Living in a rented house means we don’t get much of a say over decor. In our last house were able to replace the carpet (thank god Graham is a trained carpet fitter), but in this house we have a laminate floor. A laminate floor is brilliant when you have kids – it’s easy to clean – no worrying about spilt drinks or splashes of paint, but it can also be very cold, and a little bit sparse looking. The most practical, cost effective and easiest way of adding a bit of warmth and personality to the room would be to add a rug. It also means you can change them if you do have the opportunity to redecorate, and if you move house, you can take them with you.
We have a long through lounge/dining room. The dining table and all the kids toys are up at the one end of the room, and they have a car mat up there. The lounge area of the room has the perfect spot in front of the fireplace for a big colourful rug. Our room is quite dark because of being a terraced house, which isn’t helped by the dark beams on the ceiling and dark bricks on the fireplace, so having a rug is a simple way of bringing in a splash of colour.
Rug Mountain have a huge range of rugs, including the one above, which I love! They have funky modern ones, traditional ones ad even ones for the kids – I’ve been eyeing a few up for the boy’s bedroom. This Joy Stars one would look ace in their recently decorated bedroom.
Which style of rug do you prefer? Do you like the funky modern ones or the more traditional styles?
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