In the 12 years we’ve lived in our house, our front room has been a living room, playroom, dining room and is now back to being a living room once again! Our boys are growing up and we wanted a space that was more ‘adult’ and a cosy place for Paul and I to watch TV during the winter evenings. With its fireplace and square bay window, it’s my favourite room in the house and I’m enjoying spending more time in here again.
We’re decorating it at the moment, so there will be pictures of the makeover coming soon. So far, we’ve re-located the dining table to the conservatory and added a sofa to the room (the popular French Connection ‘Zinc’ sofa from DFS). Something the space lacked was a decent sized area rug, so I’m delighted with the one we got from The Rug Seller recently. It has made such a difference, adding the warmth and texture that our exposed floorboards needed.
The Rug Seller is one of the leading rug suppliers in the UK. It happens to be quite local to us, but they have a brilliant choice of rugs online – if you can’t find your perfect rug here, then I don’t think your perfect rug exists!
The tribal design-inspired Logan rug in Charcoal and Ivory is great for us in a number of ways and could be for you, too. Here’s 3 reasons why:
This rug is reminiscent of the Moroccan ‘Beni Ourain’ rugs that have become a massive home trend recently. The original Berber rugs are woven by the Beni Ourain tribes from the Rif Mountains and are usually in creams and beiges, which would just be too light and impractical for our home and family. Grey is a much better colour for us – although the Logan rug is available in neutral shades if you prefer the traditional look. Paired with mid-century modern furniture and lots of plants, this shaggy rug really creates that ‘Boho’ interior look of the moment.
Value for Money
Whilst there’s no doubting that Moroccan rugs hand woven in wool by artisans are very beautiful and desirable, they come at a price. The Logan rug is great if you are on a budget and looking for an affordable alternative. Power loomed using a soft, 100% heatset polypropylene pile it has the benefits of being durable, stain resistant and anti shed, all of which are high on the list of priorities for us.
Size-wise, with a premium rug you may find you have to buy smaller than you’d really like, as larger rugs can be incredibly expensive. At 120cm x 170cm for £89 I think this is a generous size at a really great price. Not only that, this rug qualifies for FREE UK delivery.
Thick and cosy, the pile of the Logan is 50mm in height, which seems just right. Anything shorter and it wouldn’t be as shaggy and tactile. It’s so nice and springy and luxurious under your feet! Anything with a deeper pile and I think you’re likely to struggle hoovering out any crushed Mini Cheddars and Lego figures (oh the joy!). I love the fact that it is easy to care for and hard-wearing, as rugs can take a battering and I’m always sad when we have to a premature goodbye to a nice rug that has been soiled and spoiled – they never seem to last long enough in our home, so modern easy care fibres are probably the way forward for us.
So there you have it, three ways in which this gorgeous rug is a winner for me. What do you think – have I convinced you, too? 🙂
The Logan rug was gifted to us by The Rug Seller but all words and opinions are my own as always