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Alternative Flooring’s Make Me A Rug.

Looking for February inspiration to brighten up your home? Apart from early blooms of cheery lemon-yellow daffodils, here are a few easy and effective interior ideas.

If your New Year’s resolutions focused on making your body fitter then relax, this month it’s all about making our homes fresher. We aren’t talking total refit but instant interior updates. Here’s how you can liven things up and put your decorative stamp on a room.

Rug Stars

Mini Moderns: Mark’s Rug Stars choice is a Quirky B Honeycomb Moss rug designed with Make Me A Rug.

Rugs are often the perfect quick solution to transform rooms and Alternative’s Make Me A Rug service lets you to design one that suits your space and taste.

Rugs are a great way to decorate your home as you can change the rugs as the mood suits and, in doing so, completely change the personality of the room.  See what the Alternative Rug Stars have created. This lively mix of designers, interior designers, stylists and influencers all show off their rugs in the comfort of their own home.

Sophie Robinson, Interior Designer and TV Interiors Expert, with her perfect Quirky B Liberty Fabrics Flowers of Thorpe Summer Garden rug with single cotton border. Image © Alun Callender

This month Sophie Robinson has Alternative Flooring in her own home contrasting patterned rugs on natural fibre herringbone sisal. Her choice a colourful rug in Flowers of Thorpe Summer Garden from Quirky B, Alternative Flooring with Liberty Fabrics.

“Rugs are a great way of layering up even more colour and texture. I like to layer up smaller rugs or use one super large on one in my designs. A large rug in the bedroom that you can sit the bed on really helps to ground a room. This rug has all my favourite colours. I have always had a love of Liberty prints and it’s been translated in the most delightful way, the trick is tucking it under the bed it gives it a lovely border of flowers all the way around.” Sophie Robinson

Lamp Light

Pooky bedside lamp

If rugs let you stamp your personality onto your floor then lamps just lighten up our lives. Alternative’s soulmate Pooky is all about beautiful lighting.  Their love of lighting is legendary and like Alternative Flooring, they love a bit of quirkiness in the home.

Sneaking an accent colour into a room is great fun, but can often be a bit of a challenge – which is where rugs and lamps can be your friend.

Poster Art

Artwork Prints by Neisha Crosland

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of art and in our books, there is nothing wrong with prints.

The doyenne of surface pattern Neisha Crosland has launched her Posters Collection designed to make walls happy. There are twenty-three prints of selected iconic designs that will make an instant art wall and refresh interiors with colourand pattern with verve.

Cushion Cover

Rug in Alternative Flooring’s Margo Selby Stripe Sun Whitstable

Cushions and throws can be changed with the seasons with welcome waves of pattern and colour. One of our creative collaborators and another Rug Star is Margo Selby whose trademark geometrics are rooted in her passion and mastery of weaving.

Have you ever thought about slipcovers too? It’s the easiest way to update your furniture and give your space a new look.

Valentine’s Day

Alternative Flooring’s Rock ‘n’ Roll collection Kiss

Fall in love all over again with a a beautiful wool rug made in Kiss our romantic pink stripe from the Rock ‘n’Roll collection.

Scroll down for more fabulous flooring and interior inspiration in our blog


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