Sunday, 25 September 2016

What's hot for autumn/winter?

Our friends over at Pantone have decreed the most up and coming colours for the new season.  We’ve selected our favourite shades from their suggestions.
Sharkskinor grey to you and I, is one of the most flexible colours you can choose for you home because it is such a neutral colour which will complement pretty much any other colour. It is also really modern and works well in a contemporary home.

Riverside and airy blue – navy and light blue – are also going to be popular.  We like dark blue when you want to add a touch of drama to a room – and we especially recommend it with white.  Pale blue will of course work with many other pastel colours and is a good shade for bedrooms.

Spicy mustard is a lovely uplifting and bright colour to have a home when the darker nights are drawing in.  This colour has a real elegance and if perfect for classic rooms – think drawing room or dining room.  Team it with red or deep pink.


If you want to see the full range of new season colours go to pantone.com/fashion-color-report-fall-2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016

What's your style?




Silly question - but do you really know what your style is when it comes to home interiors?  We are inundated with images and advice on how to ‘dress’ and decorate our home – but sometimes this advice can be overwhelming. 

If you are planning on updating a room for the new season – before you start, ask a few questions about what your style actually is.  It’s all very well trying to replicate that image in a glossy magazine – but will it suit you?

Firstly, who lives in your home?  If you are a family with a dog – be honest, those clean, sleek minimal lines in shades of white are really not going to work for you.  However, comfortable furnishings and warm colors probably would.
If you are single person with the occasional visitor, you probably won’t need lots of storage and can afford to have some expensive things like a traditonal rug on display.
Ask what your family is interested in?  Love colour?  Like animals? Prefer pattern to plain?  What are your favourite colours?  Do you like natural fabrics?  How much artwork to you have on your walls?  How much TV do you watch or do you like to curl up with a good book?

Throw away the magazines, forget Pinterest and chat to the people who share your home and find a style that’s right for you – yours!

Monday, 12 September 2016

New outlet for Shrewsbury

FrithRugs has opened a new outlet on Vanguard Park in Shrewsbury.   

Andrew Frith said: “Shrewsbury offers a great location with a good transport infrastructure. FrithRugs will occupy a prominent position on the trade park which offers access to the A49 and A5 Shrewsbury Bypass.”


The Vanguard Park site is a new business model for us designed to provide a more intimate shopping experience. The site offers an impressive 4,000 sq. ft filled with rugs and large rugs, and is the second in a number of similar sized outlets which we hope to open across the country.

Andrew said:  “While much of our business comes from our online offering at www.frithrugs.co.uk customers still enjoy the overall retail shopping experience which we want to provide in smaller merchandising environments.  We noticed a lot of customers were travelling to our Staffordshire store from the Telford and Shrewsbury area and this outlet is much more convenient for them.”

We are enjoying considerable expansion and last year opened a similar new outlet in Warrington as well as two franchises in Canterbury and the Isle of Man.  We plan to open a new outlet in Bristol later this year.  Consumers are continuing to invest in their homes and  home d├ęcor and accessories remain a relatively inexpensive way to give rooms a fresh new look.

FrithRugs offers thousands of rugs in all shapes, sizes and colours and as well as offering exclusively designed contemporary rugs and we are renowned for our staggering choice of traditional rugs from China, Persia, India and Pakistan. We  also offers a bespoke rug service which allows consumers and businesses to design their own individual rugs. 


The store is open for business from Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm and Sun: 10am - 4pm.