Saturday, 22 December 2018

How to clean your rug after a spillage

It's the Christmas season and you are likely to have more visitors to your home than usual.  Whether that's a few neighbours gathering for a drink, the extended family for Christmas lunch or a full blown party on New Years Eve - more people tends to mean it's more likely there may be an accident.

Our best advice when it comes to looking after your rug, especially at a party is to take it up, roll it up and carefully store away until the revellers have left.  If however, that is not feasible, there are other ways to look after your rugs. 

Firstly, are you confident in asking your guests to remove their shoes inside?  Some people are and some people are not - you know your friends well, would they be offended?  If you can get people to take off their shoes, do so as it will keep any mud and dirt to a minimum. 


Spillages

Accidents happen and for best results, act fast.   If you spill food on your rug, the first step should be trying to scrape it off using a plastic spatula, and then sponge the area with water to remove the rest of the stain.

If you spill liquid on the rug, use a clean, white, plain absorbent cloth or plain white paper towels to soak up the liquid and then dilute the stain with water.  BLOT excessive liquid - NEVER RUB and continue the process until as much as the stain as possible has been removed.

There are, of course, a variety of stain removal products on the market and if you want to use one of these, test it first on a corner of the rug, preferably one that is out of sight.  Remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and less is better than more.

If you have an expensive rug, we advise having it professionally cleaned by an expert in Oriental or Persian rug care.

You can find more information on general rug care here.   https://frithrugs.co.uk/product-care/

Have a great time!

Sunday, 16 December 2018

All eyes on the dining room



Whether you are a family of 2 or 22, chances are at special times of the year like this, it’s all eyes on the dining room.  Even if your dining room is rarely used, when it comes to special events, sitting in front of the telly with a meal on your knee just won’t cut it.

Transforming your dining room into a celebratory space does not have to take up too much time – or money.  If this is a room that is rarely used, it may have become a dumping ground for family bits and pieces and so one of the first things to do will be de-clutter and clean. 

 The next thing to do is to consider a theme that will work with your existing décor and the most obvious thing to use as a starting point is the colour.  If you have a neutral colour palette then keep your theme natural and avoid bright colours.  Fill a bowl or vase with glass baubles and pine cones and use this as your main table dressing.  This neutral rug will maintain the theme as well as adding depth and warmth to the floor.



If you have a bold colour theme then enhance it with table dressings of candy canes in a glass vase complemented with red and white baubles.  You don’t need to buy expensive table napkins or tablecloths as you can find lovely bright colours in the paper versions which are ideal for a one off occasion.  To ensure your flooring matches the rest of the room, this rug is just the ticket.


If your existing décor is moor dark and atmospheric you can continue the drama with lots of candles and dress the table with fresh foliage, dark baubles and ribbons.  This purple rug will add to the mood.


Enjoy your meal!



Monday, 10 December 2018

Three perfect interior themes for Christmas


Home for Christmas

There is nothing quite like stepping out of the dark into a home that’s all dressed up for Christmas and now is time to ‘deck the halls’ and get those decorations out of the attic once more.  While it’s always nice to have some traditional family pieces, just like any other home interior, sometimes it’s also nice to have a new look – even if it is just for Christmas. Here we’ve suggested three themes that you may like. 

 

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.  We love this red rug which is perfect for the season.


                           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.  You can have lots of fun with the kids making handmade decorations like good old fashioned paper chains and oranges with cloves will also add to the mood.

The natural look should feature home furnishings that are more subtle and shades of green should be the main focus.  This Bokhara green rug is ideal for the natural theme.

 
Minimialist 

If you want minimal then take your inspiration from our European neighbours in Scandinavia. They’ve always been able to create warm winter homes while still keeping lines clean and colours minimal and all things Scandi continues to be a popular trend.


Your décor needs to be 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 sheepskin shaggy rug to complete the Scandinavian mood.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

A perfect Christmas gift

Are you always on the look out for another little Christmas gift for your son, daughter, grandchildren, nephews or nieces?


Well if so, let us point you in the direction of our lovely collection of kids' rugs which we think are the perfect addition to a kid's bedroom, nursery or playroom.

As you would expect from FrithRugs, all the rugs in the collection are of a high quality and are hand made in India from 100% wool.  A 1.22 x 0.76m rug is just £79 and most are available for next day delivery providing your order before 1 pm the day before.

Your only problem is going to be in deciding which of the lovely designs you should choose.

For animal lovers we have fish, elephants, owls, wild animals, butterflies, birds and animal faces in bold colours that your little ones will love.

If transport gets them going, then choose from helicopters, cars, boats and tractors.   If nature is more their thing choose from a range of floral rugs or the moon and stars.


So, brighten up a bedroom or a playroom with a kids rug from FrithRugs and that's another present ticked off the list. 













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