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22 01, 2016

A Combination of Style and Untamed Elegance

By |January 22nd, 2016|Skins and Pelts|Comments Off on A Combination of Style and Untamed Elegance

Animal pelts, fur and leather have been used for as long as the earliest humans required them to survival against an unforgiving climate. A time where hunters believed that the pelts they wore bestowed the animal’s strength and spiritual powers on to them. As mankind progressed many European societies saw these products as the very [...]

18 03, 2014

Can you match rugs and carpets?

By |March 18th, 2014|Modern Rugs, Natural Rugs, Skins and Pelts, Traditional Rugs|Comments Off on Can you match rugs and carpets?

It’s well known that homemakers can match rugs with attractive laminate flooring or exposed wood flooring. The two go together perfectly because the former reinstate a bit of homeliness and warmth after the latter have brought the cleanliness and the simplicity. However, laminate flooring and wood flooring aren’t for everyone and they aren’t necessarily for [...]

6 02, 2014

The psychology of comfort

By |February 6th, 2014|Shaggy Rugs, Skins and Pelts|Comments Off on The psychology of comfort

For such a fundamental human incentive, comfort is actually incredibly complex. We all seek out comfort where possible – physical comfort, emotional comfort, comfort in our jobs and in our social groups. The psychology of comfort is definitely worth discussing when it comes to rugs. Since rugs are so soft to the touch, it’s easy [...]

28 01, 2014

Product comparison: skins/pelts v synthetic rugs

By |January 28th, 2014|Shaggy Rugs, Skins and Pelts, Washable Rugs|Comments Off on Product comparison: skins/pelts v synthetic rugs

The world of rugs is incredibly diverse. All sorts of styles co-habit specialist rug shops like so many fish in the sea. Okay, perhaps there aren’t quite as many styles of rugs out there as there are species of ocean critters, but there’s a good number and the variations are often fairly minute. Nevertheless, it’s [...]

16 01, 2014

Another dimension: a rug measurement guide

By |January 16th, 2014|Rug advice, Skins and Pelts|Comments Off on Another dimension: a rug measurement guide

It’s not always the style of the rug you choose that determines how good it looks in your home. There are other factors to consider as well – things that point towards the subtle science of interior design rather than what’s going on at the surface. What we’re referring to in particular here is the [...]

4 12, 2013

Festive floors reinforce seasonal spirit

By |December 4th, 2013|Contemporary Rugs, Modern Rugs, Plain Rugs, Shaggy Rugs, Skins and Pelts, Traditional Rugs, Wool Rugs|Comments Off on Festive floors reinforce seasonal spirit

One of the most delicious things about the Christmas holidays is the fact that you get to spend an awful lot of time curled up indoors with good company and plenty of treats and there’s absolutely no guilt attached to it – it’s just part of the seasonal celebrations. Of course, getting out for long [...]

26 11, 2013

Top five rug trends for Autumn

By |November 26th, 2013|Designer Rugs, Modern Rugs, Natural Rugs, Plain Rugs, Shaggy Rugs, Skins and Pelts, Traditional Rugs|Comments Off on Top five rug trends for Autumn

Autumn’s a time when rug selection is hot on people’s agenda. There are home improvement deadlines in the form of Christmas and New Year – it’s always best to have plans completed for a comfortable holiday season – and there are also seasonal deadlines in the sense that the climate gets less and less hospitable. [...]

22 11, 2013

Product comparison: soft rugs v hardwearing rugs

By |November 22nd, 2013|Flokati Rugs, Kitchen Rugs, Natural Rugs, Shaggy Rugs, Skins and Pelts, Washable Rugs|Comments Off on Product comparison: soft rugs v hardwearing rugs

Interior design necessarily involves a dichotomy between practicality and comfort. The relationship between the two is something that people always struggle with because it’s so crucial to the sense of place that makes a home. That’s what it’s all about, really – making a house into a home. The house is a practical space; the [...]

3 11, 2013

Winter rug season is upon us

By |November 3rd, 2013|Skins and Pelts|Comments Off on Winter rug season is upon us

Now is definitely the time for winter rugs! Up and down the country people are really starting to feel the cold and those who have stuck it out until now are starting to waver in terms of putting the central heating on. Of course, there’s no shame in getting the heating on when you’re very [...]

17 10, 2013

Nature’s inspiration for wintry rugs

By |October 17th, 2013|Skins and Pelts|Comments Off on Nature’s inspiration for wintry rugs

It’s not always easy to tell which rugs are going to perform in the winter. The winter is certainly the biggest challenge facing rugs that are actually meant to keep your home nice and warm. Of course, any additional form of insulation is a positive, but the reality is that you want rugs that don’t [...]

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