Nobody really spends a lot of time on the hallway or on the staircase but this doesn’t mean these transitional spaces don’t need to look chic and beautiful. If you want the ambiance to go from neutral to welcoming and pleasant, the solution is very simple: use a hallway runner with visual appeal.
Rugs & Carpets
You may think shaggy rugs are long gone, but in fact, they’re still a fun and versatile way to bring life into any room. From the living area to your home office, these lively pieces bring an eclectic essence to every space. And that’s why we’ve decided it was time to inspire. Check out our bits and pieces of proof that shaggy rugs do work and hopefully you’ll grab an idea or two from the list.
1. Layered up.
Geometric prints are one of those fantastic classic décor staples that can fit anywhere with grace and ease. From contemporary circles to traditional trellises, and everywhere in between, the beauty of geometry is that it’s both vivid and subtle – vivid because of its inherent non-solid pattern, and subtle because of its repetition of classic shapes and patterns.
Geometric prints are everywhere in home décor. Today, we’re looking specifically at area rugs, and how incorporating a geometrically patterned area rug can provide the perfect foundation for any space’s ultimate style.
As you may have noticed, shag rugs are increasingly popular in the last years. They are considered great addition for certain rooms such as the nursery, the kids’ room or playroom because they’re soft and have a very nice texture that kids love. But shag rugs are also used throughout the house in rooms that usually have elegant decors. They’re a nice counterbalance when the décor is either too simple or when it needs a friendly touch.
A shag is either a rug or a carpet that has a deep pile. This gives it a shaggy appearance, hence the name. As any other type of rug, these come with both advantages and disadvantages. They are great because they are wonderful at touch and they make a very suitable choice for the bedroom. It’s so nice to wake up in the morning and to walk bear feet on a shag rug.
We all get to the point when our living room is uninspiring. We are sick of sitting in the same room and watching TV every evening. However, redecorating the lounge area is a stressful proposition which will take a considerable length of time. Luckily, you don’t actually need to change the entire room in order to give it a new lease of life. All it takes is one striking accessory to achieve the desired rejuvenation you are looking for. One accessory that can certainly achieve this is a rug. Thus, read on to discover the top five rugs that can revitalise your living room…
1) Bluebellgray Abstract Rug.
This rug is vibrant, energetic, and uplifting. If you are truly looking to put the spark back into your living area, this is the rug to do it. This Bluebellgray creation cleverly and artistically incorporates the current trend for floral patterns. Yet, it offers something entirely different compared to what we are used to seeing. The abstract rug looks stunning against dark flooring and will certainly become the main attraction in your living room.Available from John Lewis for £900 – £1,400.
Kilims is a term used to describe flat tapestry-woven carpets that come from the Balkans. The term “kilim” comes from the Persian “gelim” and it means “to spread roughly”. These carpets are purely decorative in most cases but they can also serve as prayer rugs. They feature all sorts of patterns and symbols, some geometric and some of mythological inspiration.
Kilims are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave and the result is a flat surface with no pile. The weft strands that create the design and color are usually wool. The hidden warp strands can be either wool or cotton, depending on the case. The strands are only visible at the ends and they emerge as the fringe which is usually tied in bunches.
Textiles make homes feel lived in. Whether it is your bed linen, drapes or furniture’s upholstery, fabric gives any room a certain softness. Hardwood floors, along with laminates and ceramics look great but can feel a little cold. The addition of a rug will help soften a room’s appeal and make it feel warmer.Nevertheless, nothing quite competes with carpet to create a sense of welcoming glow. And carpets do not need to be very plush to get the effect, although deeper piles will feel luxurious, particularly underfoot.
Traditional carpets were made entirely from wool but nowadays wool blends are much more common. Indeed, purely nylon and polypropylene make perfectly acceptable carpet materials. Nonetheless, wool blends are easier to dye than man made products, so most contemporary carpets are commonly made up of at least 20 per cent of wool.