Rugs - The perfect accessory to complement home interiors
Area, Oriental, Wool, Persian, Sisal, Contemporary and More
Rugs and mats are the perfect accessories to really set off your home’s interior area. They are not only modern and beautiful to look at, but also wonderful to walk and lie on, as well as helping to insulate your home and reduce noise, especially on hard contemporary flooring like tiles and wood.
Area rugs are extremely practical, especially if you like to change the color scheme or design of your house or apartment on a regular basis. An area rug can simply be moved from room to room as your interior develops – much cheaper than replacing a carpet every season! Area rugs look great on all kinds of flooring, from linoleum to tiles and from slate to wooden floors. Visit our section on area rugs and learn about the different types and shapes, like runner rugs and round area rugs.
Rugs have been produced for thousands of years, and many of the traditional weaving techniques and designs still live on today. Antique rugs from the East and from Europe are discussed within this website, specifically the Aubusson style that was so popular in France during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. We also take a look at the varying styles of Oriental rugs, from securing a good discount to recognizing the very best examples of Persian rugs. There is also a summary of the oriental rugs produced by leading manufacturers, Nourison.
A new generation of contemporary rugs to compete with bold accent rugs and complex braided designs are the simple and natural varieties of tropical rugs. Made with natural plant fibers like bamboo, jute, sisal and sea grass, these products offer excellent value for money and look great within the home. They are produced with minimal damage to the environment and tend to be particularly popular with younger consumers thanks to their contemporary look and feel.
Traditional sheepskin and woolen products like flokati and shag area rugs are also reviewed and explained within the website. In addition we have included a section on cleaning and caring for your rug, as well as tips on how to find cheap rugs and discount rugs.
The majority of today’s rug styles are available in a range of different shapes and sizes.