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With warmer weather on the horizon (Hoorah!) It’s an exciting time for doing pretty much anything: but one thing well worth doing for the upcoming season is a spot of decorating.
Contrary to popular belief, finding your perfect rug is not something reserved exclusively for the colder seasons: For an easy way to update the space in your home, change out the accessories for more spring/summer-friendly alternatives.
When it comes to anchoring space in your home, no piece does the job quite like a chic rug. This often-underestimated essential defines an area while tying together the other decor elements of the room.
So, if you're on board with seasonal home updates, here is your guide to finding a lighter and more refreshing Spring/Summer rug.
Featured Rug - FIRE
Have you noticed the plethora of rugs in saturated hues that are increasingly appearing on the floors of our favourite interiors? If you want to be bang on trend but keep some character, these are the rugs for you!
Popular among interior designers, Persian Overdyed rugs have that perfect balance of old and new. They start as traditional Kerman rugs and then undergo a dyeing process with vegetable dyes. To create their signature distressed look: the pile is shaven down.
Often appearing in spaces that celebrate colour, Overdyed rugs are perfect for the summer months. Not only because they come in fabulous summer hues, but because they no longer have a thick and heavy pile.
Featured Rug - SINGAPORE
Kilims are flat tapestry-woven rugs. They are made by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. No pile = lightweight = breathable and cooling for the summer months.
There are various types of Kilims, our favourite being the vintage and antique Afghan Kilims. These Kilims are perfect for the spring/summer months: not only because they come in fabulous summer colours, but because they no longer have a thick and heavy pile.
They are made from wool, a natural material, making them more breathable than synthetic fibres of machine-made alternatives. Most importantly, if you want your decor to ooze character and a bohemian feel, then a Vintage Kilim is the way to go.
Featured Rug - MIRVA
During the spring/summer months, you want the room to look cool and airy. For that, you need to choose rugs that have a different set of characteristics. A rug with a lighter colour combination tends to give the room a brighter feel.
Silk fibres are the most durable and breathable among other natural fibres. A Persian Silk rug will keep your feet cool on hot days and warm on cold days. They also have impressive moisture-wicking properties, keeping dry in any climate all year-round.
Silk Persian rugs are among the most luxurious and high-value. Their designs are incredibly intricate, they are beautiful to look at, and nothing is softer on the feet than a silk rug.
Featured Rug - KYLIE
A Classic Kilim rug has the same summer benefits as the Vintage Kilim, but with a more affordable and practical price tag. Summer is the perfect time to rotate lightweight flatweave rugs into your home decor; we usually recommend a Classic Kilim rug for your kitchen.
They’re incredibly durable and low profile, making them particularly great for high traffic areas; transported quickly and easily, lightweight, inexpensive, and hardwearing. They’re the perfect rug to lay outside for a picnic in the garden.
Kilims are flatweaves that look almost identical from the top and bottom. Meaning you can use them on both sides, which is an excellent advantage over other rugs. Plus, they have very distinctive patterns and designs that create a super cool tribal feel and add vibrant colour to any space that needs a little lift.
Featured Rug - BEVAN
Persian Rugs are one of the most beautiful luxury materials that any house or office can benefit from. They have a history that goes back centuries to royal empires and are known as a symbol of luxury and art. For those leaning toward a more classic, luxury aesthetic, delving into high-end Persian or oriental rugs is an endeavor for discerning tastemakers.
The city rugs (those named after major cities such as Isfahan, Shiraz, Nain, Tabriz) are woven by ‘master weavers’ – those who design the very finest of rugs. City rugs are often hand-woven from wool and cotton or wool and cotton on silk - the fibres are fine and weaved tightly with a medium pile.
Similar to silk rugs, these rugs are suitable for all seasons, adapting to the heat or the cold. Their intricate designs and mirror patterns will become the spotlight of any home. Introduce light colour schemes for the summer but can still transition back into autumn/winter decor.
Featured Rug - MOONLIGHT
Every year, new trends define the world of interior decoration; this is as true for rugs as for any other decorative item. Bespoke, modern rugs are perfect for summer! They are eye-catching and fresh, which are two qualities that truly shine when the weather turns sunny.
Although many designers are getting bold with their patterns, neutral hues are picking up steam also. Some of the season's hottest area rug trends reflect natural landscapes and geometric prints. A desert meets beach aesthetic is chic and modern, represented by greys, tans, whites, creams, and deep blues with organic lines and patterns.
Here at Lilla Rugs, you can create a rug that is perfectly tailored to your requirements. With the help of our dedicated team, you can choose between hundreds of modern designs.