What should we think about before buying a rug for our space? 

The size of the rug should be the first thing to decide on, before moving on to the design, colour and composition.

The size of a rug is vital for connecting a room and tying everything together to create a balanced space. In an open plan room a rug can define your areas and enhance your room.

Go for the largest possible size that fits, as it will unify a room and define the space you want to cover. A rug that is too small will make the room look smaller and can also make furniture appear disconnected.

Would you recommend different shapes for different rooms? 

The most popular shape is rectangular for living, dining, bedrooms and narrow hallway runners. A round rug is an excellent choice in bedrooms or to add a point of interest to a living space. If you’re feeling extra creative you can custom design a rug shape especially for your space, which can be made to order. The choice is yours dependent on budget, dimensions of the room and the purpose of the rug. 

Which designs are most popular from your collection? 

Textured and flatweave rugs are currently the most popular amongst our extensive collection.

Thick, plush and beautifully soft underfoot, some of our popular textures include Madison, Ropeweave, Illusions, and Fizzle rugs.

Flatweave rugs are durable and perfect for high traffic living and dining areas. Popular designs include Torquay, Subi, Braid Hive, Braid Tempest and Xylo. 

What is the easiest way to care for your rug?

Treat your rug with a little love and care to increase its lifespan and longevity.

A regular vacuum and the rotation of a rug in high traffic areas, as well as the prompt treatment of spills, will extend the life of a rug.

Rug care differs by size, construction and material. Read more helpful tips here.

Which rugs are good for smaller spaces?

Depending on how small a space is, a good size to work with is 160cm by 230cm or you can opt for a round rug to add style and interest.

Again, it’s dependant on the purpose of your rug as to what construction and material best suits the space.

If it’s a cosy reading nook you could go for a luxurious, highly textured rug but for a high traffic play space, or thoroughfare a flatweave may be a better option.

Any tips & tricks for styling your rug at home?

In the living room ~ defining spaces

FLOATING LAYOUT

When furniture such as couches and sofas are central in an open plan living room, your rug should be big enough to fit under all four legs of each piece of furniture.

This will define the space and be proportionate to the size of furniture and space surrounding. It also gives a more relaxed, casual feel to the space.

CLASSIC LAYOUT

In smaller rooms where your furniture is up against the wall, the rug should be large enough to fit under the front legs of all pieces, or off the rug completely. This often gives a more formal look and feel.

In the dining room ~ scale and proportion is key

For dining rooms, the rug should always be in proportion to the table. It is best to always leave enough space on either side of the table to avoid ‘catching’ the back of the rug with a chair, and the back of the chair legs should always be on the rug, even when being used. Your rug needs to be approximately 1.2m-1.5m wider and longer than your table (i.e at least 65-75cm around the perimeter of the table for chairs).

In the bedroom room ~ cosy, soft and luxurious

A rug in a bedroom will warm up and soften a room with hard flooring. A rug can also add colour, pattern and texture to make a room feel cosy.

In a bedroom, you need to make sure the rug is underfoot when you get out of bed. The rug should be large enough to sit underneath the bed and side tables or another option is for the rug to sit underneath the bed, stopping short of the side tables.

For those who don’t want a large rug under the bed but still want a soft place underfoot when getting out of bed, you can opt for a set of two runners placed either side of the bed.

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