Friday, 21 October 2016

Bonkers for Bollywood

Bollywood inspires not just fashion but our home interiors and you don’t need a huge budget to give your home a Bollywood makeover.   Let’ start with a rug – FrithRugs has numerous Indian rugs to choose from including classic deigns as well as kelims or plain coloured Dhurries – the term spoilt for choice springs to mind.
We offer a truly superb range of traditional Indian rugs for any budgets. For the true classicist, our Fine Indo Persian rug collection is sure to impress.  It offers exceptional detail thanks to the 250,000 intricate knots per square meter - a superb level of craftsmanship.   The Keshan collection uses designs from original Persian patterns – aside from our Indian rugs you can also buy these Keshan designs in convenient hall runner sizes and specifications.

The Indian Jaipur Silk Mix is a joy to both look at and walk on but if you are looking for Indian rugs to cover an area of busy footfall the Ziegler designs will fit the bill as they are created to be particularly hard wearing.   

But do you want modern Bollywood or classic?  Framed posters of a favourite Bollywood film are a good starting point – or how about stenciling dialogue on a wall or even on a print.  You can add a digital print to your cushions or even create clever posters
If you want more classic, opt for the classic rug and perhaps one piece of Indian furniture such as an Indian trunk that could be set against a plain wall.  Then on a shelf, you could add a brass of silver lamp or a finely detailed candlestick.  Another clever #Bollywood look would be to hang several tinted lanterns in a corner.

Have you got any other Bollywood ideas – let us know. 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

We love wool!

It’s #WoolWeek and we love to celebrate the wonder of wool which forms part of so many of our collections.  Persian nomads first started to use this fabulous natural fibre in the creation of rugs thousands of years ago - and since then it’s been a key part of rug design across numerous cultures.

According to The Campaign for Wool – you just cannot beat this fabulous fibre. It is 100% natural and totally renewable.  It is also biodegradable, and can be released back into the soil where it will decompose and release valuable nutrients back into the ground.

A 100% wool rug is a natural insulator and will help to keep your room lovely and cosy.  Its resilient and elastic fibres mean your rug won’t lose its shape giving your rug a long lifespan if properly cared for. This means keeping it away from direct sunlight and taking care of any spillages right away. You should also invest in suitable underlay to protect the back of the rug.

Your wool rug will even reduce floating dust in the atmosphere, as the fibres microscopic scales are able to trap and hold dust in the top layers until vacuumed away and we advise using a suction only vacuum cleaner once a week

FrithRugs offers a staggering collection or wool rugs across its collections including modern, shaggy and traditional designs.  Give your home the wow factor with a brand new wool rug and to learn more about the wonders of wool visit The Campaign for Wool website for even many incredible woolly facts.

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

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!