The fastest way to give your home an update this season? Invest in one of these, our pick of the best rugs in the UK, created by one of our favourite interior designers. From classic sheepskin rugs to bespoke designs and modern prints, we’ve got just what your bare floors are crying out for…
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We love Vivienne Westwood’s new collaboration with The Rug Company – expect her quintessentially bold designs with nods to her British heritage in the nine-piece rug collection plus accessories. Prices start from £830 per square metre.
If you love traditional Persian rugs but you need a modern twist to fit in with your décor, consider one of Hossein Rezvani’s unique hand-woven, bespoke designs. Made in Iran with traditional craftsmanship from fine wool and silk, we love the classic prints reimagined in soft colourways.
New for 2017, Hossein has created the striking new design Isfahan, which takes inspiration from this city in southwest Iran during the 17th Century. Available in three colourways, grey, crème and blue. Prices from £1500 per square metre.
Opt for the shaggy high pile designs made in Holland from pure new wool. The below design is the ‘Rocks Multi Rug‘, from £1,579.
In a recent interview with Country & Town House, Deirdre told us just how to go about choosing your new rug: “You should first decide: do you want to make an impact or quietly co-ordinate and which colours do you need to complement or match? If you’re going for quality, pure wool is the best.”
No matter what you’ve got in mind for your home, you’ll find it at luxury carpet maker Loomah. They’ve designed and supplied handmade carpets for hotels including The Savoy, The Lansborough and the Four Seasons Riyadh. They’re also known for their work with luxury brands (you’ll find their luxury carpets in stores from Mulberry to Asprey) and on some of the world’s most beautiful super-yachts. From classic Middle Eastern designs to fun animal prints, check out their design portfolio for more inspiration.
This Notting Hill-based company makes beautiful bespoke rugs. Christine Van Der Hurd has collaborated on collections for Liberty London, Louis Vuitton and Cappellini. Right now we’re loving the Cipriano Martinez collection.
Larusi are the go-to brand for the hugely popular Beni Ourain style rugs. Specialising in the weavings of the Berber tribes of Morocco, any of their pile designs are sure to add an extra cosy feeling to any room.
To add a luxury feel to your home on a high street budget, we love the offering at Anthropologie. From hand-knotted monochrome prints to bold animal designs, you can pick up a finishing touch for any room at a really reasonable price.
If you want a statement piece for your home, check out the designers over at Amara. From bold modern prints by Christian Lacroix and Missoni, to understated Calvin Klein pieces, they’ve got something for every budget, too. Personally, we love the Aqua Eberson rug (£1,145) by Designers Guild.
Irwin’s rugs are created in partnership with the customer, to ensure that the client has complete control over their bespoke rug. With traditional styles and ethical values, a Luke Irwin rug is sure to brighten any room.
Front Rugs is the first handmade rug showroom in the UK to exclusively presenting the work of the award-winning rug designers, Jan Kath, Zoë Luyendijk and Michaela Schleypen. Their rug designs span themes such as space, the jungle and tweed, which will all add a unique touch to your home.
If it’s something Moroccan you are after, you can’t beat Beldi Rugs, a UK business which brings over the very best contemporary and vintage rugs from Morocco to offer the UK market with an authentic piece of traditional craftsmanship from the African country.
Offering handpicked rugs from Morocco and Iran, Lilla Rugs over a unique opportunity to pick up an intricately weaved rug with historic roots.