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As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, it can only mean one thing… Dig out your hats, scarves, and jumpers; it's that time of year again. As the winter chill swiftly spreads across the country, many of us are looking for affordable ways to keep our homes warm.
While it’s easy to wrap up when heading outside, how can you help keep your home comfortable without cranking up the heating? In colder months, exposed floors make you feel chilly from the feet up even with the central heating on, and winter is simply not the time to be walking on bare floors no matter how good they look.
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Rugs can be the ultimate winter warmers. They play a significant role in keeping your home cosy and warm - so if your floor always feels cold, invest in a high-quality rug. A well-chosen and placed rug will help keep your feet nice and toasty as well as helping to trap escaping heat.
A Persian or Oriental rug can transform any room; they are perfect for creating harmony, texture, pattern, colour, and ultimately a lived-in feel to your home. Whether you choose a cosy Berber rug or a detailed and extravagant Persian rug, there are so many spaces that you can accessorise with rugs.
A rug alone won't dramatically change the temperature of a room - but it can make your feet warmer and more comfortable when you walk around. Here at Lilla Rugs, we love dressing our floors with Oriental Rugs to add character, charm, and personality to your space.
CHOOSING A WINTER RUG
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An effortless way to brighten up the home and make it more welcoming on grey days and dark nights is to introduce rugs; they work every time. Instantly giving a warm appearance to hard floors - the choice of rug design, colour, material, and location can influence cosy, minimal, or glamorous looks to any space in the home.
Under-floor heating is a luxury many can’t afford - but even if you can, there’s nothing more soothing to the feet than the soft surface of a luxurious rug underfoot. Even fully carpeted homes can benefit from rugs to increase warmth and add interest to plain, unattractive carpeting.
Much like when choosing clothes to wear on a winter’s day, you should consider the material of your new winter rug carefully. Anything too thin won’t offer enough protection against the cold that can rise from below your home, especially on the ground floor.
Usually, thick rugs provide better insulation than flat-weave rugs since there's more space between the cold floor and your feet. That’s why we would suggest a rug with a heavyweight pile; a nice dense pile will ensure that warm air is trapped inside the fibres, keeping your room a little more heated.