I am on the hunt for a new rug. It’s to go in what I’ll call our kitchen-lounge area. Only when I took this picture did a realise just how meh the old one is looking. It’s funny how you can just stop seeing something, isn’t it? We got this shaggy old thing around 12 years ago. Since then it’s been used and abused by babies, toddlers and dogs. You don’t need me to spell it out.
My criteria for the new one is that it adds a pop of colour or texture to the room. Ideally both. It needs to fit with our grey Sofa Workshop settee and footstool, and a teal/blue armchair. There are accents of yellow in the kitchen too. I would like it to be fairly large (at least 160×200 cm) which has ruled out some great interiors retailers, like H&M and French Connection, because they only offer smaller sizes.
Here is my shortlist, have a scroll through and let me know what you think.
Ocrul Berber Style Wool Rug from £199
This is where my search started, and I have rather fallen in love with this rug. Every beautiful home on Instagram seems to have something similar, and I think that yellow would fit really nicely into our kitchen space. My big concern is that this would be a trend-led purchase and it will be out of fashion before I know it.
Multi Pixel Woven Rug from £249
I love this rug. It has great texture and offers a more enduring design maybe?
I couldn’t leave Ikea out of this, and they have come up trumps with several fantastic value options. I think that this one is the best they have to offer. The green and pink are very now, but with blues and yellow that compliment my existing colour scheme.
Jardin Lace Rug, Turquoise from £64.95 but the size I am looking at (200×290 cm) is £295.
This is a nice weathered or antiqued design, but I’m afraid I don’t have a great photo. Dear online rug retailers, your styling pictures are so important.
This is also by Benuta….
Arabesque Rug Yellow from £54.95 but it is £369.95 in the larger size I am considering.
The Conran Shop
Jute Braided Rug £325
I do love a bit of natural flooring, and this is classic, stylish and could fit into almost any colour scheme. Downsides? In my experience this kind of rug is impossible to clean, and it comes with a surprising £80 delivery charge.
I think that black and white could work really well with the sofa, and allow me to bring in different colour cushions if I have a change of mood. This flatwoven rug by Swoon is good value and at 160×230 cm a decent size.
HAY Peas Rug £435
Well, don’t Amara have nice things? This is my first introduction to this luxury homewares website, and while they do stock designers numbers that would blow my budget, there are some more realistically priced rugs to look at too. I am quite taken with the Hays Peas Rug. It looks like peas! It would be a safe, neutral option, but with great texture.
Hayden Geometric Carved Wool in mustard £299
One last yellow number. Or should I say mustard? Strong colour (which the room needs) and texture and a great price. Made.com do things well.
I’d love to hear what you think. Which one would you go for? Or do you have any better ideas?