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RUG BUYING GUIDE

Our exquisite rugs are one of the easiest ways to add instant style and warmth to your living space. With a modern mix of plains, patterns, textures, shape and sizes in the finest quality, we guide you through our definitive collection to help you choose the best design for you and your home.

STEP 1: CONSIDER THE SPACE

The best way to do this is to start with a floor plan or mood board to help you visualise the space – it's a great way of judging the relationship between the different elements in the room without having to move furniture around. There a number of layouts you might opt for:

- LAYER UP AND LET THE COLOUR IN

Layering two large rectangular rugs creates the feeling of warmth, depth and texture. You could also layer with an oval shaped rug, such as our Rossolo design.

- CLASSIC

If your space is smaller and your sofa and armchairs are placed against a wall, the rug should be large enough to fit under the front legs of all pieces.

- CONTEMPORARY

If your room is large and your furniture, sofa and armchairs are placed in the middle of the room, the rug should be large enough to cover a considerable amount of space between each element.

- BEDROOM

In a bedroom, place the rug at the foot of the bed or to the side to create clean lines.

STEP 2: CHOOSE THE BEST FIBRES FOR YOU

You need to consider the space in which the rug will be placed. How much traffic and use does the room get? For example, hallways with high foot traffic will need a more durable fibre, whilst bedroom and living room rugs are less susceptible to heavy wear and tear.

- WOOL

Wool is the benchmark material for most rugs and carpets; it exudes warmth and has an attractive appearance. Wool is soft, strong and durable and is excellent for absorbing moisture. It has an excellent elasticity and has a natural resistance to dirt, wear and tear.

- COTTON

A natural fibre, used mainly as a blend with our fibres for our rugs. Cotton fibres are easy to dye, are very breathable and are easy to wash – making it great for lighter weight rugs.

- ACRYLIC

Acrylic is a lightweight, soft, warm manmade fibre with a wool-like feel. It is excellent for achieving vivid dye colours and often teamed with wool to achieve vibrancy in colour with wool blend rugs.

- POLYESTER

A manmade fibre with benefits including durability, colour fastness and a level of water resistance. Again, polyester is good for achieving vivid colour tones.

- VISCOSE

This fibre has a lovely lustre and softness, which mimics silk and adds shine and depth to rugs.

- BAMBOO

A form of viscose made from bamboo pulp, is extremely resilient and durable.

STEP 3: FIND YOUR STYLE - PATTERN, PLAINS AND PALETTE

Our rug collections are split into two categories: Designers Guild ‘Decorative’ rugs, which are all handmade and Designers Guild ‘Plains and Textures’ which are machine made.

Our Decorative collection consists of gorgeous graphic, geometric, floral, striped and ombre designs in a multitude of shades and finishes – all perfect for anchoring your design scheme in their own way. For example, if your walls are papered with a tailored, more masculine design, achieve balance via a beautiful floral rug with dramatic flowers, like the Delft Flower rug. Or, conversely, if your scheme centers on painterly, romantic elements then opt for a geometric design rug to counter the feeling of pretty.

This collection also has the perfect selection of neutral shades and textures with divine details, including shimmering textures in tones of alabaster through to graphite. Our best selling Eberson rug with its sublime lustre and subtle colour shading is a hugely versatile design – a true statement piece to uplift any room.

Our gorgeous collection of Decorative rugs add instant style and easy glamour to your room. Choose from a variety of textures - luxurious, hand tufted pure wool or glossy bamboo-viscose to hardwearing deep-pile wool and wool mixes. This collection offers you a broad range of designs and colours in a supreme quality.

Take your pick of texture, colour and size with rugs from our ‘Plains and Textures’ collection. With over sixty colours in six textures, our beautiful and practical plain rugs offer singularity of expression – a statement in pure colour and texture. Minimal and contemporary, these rugs can suit almost any interior.

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