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…
The Rug Designers to Know
We love Vivienne Westwood’s collaboration with The Rug Company – expect quintessentially bold designs with nods to her British heritage.
If you love traditional Persian rugs but 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.
Opt for the shaggy high pile designs made in Holland from pure new wool. If you’re a lover of clashing patterns and bright multi-hues, Brink & Chapman is your go-to.
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 Les Croquis collection.
In an 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 Lanesborough 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.
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.
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 present 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.
Offering handpicked rugs from Morocco and Iran, Lilla Rugs offer a unique opportunity to pick up an intricately weaved rug with historic roots.