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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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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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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How to find out who your friends are!

Although no one likes a liar, most of us are adept at those little white fibs that keep the world going round. ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ is never asked by someone who wants the answer to be ‘Yes’. And yet sometimes, you need a friend to tell you the truth – you just have to be big enough to take it on the chin if the answer isn’t quite what you were expecting.

Does this room look a bit tatty?

Shaggy Rugs by RugZone

The chances are that if you think the room looks in need of a makeover, then it is! Living somewhere every day does make us a bit blind to its shortcomings but there are often certain moments – when a ray of sunshine suddenly illuminates a spider’s web in the corner or a hole appears in your previously treasured traditional rug – when you realise that things may have gone a bit downhill.

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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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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.