Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Summer is here - let's get the house ready

With the summer season almost here, FrithRugs provides three top interior design tips to let the sunshine in.
The Big Stuff
We are not proposing you have to kit out your home with new furniture to give your home a fresh look for summer – but perhaps now is a good time to think about moving things around a little. Can you move the sofa onto an opposite wall? Could you move the chair from the hall into the seating room, and then perhaps move the sitting room chair into a bedroom? 
Sometimes just moving your familiar items into a new place or into a new room is all it takes to revamp your design style. One other piece of advice – when you do buy new items of key furniture – always buy the best you can as quality will stand the test of time.
Let’s get colourful
You can’t change the colour of your walls (that’s why neutral is always best) but you can easily change your soft furnishing and accessories to add a dash of colour into your summer home.
One of the season’s key colours is yellow or shades of it – from bright and bold to a subtler mustard.  See which you prefer and find a colour that most suits your style.  Contemporary home with lots of white, will easily carry a bold canary yellow, where more traditional homes may work better with muted tones.
Start with a new rug and then colour co-ordinate around it – cushions, silk throws, a new lampshade and some new pottery will be enough.  You don’t’ need to spend a fortune to get a new look for any room.

Light Up

Lighting is a wonderful mood enhancer. If you have a real or electric stove, it’s unlikely it’s going to be lit for a few months ad so swop the logs for some fairy lights.
Fairy lights are now being used all year around – you can use them in glass vases or wound around tall pot plants. You can drop them around the fire place or behind a glass cabinet.  They will look great wherever you place them.
Keep lighting a minimum – you don’t need a lot in the longer summer months but it’s always nice to have a cosy lamp in a corner, when the sun does set.  Hopefully you will be spending more time outdoors, but when it’s time to come inside – you still want to create a cosy home.
So, remember those three top tips for your summer home:
Move or swop furniture around
Buy a new rug and accessories
Get out the fairy lights - and your home is ready to go.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

We love rugs!

As one of the UK’s leading rug retailers, it will come as no surprise when we tell you that we love rugs.  They have to be the perfect home accessory and in our opinion a house is not a home without one. Here are just a few reasons why we love rug.
Give your room a new look.
Let’s say you are bored with your current colour scheme and fancy a change.  Once you have found a rug in a colour you love, you can easily make this your accent colour by buying a few cushions and throws to match.  Voila – a whole new look.
Add light
If you have a dark floor, it may be practical for your lifestyle but it can take a lot of colour out of a room. If you add a light rug over a dark floor or even a dark carpet it will brighten the whole room.
Zone your space

Rugs can zone or divide any room into distinct areas. For example, in a large open space a rug can delineate between the living area and the dining area.  You could use a rug to      make a corner of a room into a study or reading area or perhaps you want a quiet space to relax.

Add warmth

The trend for hard wood flooring shows no sign of abating and while these floors look great and are hard wearing they can often look cold. Whether it’s just having a lovely thick shaggy rug at the side of your bed to warm your feet in the morning to having an inviting rug to complete your living room – it’s the perfect accessory.

The ultimate versatile accessory

Rugs are versatile – you can move them into different rooms to create a new look, you can take them with you when you move and you can even have rugs to suit the seasons. It’s no wonder, we love rugs.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Game of Thrones inspired interior design

If your life will never be the same as Game of Thrones has finished – fear not, we have some great ideas for Game of Thrones inspired interior design. But of course, before you start thinking about introducing 'Thrones' to your home, you must first decide which of the seven kingdoms is most suited to your interior design style.
Now we are not talking about making a total Game of Thrones takeover here – we are suggesting ways you could introduce quite subtle touches from your favourite show. Regardless which is your favourite kingdom – no pastels or neutral shades are allowed.  We are talking brash, bold d├ęcor which could be taken from the cold North or the more sumptuous Kings Landing.
If you want your own home to be more Winterfell than the exotic capital – you should get your inspiration from the Scandi home.  The set uses a lot of wood and stone in the interiors and so you can translate this to brick exposed walls, stone mantels and wooden floors.

FrithRugs sheepskin rugs are perfect for your cold North home – not just on the floors but also on sofas, beds and chairs – you can even hang them on the wall.  And if you really wanted to go totally Thrones – you can even buy a winter wolf wall mural!
In terms of lighting, look for metallic lights, but ideally you want to see as a display of large melting candles – even if they are just for display purposes (don’t put candles near anything flammable and remember to extinguish when not in the room). You can even buy battery powered candles which would work just as well.
Kings Landing
Wood flooring also works well for Landing lovers but go for a lighter oak effect.  You could also select a terracotta style tile flooring if you prefer.  
The great thing about this kingdom is the opulence and style associated with a capital – once you have your flooring, invest in some colourful quality rugs to add depth and richness.  FrithRugs offer some fabulous pieces in our Afghan/Persian collections – where red and gold are prevalent.

For other pieces, think Mediterranean inspired ideas – warm colours such as mustard, orange and red and beautiful antique pieces – or at least, faux antique pieces.  It’s all about giving the appearance of opulence so pick up pieces where you see them, whether that’s in an antique shop or the High Street.
Winter is coming - well actually it's been and gone but you can always watch again!

Summer is here - let's get the house ready

With the summer season almost here, FrithRugs provides three top interior design tips to let the sunshine in. The Big Stuff ...