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Images clockwise from top left: Make Me A Rug selection of rugs, Sisal Super Boucle Bodmin with Moss and Porcelain border made with Alternative Flooring’s Make Me A Rug online service, Mr Blue Sky lifestyle shot, Mr Blue Sky detail, Big Jute runner, Big Jute runner detail, Wool Herringbone lifestyle shot and Wool Herringbone detail

The easiest way to add on trend colour, texture and pattern accents to your home this season is with rugs.

Alternative’s MAKE ME A RUG has been redesigned and has a cool NEW VIDEO starring the MAD ABOUT THE HOUSE interiors writer Kate Watson-Smyth who shows the five easy steps to creating your customised rug. Kate goes wild with the QUIRKY B black and white ZEBO animal print with a dazzlingly bright pink border. Read more on Kate’s blog HOW TO DECORATE WITH RUGS. There are thousands of flooring and border combinations to choose from. Decorating with rugs opens up a world of possibilities.

Whether they speak softly or shout loudly, personalised rugs give you a chance to be yourself, be alternative. Here are a few tips on how to select the right rug for the different spaces in your home.

In the living room give yourself free rein to go as loud as you like! Here a rug can be the starting point or certainly part of the overall decorating scheme. Using colourful shades in the home can be tricky but we are not talking hot and neon but rather more organic brights such as damson and lime, both easy to embrace as an accent tone on a rug. QUIRKY B is bursting with gorgeous patterns in these hues that translate beautifully as a generous bespoke rug.

There ain’t a cloud in sight with the glorious MR BLUE SKY that looks fresh and cool as a rug.  Why not create your own summer rug with our ROCK ‘N’ ROLL stripes that are striking and versatile enough to fit into any room.

Herringbone is a classic design for nature lovers and our WOOL HERRINGBONE WITH A NEW THISTLE border makes a comforting rug for sitting rooms and go big in the bedroom! An indulgent wall-to wall wool rug makes the bedroom much softer and quieter. Here keep colours light, textures soft and patterns subtle.

Our hand-woven, natural-fibre rugs make the home your most exotic destination yet! Chunky textures make relaxing rugs for the sitting and dining room. Big Jute tends to be softer is a natural choice for bedrooms. More tightly-woven looped weaves make hardwearing rugs and runners for home offices, hallways and stairs.

If you really want to be in tune with nature this season, then make sure you have a natural fibre rug edged with verdant green accents. The indoor gardener and botanical trend is perfectly captured in our tactile SISAL SUPER BOUCLE Bodmin with Moss and Porcelain border rug that looks absolutely fabulous with giant pot plants.

Why not browse the collections for further inspiration and get designing with MAKE ME A RUG?

Make Me A Rug

Make Me A Rug Video

Alternative Flooring’s New Borders

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