Monday, 29 October 2018

Orange is not just for Hallowen


 Have you ever wondered why orange is associated with #Halloween?  There are numerous different theories, some say it’s because it’s the colour of autumn, while others say it’s a colour the Celts wore in battle. One thing is for sure - it’s a lovely colour to use at #home.

Orange in the sitting room is the perfect colour for all seasons. Get the right tone and it will be provide a hint of the Med in the summer but will keep you lovely and warm in the winter.  The trick is to use orange sparingly on accessories such as rugs, cushions and throws.  Don’t be afraid to use lots of pattern in those accessories providing your main furniture items are quite simple.

Homeowners are often keen to use red in a dining room - but orange will create a fabulous ambience. If you want to create a moody, earthy tone, perfect for candle lit dinners then go for burnt orange tones and wooden furniture. Even a period dining room will suit dark orange as its earthy tones work well with traditional rugs and open fires.   

If you have a conservatory, an orange rug will work really well, especially if you have exposed brick walls and real wood floors. Again, carefully selected accessories will help set the tone for the time of year.  A bright orange rug gives will suggest the warming rays of the sun, something more muted is will give a warm glow in the autumn/winter.  Perfect for curling up with a good book.  

We all know that oranges are packed with Vitamin C and if you choose orange at home it will be an instant pick me up thanks to its zesty, bright appeal and that’s why it’s probably best used in day time rooms.



Where ever you decide to use orange, the message is clear - it's not a colour to be scared of.



Saturday, 20 October 2018

We're pleased to be going grey!

Going grey?  We hope so, because grey is one of our most popular colour choices and remains a big interior design hit. 

Once you have discovered the joys of grey in interiors there really is no going back which is why we have added so many new rugs to our hugely popular grey collections.  



Our Vintage Rug collection offers  abstract rugs which will give your room an industrial feel.  They have taken their inspiration from the streets of New York City and are the perfect choice for apartment and loft living.  As well as looking fabulous, they feel fabulous too, offering a  soft, luxurious texture for a unique interior design statement.

The Natural Woven Collection features 100% wool rugs that will look good in any room.  Perfect in front of a contemporary fireplace in the living room, ideal for your grown up dining room and always professional in the home office or den.

Upstairs, one of these grey beauties will give a bathroom a very modern feel while in the bedroom, it's the perfect accessory to your fresh, crisp bedlinen.

This collection offers some clever designs that will sit well in a modern room set.  We like them with  faux fur throws and cushions, silver/steel floor lanterns, over sized glass vases and large mirrors.



However, they work just as well in a period setting as grey brings an elegance and sophistication to the home. If you want to browse our full grey collections, just put 'grey' into the search box in the top right hand corner of our web page.  


Going grey has never been so much fun.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Chocolate on the floor!

It’s Chocolate Week - everyone loves chocolate and perhaps that’s why chocolate is such a great colour choice in the home.  

FrithRugs has a fabulous selection of traditional rugs and modern rugs featuring that most delicious of colour choice. Chocolate or brown is actually a really versatile colour choice and will complement most colour schemes.  In fact when you blend together the primary colours of red, yellow, and blue the result is brown - which just shows what a fabulous base or neutral colour it is.   

Whatever shade you prefer, milk or dark, this is a colour that makes a home feel warm, welcoming and cozy.  When you are in a room featuring chocolate shades you can’t help but feel comfortable and relaxed.
Chocolate colour combinations are easy to create and you won’t go wrong by using a chocolate colour palette with an accent colour such as pink, green or turquoise. 
Dark brown :  This is a softer look than black and so it’s a good choice if you think black would be too hard. It’s a scheme that will work in any room of the house but bear in mind you need to have a lot of natural light in the room.  And if you are using it on your wall, choose a satin finish.  Dark chocolate works particularly well with bright whites.
Light brown:  You can use a lot of different shades of brown even in one room providing they are brought together with neutral creams.  Milk chocolate colours also work well with pale blue and coral.

So, if you are a chocoholic then FrithRugs is the perfect place to come and find your piece of chocolate for the floor!



Sunday, 7 October 2018

Fall in love with wool

It’s #WoolWeek and here at FrithRugs we don't need much of an excuse to celebrate this fabulous natural fibre which forms so many of our collections.

Whether you want neutral, modern, shaggy or traditional we have a 100% wood rug that you will love.
According to The Campaign for Wool –  wool has loads going for it.

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.

And a wool rug  is a natural insulator and will help to keep your room lovely and cosy.  Its resilient and its 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.

If you have allergies, your wool rug will help by reducing floating dust in the atmosphere.  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 of wool rugs across its collections and it's easy to browse the rug choices and see the wonders of wool for yourself.  Give your home the wow factor with a brand new wool rug and to learn this fabulous fibre wool visit The Campaign for Wool website for even many incredible woolly facts.

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