How to pick your perfect rug

How to pick your perfect rug

Soft underfoot, a stylish focal point in a room, and a protective shield for delicate flooring – a rug is more than your average home accessory. Choosing the perfect rug for your home doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task, so we’ve made it as simple as can be with our rug guide. Find the right size for the right room, the right material for under your feet, and the right fit for your lifestyle. Your perfect rug awaits.

Choosing the right rug size

  • Living Room
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room

Your sofa is the perfect guide for choosing a rug size: ideally, the rug will sit entirely (or under the front legs) of each piece in the suite.

Shown with a 230x65 cm sized 3-seater sofa.

Choose a rug that sits under your whole bed, or half of it. Alternatively, opt                                                         for bedside runners for added cosiness.

Shown with a 160x200 cm size bed.

Shown with a 180x200 cm sized bed.

The shape and size of your dining table will determine which size rug to choose – opt for one that fits underneath comfortably.

Shown with a 90x170 cm sized dining table.

Choosing a colour

The overall palette of your interior scheme is the best place to start when choosing a rug colour. Go for neutrals and lighter hues to ground the space and create a sense of harmony, or opt for completely contrasting tones for a unique splash of style.

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Choosing a rug height

Whether high-pile or flatweave, rug height matters. Shaggier, high-pile rugs are ideal for areas where you want plush softness underfoot, like the bedroom. Low-pile or flatweave rugs fit perfectly under dining tables, allowing dining chairs to move easily.

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Soft underfoot, a stylish focal point in a room, and a protective shield for delicate flooring – a rug is more than your average home accessory. Choosing the perfect rug for your home doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task, so we’ve made it as simple as can be with our rug guide. Find the right size for the right room, the right material for under your feet, and the right fit for your lifestyle. Your perfect rug awaits.

Choosing the right rug size

  • Living Room
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room

Your sofa is the perfect guide for choosing a rug size: ideally, the rug will sit entirely (or under the front legs) of each piece in the suite.

Shown with a 230x65 cm sized Sofa.

Choose a rug that sits under your whole bed, or half of it. Alternatively, opt for bedside runners for added cosiness.

Shown with a 160x200 cm sized bed.

Shown with a 180x200 cm sized bed.

The shape and size of your dining table will determine which size rug to choose – opt for one that fits underneath comfortably.

Shown with a 90x170 cm sized table.

Die richtige Farbe

Um die richtige Farbe für einen Teppich zu wählen, gehen Sie am besten von der übergreifenden Farbpalette Ihres Interieurs aus. Wählen Sie neutrale, hellere Farben, um den Raum zu ankern und eine harmonische Stimmung zu kreieren. Mit kontrastreichen Farben hingegen bringen Sie einen lebendigen und dynamischen Stil in Ihr Zuhause.

Die richtige Höhe

Egal ob Hochflor oder flachgewebter Teppich – die Höhe ist wichtig.Wollen Sie Behaglichkeit und Wärme kreieren, zum Beispiel im Schlafzimmer, ist ein hoher, flauschiger Hochflorteppich der richtige. Flachgewebte Teppiche sind wiederum bestens als Grundlage für den Esstisch geeignet, sodass Sie die Stühle mühelos bewegen können.    

Choosing a colour

The overall palette of your interior scheme is the best place to start when choosing a rug colour. Go for neutrals and lighter hues to ground the space and create a sense of harmony, or opt for completely contrasting tones for a unique splash of style.

SHOP ALL RUGS

Choosing a rug height

Whether high-pile or flatweave, rug height matters. Shaggier, high-pile rugs are ideal for areas where you want plush softness underfoot, like the bedroom. Low-pile or flatweave rugs fit perfectly under dining tables, allowing dining chairs to move easily.

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Naturally pure materials

Warp, weft and pile

Warp, weft and pile

Each rug is made up of different yarns, woven together to create both structure and pattern. The warp is the vertically-woven yarn that forms the structural base of the rug, and is made with strong and durable materials. The weft is woven horizontally and forms the patterns and body of the rug. Alternatively, tufted rugs are made using a woven base shot through with pile yarn using a tufting gun; the remaining loops are then cut to create a cut pile rug, or left alone to create a looped pile rug.

Made with love

Made with love

How we source

We value local cultures’ knowledge of crafting techniques, so we source our rugs directly from the communities that produce them. We work closely with our manufacturers to ensure that our rugs are made to the highest possible standards in fair and ethical conditions, using only the finest natural fibres.

Our craftspeople

We work in tandem with some of India’s most skilled local craftspeople to design and weave timeless, made-to-last rugs. It’s the close relationship our team maintains with our manufacturers, and regular in-person visits to their workplaces, that ensures every single rug is truly made with love.

Certificates

It is important to us that our rugs meet certain certification requirements when it comes to the way they are sourced and crafted, so we work with numerous certification bodies to ensure every piece we produce is of the highest standard. This includes Care & Fair, which ensures fair conditions for workers and that no child labour is used in the making of our rugs.

Weaving techniques & time

Our highly skilled craftspeople are experts in the industry, so our rugs are woven using tried-and-tested traditional techniques, either by hand or in a pit loom, and it often takes up to three craftspeople and many hours per single piece.

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Our rugs are made with love.
This is their story.

Want to learn more?
Our rugs are made with love.
This is their story.

Healthy, sustainable materials

Healthy, sustainable materials

Like every piece in our collection, we use the most natural materials and conscious processes to produce our rugs. The pure cotton, undyed wool and jute fibres used in our rugs are not only better for the planet, they’re better for your home and family too – meaning they’re completely suitable for pets and kids. URBANARA Terra, our sustainable shopping guide, has all the information you need when it comes to looking for environmentally friendly, healthy pieces for your home.

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Caring for your rug

Caring for your rug

Making sure your rug stays good-as-new for a long time is easy – regularly vacuuming your rug will get rid of any dirt and dust trapped in the fibres, and we suggest spot cleaning stains as they occur. For any serious cleaning, we always recommend contacting a rug cleaning professional. Wool rugs will shed lint naturally, which can be managed through regular vacuuming. To keep your rug from slipping out of place, you can order one of our special rug underlays.

Favourites from our rug collection

Favourites from our rug collection

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