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DESIGN FOCUS: RUGS

There is no better time to add a layer of warmth and colourful style in one easy move by bringing pattern, colour and texture to your space with a rug or two.

Choosing rugs can seem like a daunting prospect, but in actual fact, it can be very liberating because unlike hanging curtains or papering walls, with rugs it is easy to see how you feel about it in an instant…and if you don't love it then all you do is roll it up and return it.

Here are our top tips to keep in mind when choosing rugs for your home:

1. Dramatic designs create an instant focal point and a larger size rug that continues underneath your sofa and armchairs extend the eye, giving a feeling of more space - seen here with our best-selling Eberson rug in cobalt.

2. Be led by your existing colour scheme and choose a rug that features one or two colours with plenty of white or natural to balance it.

3. If your room is a blank canvas why not take the patterned rug you’ve always loved as your starting point, adding in other accessories and furniture afterwards - shown here with our Aubriet rug.

4. Texture is just as important as colour and pattern - matt, shorter pile rugs with a natural feel will balance with more lustrous fabrics, likewise if you have a smooth leather sofa or plain linen fabrics then a rug with a touch of viscose can bring a great textural contrast, such as our Roxburgh rugs.

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