Summer is almost here, and with the weather warming up, you might be thinking about redecorating your home to match the longer days and balmy nights. Rugs are often associated with warmth, but they can also be used to create all kinds of looks, including the beachy summer vibes of a coastal retreat.
If anything epitomises Australia, it is our love of the beach and our attachment to the ocean. Ocean tones such as blues, greens, aqua, blue-grey and cyans, are ideal for creating calming coastal vibes when the weather warms up, and days at the beach are followed by balmy evenings and barbecues. Think whitewashed walls, grey flooring and an ocean-toned rug to soften the look and give a pop of seaside colour. Pair with neutral tones and yellows to complete the nautical look.
Our obsession with indoor/outdoor living has seen the outdoor rug grow in popularity in recent years. The thought of placing a rug outdoors may seem like an odd thought, but outdoor rugs are designed specifically to be fit for purpose. Made from heat-set polypropylene and UV stabilised, outdoor rugs are hard-wearing and will stay looking bright. They are also stain-resistant, pet-friendly and ideal for those families with young children.
Natural fibres like jute and cotton have always been popular choices for holiday homeowners. Eco-friendly jute works well with almost any colour palette and is available in a range of shapes and sizes to suit different areas. Jute is also easy to clean and ideal for those who suffer from allergies and seasonal hay fever. Our favourite thing about jute is its thickness, which not only feels nice underfoot but also helps reduce noise from hard flooring.
Cotton also works well in the summer with its low pile and breathable properties. Lighter and cooler underfoot than Wool, a cotton rug won't absorb as much heat, but will still add a layer of insulation to prevent air-conditioned air from escaping.
If you've recently purchased a new rug, or are about to upgrade, you might be wondering what to do with your old rug/s. The obvious answer (and the easiest option) is to take them straight to the tip. However, with more and more people keen to reduce the amount of waste they produce, upcycling has [...]
Interior design trends change all the time which is why we are constantly updating our rug collections with the latest designs and styles. Recently we have seen our modern rugs surge in popularity, particularly those with faded designs. Washed out rugs come in a variety of patterns and colours, so you can accentuate different areas [...]
Even with a 'no shoes inside' policy and regular vacuuming, there will come a time when your rug needs a bit of extra love. Spills and mystery stains are also a fact of life so it helps to know what to do when these issues arise as the longer you leave a stain the harder [...]
The basic constructions of a rug are hand knotted, hand tufted, heatset and machine made. They all have their own unique look and feel. Here's what you need to know. Hand Knotted RugsAs the name suggests, a hand knotted rug is woven completely by hand on a special loom. These rugs are one of a [...]
As winter sets in it's time to adjust your interior styling towards the cosy side. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to transform your home from light and bright to warm and toasty is with a plush shag rug. Soft underfoot, a rug not only feels great to walk on but will add [...]
A rug is like the icing on a cake; it can really make or break a room. Rather than rushing into a purchasing decision, it's worth spending some time considering the look you are going for and what type of rug will work best. The first thing you need to consider is whether you are [...]
With the majority of us housebound (with the exception of essential activities of course!), there's never been a better time to address those areas of your home that could do with a bit of a makeover. Bunnings is still [...]
Not only are shag rugs cool again, they are also the perfect way to cosy up your home as we head into winter. Although they are traditionally associated with vintage 70s vibes, shag rugs can also be understated and ideal for traditional, minimalist and modern settings. [...]
Adding a hallway runner to your home is one of the simplest ways to add character and colour to what can often be an underwhelming space. These long, rectangular rugs are also the perfect solution to protecting your floors from scrapes, marks and the everyday dirt and debris that comes with entering and exiting your [...]