home: trend [ deep pile ]

home: trend [ deep pile ]

At this time of year and particularly right now all we want to cosy up and stay warm in our homes.

Along with soft fabrics, we love texture, and right now we are seeing a lot of this online and in stores. For example, cushions with pattern weave and raised short pile, chunky knit throws, and soft sheepskins.

With so much on offer, now is the time to layer up your living room and bedroom with gorgeous soft furnishings.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

knitted throw – coxandcox.com [ £150 ], cushion – frenchconnection.com [ £36 ], ribbed blanket – zarahome.com [ £89.99 ], rug – laredoute.com [ from £99 ], cushion cover – hm.com [ £19.99 ], sheepskin – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £59 ]

home: trend [ layered rugs ]

home: trend [ layered rugs ]

Having rugs in the home is nothing new, but consider how you pick and use your rugs and the potential you have in using them. This year the focus is on layering, mixing pattern and textures to create a cosy curated room.

Layer two or three rugs together, either directly on top of one another if different sizes or overlap them to create a disjointed look. Regardless of how you choose to lay them, be sure to have interest in the patterns and texture.

Images from houzz.com

Throw a sheepskin or high pile woolen kilim rug over the top of a jute rug for extreme texture. For a bohemian feel mix flatwoven patterned rugs or if you have a nuetral room opt for a couple of geometric prints. 

Choose colours that compliment each other and prints that contrast, trying to make sure they are not so similar. You want it to be obvious that there is more than one rug being used.

Selection of our new favourites

Guide:

1. Flatwoven rug from ikea.com [ £140 ]

2. Woven rug from westelm.co.uk [ from £249 ]

3. Low pile rug from ikea.com [ £60 ]

4. Jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £89 ]

5. Patterned jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £109 ]

6. Wool rug from habitat.co.uk [ £495 ]