory. They’re also ideal for high traffic areas such as the hallway or kitchen. A stunning foliage patterned terracotta rug will add warmth to what is traditionally one of the coldest areas of your home. If you’re using your conservatory in the winter months, adding one or more rugs can help you to keep warm and give the room a cosy feel that is hard to beat. Bright colours will also help to warm up a chilly space, so why not choose brick red or lime green for a shot of vibrancy.

Natural foliage patterned rugs look great in a room such as the conservatory, as they help to bring the feel of the outdoors in. Whether you choose pale, pastel shades such as mint green or baby blue, or go for natural colours such as beige and light coffee hues, these rugs will complement the feel of your conservatory perfectly, for a stylish and cosy feel.

Complement your choice of natural rugs with woven wicker furniture for a relaxed feel and summery appeal. In winter, when conservatory floors can become particularly cold and uncomfortable to walk on, snuggle down with matching wool throws and light some scented candles, enjoying the warmth provided underfoot by your new natural rugs.

Choosing natural look rugs for your conservatory is easy, but remember to fit anti-slip backing if your conservatory has laminate or wood flooring to prevent accidents happening.

Rugs that give your home natural ambience

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.

Natural Weave:

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.

Natural Flair:

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.