If you’re looking for a way to add colour, pattern and warmth to a room, as well as bring together an interior design scheme, then a rug is the perfect item of choice. Even better, is a pure wool rug, which will be nice and warm underfoot.
Frith Rugs recently got in touch and invited us to try one of their rugs. They stock a huge range of quality area rugs and runners of all shapes and sizes and are a leading UK importer of rugs and carpets. As tribal and ethnic-style designs have been popular recently, and Frith stocks the largest choice of oriental carpets and rugs, we opted for the Royal Keshan design rug (RKE469).
The rug is machine made in Egypt, making it more affordable than a handmade or hand tufted rug, and it features a striking traditional design. They describe the colour family of the rug as being ‘rust’ and the picture on their website seems slightly faded and doesn’t do it justice, as in real life the colour is much warmer and richer.
The rug measures 6’3″ by 4’4″ (1.90m x 1.33m) so covers a good expanse of floor space, but other standard sizes are available too.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of incorporating some tribal and ethnic style designs into your home, affordable rugs are a great way of doing so. This one has a very authentic feel to it and we like the range of patterns and detail – mostly geometric – included in the design.
If you haven’t come across Frith Rugs before, their website is well worth exploring. Frith Rugs stock a huge range of carpets and rugs, including hand-woven masterpieces, Chinese rugs, Persian, Afghan and exclusively made modern designer rugs. They have a number of superb showrooms in the UK where you can check out the quality, designs and colours of their rug collection in person, which makes it more practical if you’re looking for a large new carpet and want to see it close-up before parting with your hard-earned cash. If you’re happy buying online, and are perhaps just looking for a small or affordable rug, they offer free delivery to your door. It’s worth keeping an eye on their website for special deals and offers, as they typically pop up at intervals during the year.
A new rug such as the Royal Keshan ethnic design is a good way of incorporating traditional designs into a contemporary home. Plus, it’s the perfect finishing touch for adding an extra layer of protection and warmth to a hardwood or carpeted floor, and this one certainly seem lovely and soft to walk on. The splash of colour and design helps bring the interior design scheme in the room together and it works well against the plain carpet material underneath.
(Disclosure: We were sent a rug to review, but all views and opinions are our own).1