Far easier to change than carpeting, rugs allow you to play with the overall look and feel of a room and when updating your decor it’s important to remember what’s right under your feet. Textured rugs make for powerful statement pieces that can elevate rooms where colour is otherwise limited and add an extra dimension to your decor.
Whether you’re looking to buy a rug that will tie together multiple colour schemes or need a piece for a high-footfall area that isn’t simply functional, there is a wide range of textured rugs you can choose from that will make great statement pieces too.
A plush shag rug always gives a room a warm and cosy look, inviting you to curl your toes into the thick fabric and they double as great statement pieces too. Thanks to its deep pile it will add visual depth to any room. Choose a carpet in a rich jewel tone to add warmth to rooms with a light colour scheme and make them look more inviting. For a more masculine look, add a leather shag for the same visual impact as a wool shag rug without any shedding.
Rag rugs make a statement about more than just your taste. Often made from recycled materials, they’re a sign of an environmentally friendly home. Their upcycled look also makes rag rugs the perfect home accessory for someone who loves the shabby chic look and if you’re on a tight budget, you can always make one yourself.
Faux Fur Rugs
Nothing screams ‘statement’ quite like a faux fur rug, instantly giving any room an opulent look and feel. For a relaxed alternative to the Scandinavian trend, pair a white faux fur rug with dark furnishing and a cool colour palette to create a room with a Nordic style.
The upmarket cousins of rag rugs, braided rugs are sure to be an attention grabber in your home with their bohemian beauty. They’re often made from multiple colours, making them the ideal accessory to tie together the colour scheme of a room that has multiple colours running through it.
Whether you choose a rainbow coloured rug or opt for a more subtle colour scheme, bobble rugs make for a quirky statement piece with their hand-knotted detail and add a whimsical look to your decor. They’re a great way of adding a fun texture to children’s rooms too whilst looking contemporary enough to accommodate the inevitable transition from a junior style to a teenager room.
Great for adding a statement piece to areas with a high footfall, hair-on-hide rugs make for a stylish contrast when paired with wooden floors while being durable enough to handle a home with children and pets; and the stains that accompany both.
Reminiscent of a cross between a shaggy rug and sheepskin, flokati rugs are traditional rugs made from wool for a plush look and feel. Although purists will insist that flokati rugs should be white, they can be dyed any colour – giving you plenty of options for a rug that will complement the rest of your decor.
Usually relegated to high-footfall areas as a mundane and functional home accessory, a sisal rug can double as a fabulous statement piece in the right setting. Use it to tone down the formality of large areas; set against dark wooden flooring for a bold visual statement. Sisal rugs can be easily painted or spray painted, allowing you to easily create a one-of-a-kind statement piece.