Posted: 3 April 2019
Rugs can be used in so many different ways - to accessorise a room, define different living spaces within a room, or to add that warmth and softness. Floor rugs work equally well in all environments - it's all about choosing the right rug for the room and your style.
Floor rugs tie the design of a room together - adding texture and interest, and helping to anchor furniture.
All of the rugs in the Weave collection are exclusively hand woven for us in India, using a technique called flat weave. The flat weave style of rugs have been created for generations, using skills handed down through artisan families.
The designs, patterns and colours used are inspired by nature and the natural materials used to make them – cotton, wool, jute and viscose. The result is a rug that is textural, appealing and perfectly suited to New Zealand's relaxed interiors.
Rugs from the Weave collection work well in just about any style of home - contemporary, minimalist, coastal, boho, or vintage-industrial - whatever your style, there's a Weave rug that will work.
Everyone has a unique sense of style, but there are a few tips that we’d like to share with you to make sure the Weave rug you choose for your home will last for many years, and keep looking as good as when you bought it.
For example, if you are looking for a rug to use in a heavy traffic area, like under dining tables, we would recommend choosing a true flat weave design rather than a rug with a raised design, like our Mitre Rug. Why? Because the constant movement of the chair legs will scuff and wear the raised braids. Raised designs are much better suited to low traffic areas like bedrooms.
Buying a good quality floor rug is an investment. They are a beautiful piece that will last many years, and add beauty and warmth to your home. This longevity means that it makes sense to buy a rug that is less trend driven, and has classic style and colour elements.
Weave rugs reflect traditional methods and designs, and are made from natural fibres. The styles and designs of our floor rugs not only suit lots of interior styles, but will be a cherished centrepiece of your room for years to come. Our natural colour palette is the perfect base for just about any accessory combination you can think of.
There are two little practical tips that you might like to consider when you are choosing
Consider choosing lighter colour rugs for low traffic areas
And then look at two tone, patterned or darker toned rugs for areas likely to be subjected to spills and dirt, like under your dining tables, in the hallway and depending on your family - maybe even under the couch.
Our current rug range offers twenty six different designs in the very versatile mid sized rug, measuring 2m x 3m. Like everything there are some tips on how you use a rug in the space that really lift the result. We've put together a handy guide for how to position a rug in three of the most common areas in the home - the lounge, dining and bedroom.
In the living room, a mid sized floor rug will help to anchor your furniture, and create a defined space.
Ideally the front legs of your sofa and arm chairs should sit on the rug, and there should be plenty of room left for your coffee and side tables to sit on the rug.
The easiest way to visualise how the rug will work in your space is to lay out a sheet, newspapers or blanket and see how a 2 x 3m rug will work with your furniture and in your space.
A Weave 2 x 3m rug will sit generously under whatever size bed you have – we recommend positioning it width ways (see the picture below) and making sure you have plenty of rug showing at the bottom of the bed.
Our 2 x 3m rectangular rug will pair perfectly with either a rectangular or oval shaped six seater table, measuring up to 200 x 90cm. This will give you room for guests to push chairs back, and fit most dining spaces perfectly. Our tip is to choose a two-tone, patterned or darker coloured rug, in case of spills.