Skins and Pelts

Can you match rugs and carpets

Can you match rugs and carpets?

by Daniel.

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 […]

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Psychology of Comfort

The psychology of comfort

by Daniel.

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 […]

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Product comparison: skins/pelts v synthetic rugs

by Genevieve.

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 […]

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Another dimension: a rug measurement guide

by Genevieve.

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 […]

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Festive floors reinforce seasonal spirit

by Mo.

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 […]

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Top five rug trends for Autumn

by Mo.

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. […]

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Product comparison: soft rugs v hardwearing rugs

by Daniel.

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 […]

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Winter rug season is upon us

by Daniel.

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 […]

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Nature’s inspiration for wintry rugs

by Daniel.

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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Looking at a variety of possible rugs for your home (Part 2)

by Daniel.

This article continues looking at the variety of rugs on the market. Oriental rugs Oriental rugs have this wonderful exotic appeal because of their Middle Eastern designs. They feel historical and interesting, calling to mind the exploration of hundreds of years ago. They fit in with vintage interior design and appeal to well-travelled homemakers. Shaggy […]

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