Sunday, 22 January 2017

In 2017, Chinese New Year falls on January 28th and this time of year is a great opportunity to show off our fabulous range of Chinese rugs - and with so many Oriental designs to choose from, you won’t need to go anywhere else.

The West fell in love with  Chinoiserie in the 17th and 18th centuries.  This was a time for exploration, and as a result, a fascination with all things Asian took Europe by storm. From Oriental rugs to wallpaper designs, from lacquerware to furniture, the Chinese imagery of dragons, pagodas, exotic flowers and snakes fascinated Europeans who wanted to introduce this exciting new style into their homes.

Put a dragon on the floor

The dragon or serpent is synonymous with Chinese designs but how do you prefer yours - rectangular, circular, half-moon?  Or maybe you want a runner or even an octagonal rug? If one of these shapes doesn’t float your ‘junk’ then we can actually make a rug to your personal specification.  

This is one of our most popular rugs and is also available in a range of colours.  A rug is often a good starting point for introducing Chinoiserie chic into your room.  You can choose from some incredibly bold and colourful designs - but remember with such a statement rug, your other pieces should be more subtle. 


It’s no wonder that Oriental rugs are one of our best sellers and purchased by customers of all ages to dress a variety of properties including modern homes as well as traditional   properties.  If you just want a hint of the Orient, we have some rugs that  are unmistakably from the East but are a little more understated.  These rugs use blocks of colour with a traditional Chinese design in the centre or around the border. 

Try introducing other items such as bamboo furniture and occasional pieces of porcelain to demonstrate your Eastern flair.

What will your choice say about you?

Red for example, symbolises luck and happiness, gold means wealth and happiness and blue reflects healing, relaxation and calmness. With rugs like these, the trick is to let the rug do the talking - everything else should be a subtle complement.

The fabulous colours in our traditional Chinese designs are waiting to be discovered.  If you want to opt for the full Chinoiserie experience we have some beautiful rugs for those who are not afraid to make a rug the focal point of their room.  What will your choice say about you?

Friday, 13 January 2017

Indulge in India

One of the quickest and easiest ways to introduce a flavour of India to any room is with the addition of an Indian rug.

India is a hugely diverse nation and so it stands to reason there is not really one single style that will reflect it.  With a culture that is thousands of years old, it’s not difficult to introduce Indian influences - there are such a lot to choose from and as the home of traditional rugs, you will find a huge selection of Indian flavours to choose from.

Traditional rugs

From the exceptional detail found in our Fine Indo Persian collection rugs to the original Persian patterns found in our Keshan collection - from the gorgeous look and touch of our Jaipur Silk Mix to the classic Emperor designs which will grace any home, traditionalists will find a design to suit their needs.

Modern rugs

And we haven’t forgotten those who want a more modern Indian rug.  We have a collection of bold, bright Kelims  which will add a splash of contemporary colour and design to a room, while the block colours found in our Dhurrie flat weave rugs will pull your interior design theme together.   

India is all about colour.  We love all the colours found in our Indian rugs - they remind us of the spices that India is so famous for.  Bright red, burnt orange, sunny yellow, it’s not hard to reinvigorate a boring British lounge with an exotic taste of India.  Once you have your rug insitu, select a couple of colours from that and use it to add a couple more Indian pieces.

Perhaps the classic Buddha, or some paisley patterned cushions and throws on the sofa?  Don’t forget some well-placed metal hanging lamps or tea light holders and some hand painted elephant ornaments.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Shape up!

It's the new year, traditionally the time we all start to shape up - but how about giving your room a make over too.

We all know that rugs are rectangular – but they don't have to be. Have you seen some of the other rug shapes that you can buy from FrithRugs - perfect for those of you who like to think outside of that rectangular box.

Next time you are buying one of our rugs, instead of simply opting for a standard rectangular shape, why not consider if your  room would actually look better with a circular rug or an oval rug?   These shapes work well if you have a particular item of furniture that you want to show off - and both the rug and the furniture will become a focal point in the room. FrithRugs offer rounded rugs in both traditional and modern designs and so you are sure to find a rug to suit your home.

If you have a small room but still want a rug to be the focus – how about a half moon – half the rug but all the quality you'd expect from FrithRugs.  A long room would benefit from the curve of a half moon rug and it will break up the shape - but any doorway entrance would suit this shape.  And of course, you can't beat a half moon rug in front of a hearth. 

And, if you have a room that demands something different, what about an octagonal design – these shapes work well in large rooms and will add a touch of drama and will zone an area within the room.

Don’t forget to add warmth and tone to your hallways with a runner.  We have lots of runners to choose from in both modern and period designs and uniquely, we also offer a runner that goes around corners!

If you are not sure which shaped rug is best for you – talk to one of our rug experts who will be more than happy to help.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Shop the FrithRugs Sale

Did you know that one of the busiest days online is December 25th?  When the presents have been opened, the turkey has been eaten and The Queen has been watched, what else is a family to do but browse the Sales.

The FrithRugs #Sale starts online on December 25th and in store on December 27th and will run until Sunday 29th January. In our Sale you can actually save thousands of     pounds - there aren't many Sale's that can make that claim.  

If you have always wanted to invest in a traditional classic rug, now is the perfect time to buy, as many offer 50% off. From this large Ziegler design (top) to a gorgeous Aubusson rug - go to to find your half price bargain.

All rugs are reduced by at least 20%.  Our Ella Claire exclusive collections are perfect for people who prefer a contemporary look and there are great savings to be had.  

We could go on - but honestly - the best thing you can do is go to and check out the Sale bargains for yourself.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Are you having a traditional Christmas?

Are you having a traditional Christmas?

If you are writing and posting Christmas cards (not of these e-cards for you), 
insisting on a real tree  (you don't care about the needles on the floor),
refusing to open pressies before Christmas Day (it spoils the fun),
and will not hear of having anything other than turkey on Christmas Day (curry indeed!) - chances are you are having a traditional Christmas.

In which case, when giving your room a festive make-over you already know that one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform a room is with a rug - and not only has the rug got to be red, it's got to be a traditional rug too.

If you are looking for a rug that embodies taste, style and elegance then look no further than our Afghan and Persian rug collections which offer some of the most comprehensive choices in the UK and so ensuring the FrithRugs brand is synonymous with traditional rugs.

Or your may prefer something more Oriental - our Chinese designs work well in traditional and modern decor.  What about an Indian rug - with so many collections you could be spoilt for choice, while our Pakistani bokharas are always best sellers.

With a traditional rug on the floor, accessorise with throws in tartan and cushions featuring red, blue or gold.  Plenty of fairy light sparkling around the hearth or wound around glass vases will show off your cosy traditional room at its best and use natural decorations such as pine cones and ivy.  Glass baubles don't have to be confined to your real tree either, you can fill vases with them or string them on a wall or around a window.

We hope you enjoy your traditional Christmas.

Monday, 5 December 2016

As snug as a bug in a shaggy rug


How do you feel about winter?  Some people don't like the dark nights and frosty mornings but here at FrithRugs we love it - it’s time to shut the curtains, turn up the heating and make our home as cosy as we can. And you can't get much cosier than a shaggy rug.   

It’s no surprise that shaggy rugs are the perfect seasonal complement and whatever the style of your home or your room we’ve got a shaggy rug to suit your needs.  From sheepskin rugs, to funky coloured rugs, from platted rugs to flokati rugs, you are sure to find a shaggy rug in store or on our website 

The Scandinavian or ‘Scandi’ interior design theme is always popular and if this is the look you want, then your shaggy rug should ideally be white or cream and our Pure Wool shaggies will have something to fit the bill. You can choose from Lippa Handmade woollen shaggies or Flokati rugs which are graded by the weight of the wool. 

If you are looking for a single colour shaggy to complement a specific colour scheme we have something to suit every budget.  From our Lippa rugs which are made from polypropylene but feel like wool - to the beautiful pale colours found in our polyester shaggies.  

Nothing says Christmas like a shaggy rug - lay one in front of your fire and it really is the season to be jolly - but don't forget shaggy rugs are also fabulous in the bedroom - just the thing for cosy toes in the morning.  And many of our shaggy rugs are available as circles which makes them extra appealing.

Come on - celebrate winter!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Festive bedroom make over

Decorating a room for Christmas doesn't have to begin and end with the lounge or dining room.  Making a bedroom feel festive is great fun - especially a child's room.

First of all try to declutter - chances are there will be new toys coming into the room so this is a really good time of year to get rid of old toys they no longer play with.  Charity shops or even food banks would love your old toys.  

You could ask your children to make their own paper chains and decorations that you can pin on the ceiling or around their room and if they get their own Christmas cards from school - you can string them up on the walls.  Fairy lights are a must and you can can also buy miniature Christmas trees that you can stand on a desk or dressing table.

Many children get new pyjamas at Christmas and so how about some new bedding and a new rug to help with the festive make over.

At this time of year, budgets are already stretched but with our kids rugs available from £79 they are an affordable treat for most families.  And with dozens of designs to choose from, you are sure to find something your kids will love.

If you have children that share a bedroom, a rug is a great way to zone a room and clearly mark out territory – even more important when there are lots of shiny new toys and games on the way!  

Take a look at our selection of rugs and and order yours today.