Sunday, 17 December 2017

Hygge at home


This time of year is the perfect time to embrace the hygge philosophy – especially at home.

The Scandinavian people are supposed to be the happiest in the world and so at this time of year in particular, we thought it would be useful to embrace some of that happiness using hygge.

Most Scandinavians will tell you that hygge is more of a concept than an actual thing, but many here have described it as meaning happiness - and at home that means relaxing and enjoying the small things in life.  This is particularly true at this very busy time of year when we do so much running around that we often forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’.

A hygge home is essentially a warm, comfortable space that reflects your personality.  It is about creating intimacy and soothing the senses.  A time to switch off the technology and instead light a few candles – candles are at the heart of the hygge home.

For that cosy, warm feeling, think texture – the softer the better.  Our super soft sheepskin rugs for example couldn’t be better for hygge – you can use them on the back of the sofa or on the floor, whatever you prefer.

The hygge home should reflect your personality, it’s not about the latest trend.  Have some special things on show that mean a lot to you, books, LPs, photographs, your mums old sewing box – whatever makes you feel happy and secure.

Colours are generally natural or muted.  A wooden floor and cream walls but if you do want to add a dash of colour, pale blue or Santa red in small amounts are perfect.  We love these rugs which incorporate the colours beautifully.

As Scandinavian nights are so long, it’s always best to hygge with friends and here at home ‘tis the season to gather your nearest and dearest to enjoy food, drink, conversation and laughter.


Happy hygge!




Saturday, 9 December 2017

What's your favourite Christmas interior theme?

In this latest blog we pick three of our favourite interior design themes for Christmas.

Traditional

The traditional Christmas home will feature lots of seasonal colours including of course, plenty of red.  Red is the forever festive colour, always associated with this time of year. Red baubles, red tinsel, red crackers and party hats – the traditional home will be awash with red in all of its various shades.

If you want to pick up the traditional theme in your home furnishings it’s relatively easy to give your home a quick traditional Christmas makeover simply by adding some red accessories such as rugs, cushions and throws.

Natural Christmas

Going back to nature at this time of year is becoming more popular as people reject the ‘shop bought’ decorations in favour of quite literally, home grown alternatives. 

Naturally a real Christmas tree is a must but instead of using tinsel and baubles the ‘naturalist’ will opt for pine cones, mistletoe, holly and berries to dress it - and the room.  Instead of fairy lights, lots of candles or better still battery operated versions, will provide the twinkle and handmade decorations like good old fashioned paper chains and oranges with cloves will add to the mood.


If you’re looking for a natural look, then your home furnishings should be more subtle and shades of green should be the main focus.  This green rug is the perfect accessory for your natural theme. 


Go Scandinavian

Hygge means happy in Danish and when it comes to our homes, you want to create a cosy, warm feel. Our European neighbours in Scandinavia have been doing this for years by using a palette of neutrals featuring cream walls, blonde wooden furniture and pale wood floors. 

The Scandinavian Christmas look features several key pieces throughout the room from the lightly dressed real Christmas tree to wooden hearts, large candles, and perhaps a string of silver lights across the hearth. 


If you do want to introduce a dash of colour, it’s literally just that – a dash. Perhaps a red candle, a green wreath or even a blue table runner. Keep the soft furnishings light and add in a luxurious long pile shaggy rug to complete the Scandinavian mood.

There’s no place like home at Christmas!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

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.


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 thanks to our numerous collections.  

From genuine sheepskin rugs, to platted rugs, from the bold colours found in our Polyester shaggies to the luxury of our flokati rugsyou are sure to find a shaggy rug in store or on our website 

Scandi

The Scandinavian or ‘Scandi’ interior design theme continues to be popular and if this is the look you want, then your shaggy rug should ideally be cream, white or beige. 

Colours

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.

Modern

A modern room set may suit the Fantasia shaggy.  The strands of different colours blend to create a kaleidoscopic effect that really makes a statement,  while a rug from the Safari collection adds elegance thanks to its plush faux fur which adds texture and warmth to any room. 

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.



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