What is your style when it comes to chosing a rug?

I decided to write a blog about Rugs this week. Especially as I have a competition running at the moment in partnership with Best At Flooring to win a Stylish Geometric style wool rug. If you haven't entered already just follow the link now as it finishes on the 22nd April. http://gvwy.io/har8w6r or click the New events link on my blog.

I have a rug in every room. I just think that it shows your style in a different way other than just using the usual soft furnishings like scatter cushions and throws, don't get me wrong I have all of those too but just love when you have finished styling a room to go hunting for the perfect rug. I think it really can be a show stopper. I love a variety of styles but I currently have a love of Geometric ones.

 Eye catching shapes and patterns can give a modern look even against old wooden floor boards.

Eye catching shapes and patterns can give a modern look even against old wooden floor boards.

A freshly painted White room is the perfect setting for a rug that stands out, however it also works well with a more subtle rug which can be softer to the eye and to the feet. Rugs can come in all sorts of textures from Wool to Shag pile to a Faux Sheepskin or even a rough Hessian.

  A faux sheepskin rug gives the effect of the furniture sinking into the flooring giving a real delicate feel.

A faux sheepskin rug gives the effect of the furniture sinking into the flooring giving a real delicate feel.

The interior trends for this year are worldly so bringing inspiration from other countries. Going back to the basics where the rug originates back to. Persian Knot rugs, Indian Woollen rugs, Oriental Kashmir and Silk rugs. They all give a vast choice and they all look beautiful in any home. They are a timeless addition.

  Don't think of a rug that you bought when you were on holiday as a souvenir think of it as a constant good memory of your travels.

 Don't think of a rug that you bought when you were on holiday as a souvenir think of it as a constant good memory of your travels.

You can make use of rugs in a practical way as well.

If you have an open plan living area, for example your dining room flows into your living space? to help make it feel a little more separated add a rug under your coffee table big enough to reach your sofa. Or get a large enough rug to sit your sofa and coffee table on with no gaps.

 Separate an open plan living area with the use of a rug.

Separate an open plan living area with the use of a rug.

You can also bring a piece of history into your home. Antiques aren't just pieces of furniture or paintings! you can get some stunning rugs if you look carefully. Here is a fine example of an early mid 20th century rug. If your looking to invest in a beautiful antique have a look at this South Hams based company a little gem and one that I intend to visit very soon. https://www.cwantiques.co.uk/stock/new/large-afghan-baluch-kilim

If you have an eye catcher of a rug in your home send me a picture via my website, I would love to see your styles and offer any advise on which style would go in your room.

If you require advise please leave you comments.

Claire HornComment