Sunday, 26 November 2017

White Out!

While a white or cream room may look fabulous on the pages of a glossy magazine, for most of us it’s a look that won’t work in reality. Kids, pets and just the detritus of life means a pure white room is impractical.  However, there’s no reason why we can’t be clever with our use of white or cream to create rooms that real families can live in. 
White rules:

White is never boring - it can actually be a really dramatic colour.  It is one of the few colours where you won’t have to worry too much about using different shades.   Many interior designers are happy to mix and match not only different shades but different textures and fabrics to create a layered look that adds depth to a room.  With hundreds of white shades available you will find several to suit your room and personality.

Soft whites and creams are perfect if you want to create a peaceful and calming environment and work particularly well in small rooms as they will make the space look bigger.
For continuity all around the home, use white or a shade of it on all the walls, or even on all the floors - it will help with the flow of your home.

And by using all white, if you like to change your rooms to match the season, a white room is the perfect back drop as all you have to do is change the accessories.  In the spring, add a dash of green, in summer inject a shot of blue, in autumn add orange, and in the winter celebrate the festive season with red.  You can still enjoy the natural, clean lines of your white or cream space but the shot of colour will make it feel like a real home rather than a show home. 

White rugs: offers white rugs in its shaggy collections. From the machine made polypropylene rug which looks fabulous and offers little or no shedding - to the polyester rug which is ideal for those on a budget offering value for money while not compromising on quality.

If pure white doesn't appeal, we have dozens of cream rugs in contemporary and classic designs.  These rugs are available in numerous shapes, sizes and price points which means you are sure to find something to suit your home and style.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Autumn florals

Autumn has to be one of our favourite times of year and thanks to FrithRugs range of autumnal floral rugs you can enjoy the season indoors as well as outside.

We have a superb range of floral rugs from the big, bold blooms found in the Nourison Tropics range to the smaller, most abstract designs found in our Ella Claire collections which are exclusive to FrithRugs.

Blooming Big!

If you want to be bold then the large, dark and dramatic prints found in the Tropics collection are for you.  These rugs are really fashionable as intense and exciting interiors feature quite heavily in this season's design trends.

To complement the look try using velvet in your other accessories - curtains, cushions and throws - but keep any other floral accessory to a minimum and let the rug do the talking.  These rugs will also suit larger rooms as they could dominate a smaller space.

The great thing about big and bold is that it doesn't feel to girlie and can be as masculine as you want it to be and if you get the look right, the room will have a modern art feel.

Contemporary Florals

We think this rug taken from our Ella Claire Indian Rug Collection, which is exclusive to FrithRugs, really suits the season.  The shades of burnt orange and green make it easy to find other accessories to complement the rug and these warm earthy tones are ideal to ensure your room feels lovely and cosy. offers a wide range of floral rug designs featuring modern and classical interpretations.  The general rule with a floral rug is to keep the rest of your room pared-back as florals can sometimes be overwhelming.  Rather than use other florals, pick a shade of colour from the rug and use that to bring your interior design theme together.  

For example in the tropics rug here, find pillows or cushions in a similar pale blue - they can have pattern providing you have lots of white/cream background to it.   

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Now that the nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling from the trees and the weather has turned colder - its the time of year when hibernation looks like a great idea.

We want our homes to feel warm and cosy - a place where, after a hard day at work, we can close the front door, pull the curtains together and banish the dark and cold completely. This season, autumnal shades are dark and exciting, although pared-back naturals are also on trend.

Truly Madly Deeply

If you like excitement and drama, the deeper the colour the better.  Think emerald green and purple for your key accessory such as a rug.  As always select your new rug and then build your other key pieces around the colours and shades found in this focal point.

Start with this Mahal rug for example and you could complement the look with green, pale pink and cream accessories  Velvet is very popular right now and so a selection of velvet cushions and complementary velvet curtains will bring your room right up to date.  Introduce some dark green plants too, real or fake, it doesn't matter. This look is particularly suited to a traditional period home but you can adapt the scheme in a modern home if you use plenty of cream or white.

Au naturale

The autumn season is nature at her very best and if you love the idea of celebrating all things natural then its never been easier to go au naturale at home.  Start with a rug in a natural shade.  Our exclusive Sophie collection designs ensure that natural doesn't have to be boring.  Using shades such as cream, biscuit, taupe and beige these textured 100% wool rugs boast a high/low pile density which gives them plenty of character.

Other accessories should include stunning organic ceramic pieces, linen cushion covers, jute throws, hand carved bowls and woven lampshades.  Add some real plants to bring all the natural elements together in this contemporary home interior trend whose colour palette should comprise pale white, creams and light greys. 

Happy hibernating

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Fireworks at home

Our exclusive Vibrance collection

Even if you are not setting off your own fireworks or attending an official event, you can usually enjoy all the colours of somebody else's firework in the night sky - but we've got some fabulous colourful rugs for those people who appreciate dazzling design and an explosion of colour.

Our Vibrance collection is the place to start your search for some colour.  As the name suggests, it features contemporary rugs in vibrant colours. Available in numerous sizes and made from 100% wool, you won't find these rugs anywhere else - as they are exclusive to FrithRugs.  If you are looking for a statement rug - take at look at the full range.

Or, check out another exclusive range, the Ella Claire Exclusive collection.  This offers beautiful handmade rugs that use the finest wool with touches of viscose to enhance the colour and design. The smooth, plush pile is a joy to walk on as well as being a treat for the senses.

These rugs really do turn up the heat and bring a warm glow to your autumn/winter decor.  The bright pops of colour are just what you want to cheer up a dark, dreary winter night - just because it's miserable outside, it doesn't have to feel that way inside.

When you have such a wow accessory in any room, you should ensure that other pieces are more subtle.  However, the great thing about having a colourful rug is that you can take one or two colours from the rug to co-ordinate.  In the example above, you're spoilt for choice - mustard, red, blue, orange - a few cushions in the shame colours and perhaps a couple of ornaments in the same colours and you're done.

Have a safe and enjoyable Bonfire Night everyone.

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