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.