Dulux colour of the year 2020 tranquil dawn 12/09/2019

Tranquil Times Ahead: How to Style the Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

The Dulux Colour of the Year for 2020 has been announced at last. Tranquil Dawn, a deeply soothing, cool-toned green, has been picked by the colour trend experts at Dulux to act as a much-needed antidote to what they describe as an ‘increasingly disconnected’ society. It sounds gloomy but it’s not – bear with us! Intended to embody the nation’s mood and outlook as we approach a brand new decade, Tranquil Dawn provides quite a contrast to the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019, ‘Spiced Honey’, providing a haven of... Read More

decorate a dark bedroom 12/09/2019

Dark Bedroom Ideas: How to Decorate with Dark Colours

We know what you’re thinking. Dark bedrooms? Surely that’s something to be avoided when it comes to decor? Quite the contrary, in fact. If done properly, dark bedrooms can be cosy, restful and calming places that create a warm, cocooning effect. Bliss. Not sure where to start? Decorating a dark bedroom is easier than you might think. We’re here to help you make the right choices and give you plenty of dark bedroom ideas to inspire your next decor project. What colour to paint a dark bedroom The best place... Read More

how to layer rugs 10/09/2019

How to Layer Rugs Like a Pro [6 Essential Tips]

Did you know you can layer rugs? It’s a lesser-known but oh-so-stylish interior trend that can transform your floor space; all it takes is a little know-how and a few of your favourite rugs or rug runners. Not sure how to go about it? No worries. We’re here to teach you how to layer area rugs and runners like a pro. Just follow our lead with these 6 key tips from the RunRug experts: Let the room guide you Worried it might look too much? This will depend on the... Read More

what are stair rods? 22/07/2019

Stair Rods or Stair Clips? [What’s the Difference and Which Should I Choose?]

There’s only one way to finish off the perfect stair runner installation; with a beautiful set of stair rods or stair clips. But what’s the difference between the two, we hear you ask? And is one better than the other? Let us take you through the need-to-knows about stair rods and stair clips and get you up to speed: What are Stair Rods? Stair rods are quite simply a set of ornamental rods, most commonly made of metal, used to help keep stair carpeting in place. Where once they were... Read More

The Best Step to Sprucing up your Home on a Budget

You’re flying the nest and taking your first steps of independence with your first home. Whether you’re buying or renting, the excitement will be the same – this is your chance to put your own stamp on the four walls you’ll call your own. Inevitably you’ll be weighing up your budget for each room and carpets and flooring can eat into that. However, you’ll want to make a great first impression to any visitors you’ll receive and your stairs and hallway are a huge part of that. Many young people... Read More

grey hallway ideas dark grey 02/05/2019

5 Grey Hallway Ideas: A Guide to Decorating with Grey

Unsure about working with grey colour schemes for hallways? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve got some fantastic grey hallway ideas to help you make the most of this surprisingly versatile colour all-rounder. From dark greys to metallic pops and making appropriate use of natural lighting and the position of your home, our guide covers lots of grey hallway decorating ideas and techniques. So let’s get stuck in … 1. Be Daring with Dark Grey Dark grey in a hallway? Think we’ve gone mad? Trust us; it works. It... Read More

carpet for high traffic stairs 06/03/2019

What is the Best Carpet for Stairs with High Traffic?

Busy household? Booming business? Carpeted stairs with high traffic can take quite a beating as the months and years go by. And, if the carpet isn’t designed to cope with such heavy use, it can start to look very sorry for itself very quickly indeed. That’s why it’s worth taking a little extra time when choosing your new stair carpet or stair runners to find those with sturdier properties that are built to last. That way, no matter how many pairs of feet (or sets of paws) run up and... Read More

how to stop rugs creeping on carpet 16/02/2019

How to Stop Rugs Moving on Carpet

Rugs, mats and carpet runners have an inconvenient habit of creeping out of their original positions; particularly when placed on top of carpet. Aside from looking a little askew and untidy, a rug or runner that moves around or rucks up on carpet can become a dangerous tripping hazard. With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide on how to stop rugs creeping on carpet and maintain a neat, safe environment in your home. First, though, a quick note on why rugs move on carpet: Why do Rugs Move... Read More

2019 colour trends home decor trends deep green 17/01/2019

2019 Home Decor Colour Trends: The Top 3 Shades to Look Out For

It’s that exciting time of year again where most paint companies have finally released their colours of the year; oh yes, it’s colour trends time! In contrast to 2018’s vibrant reds, statement black walls, bold botanicals and modern metallics, 2019’s colour trends focus more on mindful, energising shades. From Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year, Living Coral, to deep, elegant greens and woodland hues, this year’s home decor trends have taken an overwhelmingly positive and refreshing direction that you’ll want to fill your entire home with. Let’s take a closer... Read More