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A bespoke custom made rugs service to fit a standard budget

One hundred percent wool handmade bespoke rugs produced in virtually any length and width, where you choose the colours and design! Yes, believe it or not, there is now such a bespoke rug service available at iwantarug.com. What’s more, this custom made service is pitched at a price that is comparable to like for like qualities from many high street and internet retailers off the shelf brands.

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Rug Design & Colour Templates

Why not be more exclusive in your home furnishings?

It’s always puzzled me why some women get upset at wearing the same dress as someone else at a party. Yet, are quite happy to walk into someone else’s home and happily exclaim, “I’ve got those cushions”.

We are surrounded by mass production, it’s claimed one in ten Europeans are conceived on “Ikea” beds, and one in five Brits use their mattresses. Every time I’ve visited Ikea, I can’t ever recall seeing anyone struggling with a bed or mattress in their trolley. Which makes me wonder, what percentage of soft furnishings and home décor items are we are stuffing into our homes? The mind boggles to think just how many of us actually must have exactly the same décor.

Being individual by having a custom-made rug produced shouldn’t be restricted to the super-rich, at iwantarug.com we want to bring a level of exclusivity to the average householder. Our custom made rugs can be as individual as you, it just takes a few minutes to design, size and colour. Okay, it’s going to be more expensive than your run of the mill rugs, but we’ve pitched our price to be directly comparable with similar quality branded rugs.

 

Size and shape

The most common reason for choosing a bespoke rug is often the size. Our design software will allow the customer to size and price a rug from as small as 60cm x 120cm up to 400cm x 600cm. Long and thin, square, oval, hexagonal or round, the client can manipulate virtually any shape and size. We can do larger and smaller sizes, just call us for a quote.

 

 

Maybe there’s call for a client to have a company or club logo designed into a rug. That isn’t a problem, we just need a good quality image of the logo to start the ball rolling.

The concept of designing a bespoke rug

At Rug Zone we produced many designs that were different and exciting, to escape from the corporately branded styles. To help us visualise our designs as rugs, we developed textured templates and picked the colour from poms, that offered over 1,400 colour options. Which shade of the 50 blue hues should we use with which of the 80 shades of beige? The task became a nightmare.

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1,400 colour options

To simplify the colouring process, we turned to contemporary matt emulsion colour charts, the theory being if the paint is popular then the rug colours will need to match. We also added a splash of classic colours to round off the selection. With all that colour choice we had available, over 90% of the rugs we produced, used less than 50 colours.

To allow the customer to colour and design their own bespoke rugs online, we have adapted the template design system we used to visualise our textured rug images to iwantarug.com. By virtually doubling the colour availability to 96 colours we believe that should be a colour combination for everyone.

Using this controlled colour bank has another advantage, it is possible to have plain samples produced in the quality of the actual rug the customer will receive. We can cut and send the customer feeler samples in the colours to be used in their custom-made rug, alleviating any worries regarding quality, texture and colour. In the unlikely event that there isn’t a colour in our offering, we can always revert back to the 1400 colour poms.

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Production of the feeler samples

Our online design app will allow you to produce and colour, a rug in the size and colours to suit the customer. It’s there to give you a visual impression and cost of the rug. It will distort the design to fit the size of the required rug. Our templates normally assume the rug is going to be an oblong shape, but the client may be opting for a square or a long narrow carpet runner, here the design elements could look a little out of proportion. The client and ourselves will be able to see this instantly, and we will make in-house adjusts to marry the design with the shape of the rug.

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Bespoke rug with border to match marble tiles

As with any bespoke products we expect the customer to want to tweak the design. A typical example is in the above photo of a rug we had recently produced for a client. This customer wanted a rug in a non-standard 180cm x 250cm size to sit centrally in a hall. He requested it coloured in plain cream, with a terracotta and black border to match his marble tiles. We produced the pattern using our standard template and forwarded him the design plan for approval. He asked; “Would it be possible to make the border the same size as the tile”? He sent us the sizes and we reproduced the design template to the exact dimensions of the border tiles. A relatively simple request that is easy to execute, which is what our bespoke rug service is about.

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Adjusting the size of a border

About the rugs we produce.

Over the years we have had many wool rugs produced from handmade carpet suppliers in Bhadohi, also known as “Carpet City”. Located in the Uttar Pradesh region of India, whose most famous landmark is the Taj Mahal, Bhadohi is renowned for the production of carpets and rugs, producing and exporting around 40% of the worlds handmade carpets and rugs. “That’s a lot of experience”.

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Profile our custom made rugs.

Our supplier is highly experienced in the production of hand woven and hand-tufted rugs, they have produced rugs for some of the biggest and most renowned rug brand in the world. The rugs are hand-tufted using 100% wool, it’s a high-grade longer staple length wool that is less prone to excessive shedding. We opt for a shorter, more compact cut pile surface that keeps its shape longer and is better for carving. The backing of the rug uses a good quality hessian and is folded and taped for a clean edge.

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Backing of the finished rug

Because we are buying and shipping direct from the maker, we can keep the costs to a minimum. With no middlemen and no “big brand” marketing costs, we price the finished bespoke rug, delivered to the client’s door, at similar or less per square metre price than high street brands. How cool is that?

Producing bespoke rugs isn’t new to us, however letting the client lose on the design tool, is. We encourage you to take a look, design and share this concept on social media. Any constructive comments that will help make the design, colouration and purchasing experience better, are welcome.

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How to Choose the right rug for your home

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Opinions vary as to the function of a rug; on one hand there are some use rugs simply to protect fitted carpet or wood flooring and others use rugs as a decorative centrepiece to a room. With the increase use of real wood flooring in our homes many more large rugs are now used under dining tables and beds. Whatever or wherever your rug is to go, when choosing your new rug, other than colour, there are a few basic things you should take into account theses are size, texture and design.

The Rugs Size:

You will first need to establish the size of rug that you require to cover the area of your floor taking into account the positioning of furniture you are using to compliment the rugs. This can be done with a tape measure by taking the rough length and width of the area you wish to cover. Because manufactures don’t have a standard sizes it is highly unlikely that the rug you select will get the exact size for the area so you will often need to compromise a little, that is to say, you may have to settle for a slightly larger or smaller size.

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When planning to use the rug in conjunction with settees and occasional furniture such as a coffee table, think about the overall effect. The popular option is to sit a coffee table on the rug, however to do this you may require the rug to be fair bit larger than the coffee table or the overall effect of the rug may be lost. In contrast when using a coffee table with a glass top you can often afford to use smaller rugs as the design or texture will be visible through the glass.

When using a rug under a dining table establish whether you require a rug that is large enough to accommodate both table and dining chairs, or just large enough to accommodate the table. Dining room tables are often extendable so don’t forget to allow for this. Popular sizes for rugs under dining tables vary between 160cm x 230cm and 200cm x 300cm.

Using rugs under beds has become increasingly popular particularly on wood flooring as many of us still prefer to step out of bed onto a soft warm rug rather than cold hard flooring. You can use an extra large rug that will cover a large area of unseen and unused area under the bed, whilst there is a degree of waste the advantage is that it will also dampen the sound of creaky old beds echoing around the home. You can also lay smaller rugs each side of a bed a popular bedroom choice for rugs is single or double sheepskins.

The Rugs Texture:
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A rugs texture will vary dramatically from product to product and your final choice will depend upon varying factors including, visual appearance, underfoot comfort and durability. Rugs that have a high degree of intricate design are usually produced closely woven on a short velvet pile, whereas plainer rugs will generally rely on shaggy, twisted or carved textures to enhance the overall appearance. Some rugs will have a combination of textures the most popular being cut and loop, this is a texture of a soft cut velvet pile combined with a harder loop pile.

The Rugs Design:
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Rug designs come in four main styles, Plain, Traditional, Modern or Transitional. Plain rugs use a single colour, classic or traditional rugs are designed using a Persian or Oriental style design usually using a combination of five or more colours. Modern or contemporary rugs use abstract or geometric designs or a combination of abstract and geometric to create a modern design. Transitional rugs are designs that are an amalgamation of traditional and modern designs. A typical transitional design in today’s market would be the many contemporary Damask designs available.

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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RugZone Reveal how to Revamp Home without Spending a Fortune

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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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5 Tips for Effective Cleaning of Carpet Runners

Installing hall runners is a good way to conceal floor damage, prevent your floors from further damage and add to the value your home interiors and aesthetics.Carpet runners are usually placed in halls, rooms and on staircases, but you may place it anywhere else in your house, where you might deem it suitable.

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Usually installed in areas which receive high traffic and these are more susceptible to wear and tear. Hence, below are a few tips to help you maintain your carpet runners and increase their durability.

1: Vacuum Regularly

Like any other carpeted flooring, your runners too need to be vacuumed regularly. Regular vacuuming prevents the settling down of dirt and dust particles deep into the pile, ensuring to remove dirt, gravel and debris completely from the fibres. If dirt and debris is allowed to settle down into the pile it can cause considerable damage overtime.

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Enhance Your Interiors with Shaggy Rugs

Placing fine and decorative shaggy rugs in your rooms is a simple and easy way to enhance the aesthetics and appeal of your interiors. They can add much needed charm and allure to your interior settings, apart from ensuring comfort.

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Seen as soft and lush, these are rugs which can be conveniently placed anywhere in your rooms to enhance the beauty and appeal of the room. Larger rugs may be used, inside a room, as a tool to unify its interior design and various aesthetic elements, to add more personality and completeness to the interior of the particular room. Available in a variety of colours, styles, textures, sizes and designs that give you the liberty to stylise your interiors as per your wishes.

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Marrakech Expressions… simple and beautiful

Moroccan style Nomadic rugs

Now available from Rug Zone machine woven Moroccan style rugs.

The vibrant colours, sights and sounds of the bazaars of Morocco are intoxicating and beautiful. The textiles produced in this part of the world are renowned for their style, quality and versatility. Moroccan rugs can bring a sense of the exotic to your own home.

Online rugs are available from all over the North African region in a wide variety of patterns, colours and materials from warm comforting deep-pile wool to simple and durable raffia.

Transform your hallway with classic Berber hall runners in earth tones or more vibrant colours with astonishing geometric designs, or more unique patterns. These long rugs are now readily available in the UK handmade by Moroccan tribes. Not only are these rugs produced for the existing market, but there are many rugs which are vintage and can be a hundred years old, which can be more expensive but are perhaps more desirable for authentic Moroccan or North African style.

The Ben Ouarain

The Beni Ouarain of the Atlas Mountains produce rugs in cream with black geometric design and have become popular additions to design magazines and show-homes. It is easy to see why, as these large rugs, made with the wool of their own sheep would fit into most homes.

The Merzouga

The Merzouga rug men of Southern Morocco produce highly intricate and colourful rugs which can bring a wonderful splash of colour to any room, and can be made to order in any size from large rugs to small bathroom or office rugs. These recycled wool rugs are available online and are works of art as well as functional floor coverings.

Simple Style

Moroccan rugs are not only for those who want geometric designs and colour explosions that recall the design of North Africa. Giant rugs in simple monochrome colours will fit perfectly with traditional or contemporary colour schemes and décor.

Create your own style

The majority of Moroccan rugs are now available to order to specifically suit your requirements in terms of size and colour. This means that you can now create the perfect rug for any room in your home, although the vast majority are rectilinear and oval rugs or circular rugs are harder to come by.

Rugs to suit your wallet

Although many Moroccan rugs are handmade and some are antique, this does not mean that these are rugs for the rich and famous. These opulent rugs are available to suit most budgets.