Choosing the right rug for a cosy winter.
September 26, 2018
Choosing the right rug can be a minefield. Decology’s Creative Director, Laura demystifies your options, so you can look forward to a cosy winter.
The weather’s turning chilly and autumn is definitely in the air! Time to rug up and get to grips with choosing the right rug to get cosy. We’ve scoured some of our favourite online stores to find you our pick of cosy rugs for hunkering down this winter.
Fans of urban or industrial style will love the neutral tones and contained, symmetrical pattern of the Lumaco Rug by Urbanara. A modern edge to a tribal design, this is quite masculine. Made with a 100% wool in a tight jacquard weave for an extremely durable finish, it’s both practical and flexible. The reversible weave means it’s great for both winter and summer. Choose the lighter side in our online interior design tool for the warmer months and in winter, flip to the darker side for a cosier, moodier atmosphere.
Spice it up
If your style is more eclectic and exotic, then the gorgeously colourful traditional Kelim rug from John Lewis is perfect for adding interest and colour to your home. Conjure up the exotic spicy atmosphere of a Moroccan souk in your own living room and be transported to warmer climes, while giving practical warmth to your floor and feet! As with all rugs of this style, they look better the more they’re worn in, so this rug will become more beautiful the older it gets.
Natural sheepskin is perfect for adding a touch of cosy, rustic charm to your home and has the multi-purpose benefit of looking great as a rug or as a throw on the back of your favourite sofa. The gleaming white and luxuriously soft quarto rug, exclusively made for The White Company, is as suitable for a minimal, Scandi look as for modern classic; ideal in a living room, bedroom or nursery, this natural curly pearl sheepskin will last for years and be one of your favourite buys this winter.
A stunning sculptured large scale floral design rug, the classic Claverton rug by Laura Ashley in natural wool is adds a modern twist to more traditional living rooms. The comfy thick pile is perfect for warming your toes. And your pet will love it!
Runners are a practical choice for adding warmth underfoot in narrow spaces when thinking about choosing the right rug. They work well in spaces such as hallways and landings, but also in between or down the side of beds. We love this Fair Isle runner from Dash & Albert at Amara. Made from luxurious 100% cotton, its ever-stylish Fair Isle pattern in a platinum grey colour will suit any scheme. Designed to be durable, it can be hand washed in cold water for any accidental spillage. Best used with an underlay or anti-slip mesh.
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If you want to add some glamour and a pop of colour to your living room or boudoir, then the shimmery Eberson Rug from Designers Guild is the perfect choice. This beautiful and lustrous Aqua rug (also available in different colours) is hand woven on a traditional broad loom and sun-dried for softness. Each rug has a unique blue ombre lustre that feels as luxurious as it looks.