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From cosy to colourful, here are 10 great rugs to transform any space


By Megan Burns
20th Jan 2021
From cosy to colourful, here are 10 great rugs to transform any space

Rugs are incredibly versatile, able to add texture, warmth, colour, or a touch of serenity to a room. Here are 10 that we love, whether you want something hardwearing or just an injection of fun.


If you feel like a room needs a bit of a change, but don’t want to completely redecorate, then a new rug is a great option. Not only is it an easy way to introduce colour and pattern, they can also make a space feel cosier, or add some much-needed texture to a minimalist space.

Here are ten that we’ve found that meet a variety of needs, from a statement designs, to softer shades, and everything in between.

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Gradient Tufted Rug, €249, Woo .Design

Definitely one for the colour-lovers, this gorgeous circular rug’s groovy waves have a subtle Seventies vibe, while its deep pile feels particularly luxurious. It has been hand-tufted from wool, which is long-lasting and is a generous metre and a half wide.

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Wool-blend rug, €249, H&M

If you’re craving texture but want a more muted colour palette, then this option from H&M is ideal. Made from 89 per cent wool, it has deep tufts of material, fringed edges and a woven pattern that will all add interest.

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Large Spiced Ginger rug, €319, French Connection

With a palette of gorgeous burnt oranges, this rug is handmade in India from recycled polyester, meaning no two are exactly the same. A perfect way to inject some warm tones into a room.

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KÖPENHAMN rug, €250, Ikea

Also handcrafted in India, but this time from 100 per cent wool, this Ikea rug has a wonderfully chunky weave, which really allows you to appreciate the craft that goes into its production. Its combination of greys will work with a whole range of colour palettes, too.

San Francisco carpet, from €548, Finnish Design Shop

Neutral enough to fit with a whole range of colours yet far from bland, it also incorporates several subtle patterns in its design. Available in a range of sizes, from a runner up to a large rug suitable for a living space, it’s a particularly versatile choice.

Ted Baker Zodiac Sagittarius rug, from €199, Rugs.ie

If you’ve ever wanted your Zodiac sign represented in a rug, then the wait is over. Ted Baker have created a colourful design for each sign, any of which would be a fun addition to your home.  Made from wool, you can choose between a one or two metre-wide design.

Woolable Lakota Washable Rug, €388, Amara

Berber-inspired rugs are not going anywhere anytime soon, and it’s easy to see why. Their simple designs and neutral colours are a calming presence anywhere from a living space to a bedroom. This one, although made from wool, is in fact machine-washable, perfect if you have small children.

Check Jute rug, €149, Zara Home

Jute rugs are so versatile because they’re extremely hardwearing, making them suitable even for high-traffic areas like hallways and kitchens. However, they don’t usually come in many variations on jute’s natural beige hue, so this checked design is a great option if you want something a little different.

Kuba soft cotton rug, €200, Industry & Co

This cotton rug has a wonderfully shaggy texture, which feels lovely underfoot as well as adding some contrast to your smooth surfaces. At 200 x 140 cm, it would work well in any large area that needs some interest.

White water Hyacinth grass rug, €299, Mano

Perfect for adding some natural texture into a space, this rug is handmade in Bali. The light shade will work seamlessly with almost any décor, yet the generous fringe on the edge still makes a statement.

Featured image: Skye jute rug, around €90, John Lewis


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