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Create a Moroccan medina in your mansion with gold and sand rugs

 posted on Oct 16, 2013 by Rug Zone in Advice, Information
Create a Moroccan medina in your mansion with gold and sand rugs

The sights and smells of the medina in Marrakech are a wonder to behold – exotic spices mingle with the sounds of haggling market traders and snake charmer’s music, and around every corner new wonders appear! Now you can add some of the mysticism of the Moroccan medina to your city-centre apartment with the most beautiful large rugs coloured in gold and sand coloured rugs. Exotic styles and soft fibres ensure these rugs will feel as stunning as they look.

Simple pleasures

Sinking your feet into a striped wool rug in shades of terracotta, gold and wine is one of life’s little luxuries, thanks to the incredibly soft fibres and vibrant colours. These wool rugs look as good in a contemporary apartment as they do in a countryside mansion, and you can choose from a variety of shapes to complement your space. Circular and oval wool rugs create an instantly modern feel, whilst traditional homes suit a rectangular or square shaped rug best.

Be bold

Cream, golden brown and black rugs make a real style statement and look stunning against dark wood flooring. Don’t be afraid of contrasts – it’s these contrasts that make life beautiful, so choose bold designs and colours which stand out to ensure your rug is the focal point of any room!

Classic styling

rugs in a traditional style are the perfect way to add an exotic touch to any room, whether you choose a Persian runner for your hallway or a Turkish carved rug. Hand knotted rugs which are dyed with natural vegetable dyes look great in period properties, and you’re bringing home a little piece of the rug’s country of origin with you. Many of the designs used in classic rugs date back centuries and have been passed down through generations, so it’s like adding a piece of history to your living space.

Just because gold and sand coloured rugs look opulent, doesn’t mean you need to break the bank! You’ll find a huge range to choose from online, from budget polypropylene styles to deep-pile shaggy rugs that are perfect for sinking your feet into after a long day, and dreaming about a delicious cup of Moroccan mint tea. You could even book that long overdue holiday from the comfort of your sofa as you enjoy resting your feet on your new wool rug.

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Refresh your room in a day with a splash of colour

 posted on Oct 5, 2013 by Rug Zone in Advice
Refresh your room in a day with a splash of colour

Spring is not the only time of year to do a spot of serious cleaning and sometimes when all the dust has settled and all the clutter has been car-booted the result can look a bit sparse. While you are in the mood for sorting out your home is the best time to complete your look because it is easy to lose enthusiasm. When you order a new rug from Rug Zone you don’t have to wait, with almost all of the stock being available for free next day delivery to UK mainland addresses.

A bright home

A brightly coloured rug really lifts the spirits and can make a room look as though it has had a complete redecoration even when all it has had is a clean and a new rug. This has to be one of the cheapest options when you want to refresh your room because budget rugs from Rug Zone are available at some great prices and right across the style range so you don’t have to feel your choice is at all limited to what is available – you can carry on your decor style no matter what that may be.

When you shop for coloured rugs on the High Street you are handing yourself a problem in all kinds of ways. For a start, when you are thinking of matching colours you either have to take cushions, curtains or splashes of paint with you or trust to luck. When you shop for a coloured rug online, you can have your laptop in the room with you and although there is sometimes a small colour variation depending on your screen, you are more likely to get it right. Add in the facts that the rug you want may not be in stock and that budget rugs from shops are almost always more expensive, your cheap and simple freshen up becomes a bit of a major task.

All sizes can work

Depending on your budget you might decide to opt for a smaller rug to give a single splash of colour to draw the eye, perhaps in front of the fire or to complement a particularly nice lamp or table. The size of a coloured rug is important if you don’t want it to dominate a room; Rug Zone’s coloured rugs come in all sizes from small to extra-large, so you won't have to compromise.

The benefits of natural rugs

 posted on Aug 31, 2013 by Rug Zone in Advice, Information
The benefits of natural rugs

Natural rugs have the benefit of lasting the test of time but they can also be incredibly stylish too. Natural rugs now come in various styles, colours and shapes so there is sure to be a design which suits your home perfectly. The term ‘natural rugs’ covers a variety of different materials so you can choose the one which best fits with your current decor. Alternatively, choose a traditional style which will fit in with changing decor. Natural rugs carry many benefits but choosing this type of material does not mean you should forfeit style.

Natural rugs can add warmth to a room, especially those with wooden floors. You can choose to use them as an alternative to carpeting as they are more cost effective and easy to replace. They are also ideal for wooden flooring as they act as a protector and can absorb noise. This is ideal if you have young children or pets. These natural rugs are great for hallways as they are extremely good at absorbing moisture. Perfect for muddy feet or coming in from the rain.

Natural rugs can be incredibly stylish. Their unique designs attract attention and they do not only come in neutral colours anymore. In fact, a range of blue rugs, red rugs and even pink rugs are available to choose from so you can add a touch of the contemporary to your home. The size of your rug can also make a huge difference. You can add a larger rug which covers most of a room to make it the centrepiece or you can opt for a smaller rug for the end of your bed or beside the fireplace.

These traditional rugs are incredibly durable and can last as long as ten years meaning that you really get value for your money. Wool rugs are also incredibly versatile and can be used as a throw for your sofa once they start to wear down a little. You can also place them in areas where comfort is needed such as the bedroom or by the sofa in your living room.

Wool rugs and other natural fibres are also environmentally friendly as wool is a naturally occurring material. So you will have style, durability and you will also be helping the environment. Our natural rugs for sale are not expensive so you can get the expensive look without the high price tag. As you will have your rug for years to come it is a good idea to do some research before you choose your materials.

Carpet runners are the Perfect fit for Galley Kitchens

 posted on Aug 23, 2013 by Rug Zone in Advice, Information
Carpet runners are the Perfect fit for Galley Kitchens

Carpet runners are great for rooms which you wouldn’t normally carpet, particularly the kitchen. Long, galley-style kitchens may not seem like the ideal place for a rug but carpet runners are the perfect shape for this style of room. They are easy to throw down as protection for your flooring and they come in many styles, lengths and designs so there is no need to forfeit style for convenience.

Having a kitchen runner is a great alternative to adding wall decorations. If you have a long galley kitchen but don’t have a lot of space on the walls, carpet runners can really add a touch of style to the room. They are extremely convenient as carpet runners are easy to roll up and replace as and when needed. So if you feel like a change of colour or your runner is getting a little worn, then you can easily choose another one from our rugs for sale.

Runners are also useful for dividing up a combined kitchen and dining room. You can choose a runner for the kitchen to distinguish it from your dining room and you can add a rug to the underside of your dining table to prevent scratching. We have a range of kitchen carpet runners as well as many traditional rugs which you can use to separate the rooms.

The colour of your runner really depends on what you want to use it for. There are green runners, blue runners and even multi coloured runners so you have plenty of choice. However, if you are using your runner to protect the floor from muddy shoes, then you may want to go for darker colours such as browns and blacks to make sure your runner lasts longer. You have more freedom when it comes to colour if you merely want to use your runner to decorate the kitchen galley.

Kitchen runner rugs also do a great job of protecting marble, hardwood or stone flooring. As this type of flooring is designed to last for years, it is a good idea to take care of it. Carpet runners are extremely effective at preventing scratches and scrapes to the surface of expensive flooring.

Additionally, hall runners are also perfect to protect your hallway from muddy, wet feet coming in from the outside. Carpet runners are great for absorbing noise and can also add a little comfort under your feet in a kitchen (or hallway).

Persian Rugs Produce an Exotic Look

 posted on Aug 20, 2013 by Rug Zone in Advice

There is no need to fork out for expensive decor and furnishings to make your home appear more exotic: just add a Persian rug. The intricate designs and colours in a Persian rug adds sophistication to any room and these rugs can work in modern, traditional and formal settings. Of course, many imitations are on the market so it is best to go with a reputable dealer such as Rug Zone to make your authentic purchase. There are many ways you can spot a real Persian rug so here are some of the things you should look for in your rug.

Traditional rugs like these come in many shapes and have a variety of designs which you can choose from. Many people think that the thicker the rug is, the better the quality but this is not necessarily true. Some of the best quality Persian rugs are thinner but you always have the option of going for a pile rug if you want to feel comfort under your feet.

Look out for the intricate woven details on these natural rugs. The fibres are knotted into threads which are tied to form the fringe at the edges and hand stitching can be found at the edges of genuine Persian rugs. The colours are very rich on the underside and there are a variety of patterned designs on the main side which you can use to match up with your current decor. The details in these colourful rugs are what make them unique and each piece is different from the next.

There are plenty of oriental colours and designs when it comes to picking out Persian rugs so make your purchase wisely. Choose from terracotta rugs, red rugs, green rugs or a mixture of these colours for your hallway, living room or bedroom. When choosing a design, ensure that you pick out something that you think will stand the test of time as buying a Persian rug is an investment. As these traditional rugs have a classic look, they will go with neutral shades in your decor. As most of the designs have red or terracotta in them, you can match your decor accordingly if you prefer to add a splash of colour to the decor.

You may need a bigger budget to purchase a Persian rug but the high quality and hand woven designs will add an air of class to your home and will leave visitors admiring your style and taste.

Brighten up your Home with Colourful Rugs

 posted on Aug 15, 2013 by Rug Zone in Advice, Information
Brighten up your Home with Colourful Rugs

Investing in brightly coloured rugs can instantly inject a little life into your home. Instead of redecorating an entire room, you can add a pop of colour by adding some contemporary rugs which make a statement and draw the eye.

There are a variety of rugs on the market in various materials, styles and shapes but recently bold colours have been making their mark in the rug trade. Bold statement colours can add flair and character to a room, especially if it contrasts with the colours in your decor.

Geometric prints are particularly stylish and they can be found in a variety of designs and colours. Greens, blues, mustard hues and purple shades are all making a comeback and many rugs are mixing contrasting colours to create a more contemporary look. If the decor of your room is mostly neutral then shopping for multi coloured rugs can make all the difference. You don’t have to redecorate the entire room as your new rug will make the room look good as new.

Traditional rugs can also be found in bright colours so don’t assume that you have to go for synthetic materials in order to add a modern touch. Shaggy rugs, wool rugs and natural materials can all be purchased in bright colours therefore you can mix traditional styles with a modern twist. Pick a colour from the rug and match some accessories to it to really give your room a boost. A few scatter cushions or throws along with a multi coloured rug can instantly give the illusion of change and cost less than a full makeover.

Contemporary rugs look great in the hallway and living room as visitors can admire your contemporary style. Go for hall runners with a bold pattern to greet your visitors as they walk in. To add to the modern feel of your home, you could go for a round rug in the living room. Pick one in a bold pink or purple shade to instantly draw the eye. If you already have a statement colour in the decor of your room you can draw more attention to it by picking out a rug in a matching or contrasting colour. Bright colours and patterns in your rug can instantly make it the focal point of any room.

When buying rugs on the Internet you don't have the ability touch and discuss the various qualities and features of the rug. Our blog is there to give you some of the advice and information that you may need before you complete your purchase. Please take you time to digest the information and if you can't find what you are looking for you can always give us a call on 0191 454 1972 during office hours.

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