Do you have floorboards or tiles throughout your home? Because Australia’s weather is mainly warm, our homes are typically designed with timber flooring, brushed concrete or tiles which are not so great during the cooler winter months. These types of floors can be chilly underfoot as they don't help hold in any heat, so unless you have underfloor heating, it's time to invest in a rug or two. Floor rugs can help prepare your home for winter and make it cosy.
Our new range of 100% Cotton Woven Dash & Albert Floor Rugs are perfect for adding that cosy touch to your home this winter. Whether you prefer a neutral base like the Herringbone in Dove Grey or something more statement like the Blue Heron Stripe, there’s something for everyone in their range.
Dash & Albert Cotton Rugs are perfect for bedrooms, playrooms, living rooms, entrances and much more. These stylish and highly versatile handmade rugs are extremely durable and are a perfect complement to any room.
If you’re looking for more of a boho, vintage vibe then you must check out the floor rugs and throws from Isla in Bloom. These versatile rugs are made from 100% recycled cotton and can be used in a variety of ways; as a floor rug, beach rug, throw for the couch, wall tapestry or as an extra layer in bed during winter. Their vibrant colours and vintage floral prints are sure to brighten your home and create a talking point with guests.
For the ultimate vintage glamour, the round 100% art silk romance mystic rug by The Rug Collection is a must. It comes in 3 different sizes and provides the perfect amount of sophistication and elegance to any room. The dust muted pink, blue, sage green and cream colours on a dark background are reminiscent of the 19th Century Dutch School style.
My style at home leans more towards Coastal and Contemporary and one of my favourite additions to my large open plan living room is the Husky floor rug by Tribe Home. It is a heavily textured piece and looks almost like a boucle finish making it a great piece to bring in this season’s trends without having to invest in a large piece of furniture. The colour is called ivory and while for some a light-coloured rug may not be practical, I find it creates such a calming atmosphere to the room and allows me to use soft furnishings and other homewares to introduce colour to the space. I also love the attention to detail and premium quality of Tribe Home products.
Adding floor rugs is a simple yet timeless warming solution for winter with the bonus of making your space more inviting. Don’t forget to think about creating new cosy spaces with strategically placed rugs. After all, we spend more time indoors during these colder months, so you’ll want to create different zones within your house to curl up with a book, scroll through your phone or chat with a friend over a warm cup of tea.
Make sure to also think about the areas in your home where you tend to be barefoot that will need extra warmth and cushioning like the bathroom, in doorways, the kitchen, next to your bed, in the laundry and even an outdoor area that is undercover.
The Moroccan Trellis runner rug by OHH is a favourite for running alongside the kitchen island bench. It’s wide enough to provide that extra bit of warmth underfoot but doesn’t take up a lot of the kitchen floor space. The material is 100% New Zealand wool which is super durable and comfortable to walk on. If there’s no space in our kitchen then its dimensions are perfect for a hallway.
Want a doormat but still want something stylish and in line with your personal aesthetic? The Jasi Jute doormat by Maine & Crawford is ideal if you’re going for a coastal look. It’s 100% jute making it extremely durable whether you choose to use it inside and out. For something more fun and whimsical check out the pastel rainbow thick woven coir door mat with vinyl backing. It will put a smile on your face as you walk through the door!
Prepare your home for winter with Cranmore Home & Co.'s flooring ideas.