Visiting The Warehouse: What To Expect

Rugs have a long and impressive history, but shopping for one still leaves customers apprehensive. We’re on a mission to alleviate those fears and make rug shopping a better experience for everyone. 

A visit to the Lilla Rugs warehouse offers the opportunity to see and feel our luxury handmade rugs. We have over 8,000 unique handmade rugs at our warehouse, an unparalleled selection - but it can be daunting if you don't know what you're looking for.

Before visiting our showroom, it is helpful to know what awaits you and how you can prepare for a visit to our location. Our warehouse stocks one of the largest and the most expansive collections of Oriental rugs and carpets in the country. 

Your first impression is everything, and most likely, your initial reaction after walking into the Lilla Rugs warehouse for the first time will be one of surprise. There is a lot to look at here. 

Rugs are hanging on walls and galleries and arranged in tidy stacks of varying sizes, styles and levels of quality. Our extensive inventory leaves more flexibility with style and price, so don’t be intimidated.

Someone will be there to greet you right away. We understand how overwhelming it might be, so we make an effort to tune in to the kind of shopping experience each customer is looking for. If you want to have your visit overseen by a particular member of staff, please be sure to make an appointment in advance with your request, as we do share the load. 

WHO CAN YOU EXPECT TO LEAD YOU THROUGH YOUR VISIT?

We have four leads that could walk you through your experiecne at the Lilla Rugs Warehouse. 

Jalil: Our fountain of knowledge. Jalil is the father of the company and the one that started things 30 years ago. He knows every rug in the warehouse and has one of the strongest knowledge base on handmade Persian rugs in the country. 

Camilla: The daughter of Jacqueline & Jalil, and founder of Lilla Rugs. Camilla has been raised around the rugs and works closely with Interior Designers. Her strength is with how the rugs fit in with interior design, so if you need style advice, she can work wonders.

Najib: Our warehouse manager, working alongside Jalil for 20+ years. Najib is in charge of the warehouse operations and so has excellent knowledge of each and every rug and where they are placed. 

Jacqueline: Together with Jalil, her husband, Jacqueline built the company from the ground up. She has brilliant knowledge and extra experience with bespoke pieces.

We will ask you a few questions about your rug needs upon arrival, so here are some things to think about before coming to our warehouse:

​​MEASUREMENTS

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How big does your rug need to be? An eyeball estimate might stand in the way of you taking one home when you realise that you actually need to go back and measure. 

If you aren’t sure how to select a size, don’t fret! We suggest using a tape measure to work out popular rug sizes in the room before you start browsing. You can measure the floor (or wall) space you're looking to cover, thinking about minimum and maximum size for both length and width. Another important thing to consider is the placement of your rug; will the rug go under the door frames? If so, you will need to think carefully about the thickness.  

Every rug in our warehouse is unique, so it is crucial to allow tolerances in each direction. Our size guide online will give you a place to start, and we can talk about it more during your visit. 

COLOUR AND STYLE

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Is your style more traditional or contemporary? Would you like something neutral or something bold? There is so much possibility in front of you that could make it difficult to nail down just one or two colours or styles. 

If you need help with styling/colour coordination. A great way to kick off that selection process is to decide whether you want a light or dark palette. Consider your colour scheme, and bring along a photo of the space, fabric swatches of existing furniture, or anything else that might help. With this we can then offer our expertise and advice on what would work well in your space. 

We keep a healthy inventory at all of our showrooms and encourage you to walk around. If a rug on our website interests you, please note its reference number so we can display the rug to you in the showroom.

Anything helps! For the curious, reading our blog on "What’s your interior design style" is a quick detour that might bring more clarity to the style dilemma. Feel free to schedule an appointment or contact us with any questions you have.

 

 

WE HAVE A HUGE RANGE OF PERSIAN AND ORIENTAL RUGS THAT WOULD TEAM PERFECTLY WITH YOUR DESIGN. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR COLLECTION HERE!
YOU CAN CHECK US OUT ON PINTEREST AND INSTAGRAM TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST TRENDS AND RUG INSPO.  OUR WAREHOUSE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & WE OFFER A HOUSE VISIT SERVICE FOR YOU TO SEE RUGS IN YOUR HOME BEFORE PURCHASE. YOU CAN VIEW ONE OF THE LARGEST COLLECTIONS OF PERSIAN RUGS IN THE UK ON OUR WEBSITE AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN CONTACT US HERE.

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