Rugs can transform a room and are wonderful for creating harmony, texture, pattern, colour and ultimately a cosy lived-in feel to your home...what's not to love?!
Here at Rockett St George, we love dressing our floors, walls, sofas and outdoor spaces with beautiful rugs to add character, charm and most importantly personality to your home. From a cosy woollen Berber Rug acting as a fabulous focal point in any room to a durable woven jute rug perfect for a hallway or under the dining table, there are so many spaces in the home that you can accessorise with rugs.
So to help you create a relaxed, warming and inviting home we have put together our Top 5 Tips for decorating with rugs in your home...
NO.1 HANG IT
This is a beautiful way to display your favourite rug and is a particularly wonderful trick for renters!
A great alternative to a headboard, hang rugs on the walls behind your bed or sofa to add texture or warmth to your bedroom and living spaces. It's also particularly handy if you're not keen on your wall colours too!
Casablanca Natural Moroccan-Style Cotton Rug £150.00 | Jaipur Green & Red Cotton Dhurrie Rug £195.00
NO.2 LAYER IT
Can’t decide on one new rug, then why not go for two!
Layering different rugs on top of each other will allow you to cover more of the floor and creates an interesting textural contrast in your living spaces. To really create a statement opt for different shaped, pattern or textured rug which will create strong geometric shapes and layers that draws the eye as soon as you enter the room!
White Mandala Pattern Natural Jute Circular Rug £48.00 | Grey Pom Pom Rug £285.00 | Original Moroccan Round Hand-Woven Jute Rug £120.00
NO.3 ZONE IT
Natural Jute Printed Rug - Red £110.00
Rugs not only anchor a room, but they can also zone off spaces. If you are curating a larger room then rugs are a great way to achieve this. The trick is to define your spaces such as placing a rug under your armchair and side table style spot to zone off one section of the room and then perhaps a larger floor rug under your coffee table and sofa to zone off another section. Rugs of different colours and textures are particularly useful in this instance to create clear and defined sections.
Chennai Ocean Blue Cotton Dhurrie Rug £195.00 | Colourful Mandala Pattern Natural Jute Circular Rug £48.00
NO.4 THROW IT
Cosy sheepskins are brilliant for adding warmth and texture to furniture; such as your bed, sofas, armchairs and dining chairs. Throw sheepskin rugs over the end of your bed, layered over your throws, blankets and bedding to create an uber luxurious feel.
Genuine Icelandic Long Wool Sheepskin - Silver £95.00 | Genuine Icelandic Long Wool Sheepskin - Natural Black £95.00
NO.5 RUN AWAY WITH IT
Rugs and runners are fabulous for hallways, bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor spaces.
Adorn the floors in your kitchen with rugs to create a warm and homely vibe or opt for a colourful runner in your hallway that makes a statement as soon as you walk into your home. Another fabulous idea is to layer your rugs and runners in your outdoor space to create a chic summer hang out. Choose a rug with colour and pattern that compliments the surroundings, giving you an outdoor living room!