Elle Decoration and Rug Designer Competition

March 25th, 2012 by Natalie

Rug Designer has teamed up with Elle Decoration to run a design competition aimed at supporting designers and artists who have an interest in promoting themselves by creating a bespoke rug which will be featured on the Elle Decoration site and facebook page, and on the Rug Designer website.

This is a fantastic opportunity for fabric designers, interior designers, artists and anyone with a keen eye for design who wants to make a name for them selves.

Elle Decoration and Rug Designer Competition

We’d love to see any designs you’d like entered in this competition and to support you through the design process, helping with any technical, quality, and colour related questions you might have. Please feel free to email us at
sales@rugdesigner.co.uk

To formally submit an entry to the Elle Decoration competition for the chance to win a bespoke rug with your design worth up to £500, please send us your design, name and contact details to
Elle Competition Entry Email

All entries should be sent to us by the end of the month and the ideal size would be 1.2 x 1.8 meters

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The things we put on the floor

May 19th, 2011 by Natalie

So I went to a dance show recently which feature lecturers at my University in London. They were pretty contemporary dances. Some of them were quite boring and went on for too long. One of the solos was about “the things we walk on and sit on”. These “things” were rugs mainly, sheep skins, and hippy rugs. When I walked into the performance space, which is a dance studio with the windows covered so the space was dark, although the space was darkened there was no atmosphere.

The floor was covered in rugs, some of them were not very nice. They smelt like incense and had holes in, most of the rugs were borrowed from friends and students, so it was expected that some of them had holes in. Some of the rugs were sheep skin, some were thin and some were thick and shaggy.

The piece featured multimedia with a film being played at the beginning, the dancer was lying in the position that she was in wen we all walked into the space. I thought she would do the movements on the screen at the same time as being played. She didn’t which was a shame because this would have had a nice continuation between media and live action.

It’s a beautiful day

March 26th, 2011 by Natalie

So it has been quite beautiful these past few days and they weather is looking pretty nice for the coming days too! Having sunshine means going out and have lunch in the parks around london and drinking cider in the afternoon and spending quality time with your children or partners.

Having a glorious day doesn’t mean you have to go for an adventure you could just stay in the comfort of your back garden. Taking out your rug to sit on it always a good idea, but make sure the grass or concrete is nice and clean before you lay it down! You dont want your glorious day to be spoiled by dirt on the bottom of your rug.

If you don’t want to take you nice luscious rug outside you can always take an old towel and a few cushions to bring indoor comforts outside!

rugs rugs glorious rugs

March 24th, 2011 by Natalie

In today’s society everyone has a rug on their floor, be it a scraggy one they have had for years and haven’t gotten around to buying a new one or a beautiful one from rug designer.

Our rugs are beautiful, no doubt about it! They exude luxury and are 100% wool. Everyone should have a nice rug and from us and you don’t have t break the bank to have one. We can do anything on your rugs, we can make special colours just for you, we can cut out special shapes we can even make super, massive, huge ones.

We can collaborated with many designers these past months and have brought to you some smashing ones! They also come in different sizes to suit your needs!

Weird rugs part 2

March 13th, 2011 by admin

So the other day I found a website with a few strange rugs on it and now I have found some more! There is a rug that a designer come up with that was pretty awesome, think Pandora off of Avatar, think glowing rugs! The electroluminescent rug is the creation of two engineering students, co-founders of Zolo Designs! The carpet shines after every step you make. The rug features touch-sensitive electroluminescence that shines as and when any load falls on it. Electroluminescence actively functions by passing current via light-emitting material that is electrified. When energized it generates a decipherable green-cyan blaze that is generally visible in LCD wristwatches or nightlights. Equipped with rechargeable batteries, illumination of the glow rug resides in the roots of concept only.

Pretty cool eh?

There was also a nice egg design where the leather yoke doubles up as soft seating or head rests, I think this rug would be awesome in a teenager’s or student’s room. Be the envy of your friends with an egg rug from Valentina Audrito!

Weird Rugs

March 11th, 2011 by Natalie

So I was trolling through the internet looking for something to write about when I found a website that had found a wonderful collection of weird rugs. One rug was a blow up sex doll ripped down the middle and thrown out like a bear rug. It was weird to say the least, As long as it stays in someones art collection it won’t be mistaken for an actually human rug.

This is a severely weird rug.

Some of the others weren’t as thought provoking, there was one made from real moss that you put in your bathroom so that it can keep growing from the moisture in the room.

Pretty strange since the growing of moss in your house is pretty uncouth.

The whole point or a rug is to make your house warmer and have more class or sophistication, or at least thats what we sell here at rug designer.

Removing a burn mark from your rug or carpet

March 5th, 2011 by Natalie

Have you ever accidentally burnt your rug, let’s say by leaving straighteners on it or maybe ironing on the floor? Burn marks can be really tricky to get our of carpets without it leaving a noticeable trace. If the mark is only on the surface of the carpet you maybe able to scrub it out with steel wool or a lightweight sandpaper, this should get out any small marks, after this you will need to vacuum the area to get rid of any wool fibres or residue sandpaper.

Although this method is a sure fire way of getting rid of small surface marks, it may not work on much deeper piled carpets where there is a much visible mark still left after rubbing it with steel wool. If this is the case for you then you will have to use a utility knife to cut around the area, try to make the cut out a square of rectangle. This patch will then have to be filled by another piece of your carpet, this could be a remnant that you kept after the carpet was fitted, if  you have not kept this then use a piece that is not seen regularly like underneath a sideboard or chest of drawers etc.

Use the cut out piece of carpet as a template by drawing around it onto a piece of paper, then choose somewhere to cut out your new piece of carpet. Using a glue gun, glue the underside of the new patch and fit it into place. Glue around the edges to make sure the piece will not become dislodged when cleaning. Use a carpet tractor to roll the carpet piece into place and make sure the pile is nice and smooth, leave to dry thoroughly before you allowed anyone to walk on it.

If you are feeling crafty

February 28th, 2011 by Natalie

Making rugs is a long and hard process if you are doing it by hand, but it is also very rewarding! If you fancy making something that your pet can sleep on then this is a good idea for you crafty types.

Do you have a bunch of old random socks lying around in your house/ sock drawer/ linen basket, that need to be thrown out? Then fear not! Grab those old socks and line the up so you can make a square, if it doesn’t quite make a square then you can always chop the ends off. Slide the socks inside each other and then secure down with a pin, now you really need a sewing machine to make it sturdy but if you feel confident doing it by hand then you can do it that way.

Once you have sewn together all the seams then you are ready to let you pet use it for themselves!

So there you have it, one ugly sock rug for your pets!

Designing your own rug

February 26th, 2011 by Natalie

Here at rug designer we are dedicated at making good quality rugs. If you want a rug that is completely your own then we can do that. We can now carve into your rug and make any shape you want, we can even make different pile heights. With our bespoke rug range you can design your rug and then send it to us, after we have recorded your design, we will retouch it and use our existing colour palette to make you design compatible with our rug colours. We will send the design back to you for your approval.

All of our rugs take 6-8 weeks to be made and delivered to you, for our express delivery it cost £100 more per rug, and will take 3 weeks to be made and delivered to you.

Wooly Shaggy Rugs

February 23rd, 2011 by Natalie

Thick pile shaggy rugs are fashionable, comfortable and beautiful. They keep floors warm and bring great accents to the room. Try a contrasting colour and bring something modern to your rooms. Or if you already have a colour theme or a distinct colour in mind we can do colour matching to get an exact colour swatch if you provide us with a pantone colour or even a sample of the colour you want us to match.

The shaggy rugs that we make are luxurious and will last forever! Our rugs are made to order so all of our rugs are limited edition and if you choose a bespoke shape or cut out then your rug will be completely unique. Here at RugDesigner our rugs start at £99 per square metre so there is no excuse not to have a fabulous rug in your home!