You CAN re-use your old clothes to make rugs!

In this modern age, surrounded by technology and manufacturing processes that seem to make everything so cheap, it seems at odds that we would consider re-using old clothes to make rugs. But this process of re-using, recycling and upcycling has gathered pace in recent years, with attitudes changing from ‘why bother?’ to being a ‘must […]

Country rugs Vs. Urban rugs – which do you prefer?

There are many ways that rugs are classified and categorised; some people buy rugs using colour and pattern choices, helpfully displayed by The Rug Retailer. Other people prefer to buy rugs in patterns, designs and colours created in certain areas of the world, from the chic designs of France to the intricate and rich patterns […]

Rugs that truly stand out! How sculptural rugs are making a massive impact

Over the years, they have been called many different things – sculpted, tufted, carved, shaped, incised or woven and snipped in to shape – but sculptural rugs have a designer pedigree spanning decades. Today, sculptural, designer rugs are making an impact once again. They never really went away In the 1920s, modernist designer Eileen Gray […]

Avoid these 4 rug mistakes

The addition of rugs in a space should bring warmth, colour and texture BUT, although we spend hours searching for the rug, what can happen is that our judgement becomes skewed. Faced with row upon row of lovely rugs, soft to the touch and in a range of colours and patterns that dazzle us, we […]

How to get a rug to levitate and make your kids think you’re a genie!

Well, maybe not quite but you can have a lot of fun with rugs that can create illusions within a room. With clever placement and great choices, you really can have a lot of fun with rug… and leave your kids wide-mouthed in the process!   Rugs – the low down   Many people assume […]

Win a shaggy rug of your choice!

For this months competition you need to go onto our shaggy rugs page (www.therugretailer.co.uk/shaggy-rugs.html) and find the rug that shares the same name as a certain type of horse. Once you have decided your answer – Fill out the below form and submit it. Good luck everyone! Competition end date: 29/3/2015 Terms & Conditions 1) […]

3 simple ways to stop rugs slipping

Rugs are a brilliant buy for the home. You have, after all, poured over glossy magazines, walked many a rug store, surfed The Rug Retailer and seen the perfect rug thousands of times over. You have checked the budget and you have compromised on other accessories… And now you have taken the plunge. The rug […]

The Rug Retailer 10% off Discount Code

During winter and spring 2015 we are offering 10% off any rug on our website! The days are getting longer but the central heating is still well and truly on! A rug offers warmth as well as comfort. Take a look on our website, choose from our huge range, www.therugretailer.co.uk then enter the code ‘impulse101‘ […]

3 rug shapes that make your room look bigger, instantly!

Shape, size, colour, pattern and texture are the five factors that combine to make a room look warm, ambient and welcoming. Combined across walls, ceiling, soft furnishings, accessories and rugs, your living space, regardless of what you use the room for, can become instantly welcoming but, they also combine to create something else – an […]

50 Shades of Grey Rugs

Rugs that Mr Grey would be proud to own! There is a lot of talk of grey at the moment, something not lost on The Rug Retailer. Grey is a colour that ignites debate among those who are colour ‘experts’. Those that have a deeper, innate scientific understanding of colours, along with the how and […]

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