There are various factors to consider when choosing a rug to add to your home: your budget, décor style, personal taste and the rug pattern will all be key to the decision. Colour should not be underestimated either: grey, for instance, is among the most complicated options. When chosen wisely and with care, its various shades have the potential to create modern yet sophisticated spaces, lending an air of meticulous attention to detail.
Your home should look warm and relaxing, and especially your bedroom: if a bedroom looks cozy, your sleep will certainly be deep and restful.
If you have carefully chosen your bed and the rest of the furniture, all the textiles and the accessories, and you feel that something is still missing, and your room still looks bare and inhospitable, you probably need… rugs!
In all our daily lives, colour is the element that best represents the exchange of a message full of significance. Personality, character and way of thinking can be represented by colours that are closest to our very being, through a precise symbolic language.
Wool and silk are two of the most commonly used materials in high-end rugs. Each material offers unique advantages and disadvantages for both weavers and buyers. Whether you want a luxury rug for your home or an artistic carpet as an investment, understanding the material is essential. What is the difference between silk rugs and wool rugs?
A house must reflect the personality of those who live there for it to be considered a real home; a place where you live with your family, welcome friends or simply relax after a long day at work. Furniture and furnishings help to make rooms more personal, welcoming and suited to needs, without ever forgetting aesthetic taste.
How many times have you stayed in a hotel, at the seaside or in the mountains, and heard other guests rumbling down the corridors with their suitcases or the people in the room above walking across your ceiling first thing in the morning? It would seem that many hotels do not realise that one of the things most people are looking for in a holiday is peace and quiet. And providing that is simply impossible without carpeting.
Nowadays you can find just about anything on the internet, including poor-quality modern rugs. Most people looking for a rug know very little about the different steps in the production process and usually make their decision based only on their own personal impression and the salesman talk. But it takes more than that to be sure of making the best buy.
If you are on the verge of buying a rug and have no idea as to where to start, might I advise you against rushing off to flick through the catalogue of some huge rug company or looking through the latest printed and on-line interior design magazines. The first thing you need to ask yourself is why do you want to cover one of your floors with a rug.
The furnishings sector is moving increasingly more towards the total customisation of furniture and accessories.
This trend is even more evident in the contract sector, where customisation is requested not only for aesthetic reasons but above all for functional purposes.