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Christmas Interior Design Trends

Christmas is a fabulous time of year that most of us look forward to, yet somehow the stress of wanting everything to go well can take the shine off our festive break. One way to help get everyone in the right frame of mind is to set the tone. Thick woolly jumpers, open fires, hot chocolate and decorations are things that we all associate with winter in general, but specifically Christmas. Getting your interior design right this Christmas can help everyone to enjoy a haven of good cheer...

Posted On: 05/12/2018

How To Furnish Your Home For Winter

As temperatures dip and being outside becomes less appealing, we take a look at the best bits of advice to make your home a haven of warmth and cosiness this winter. While winter isn’t the most enjoyable season, the thought of cosy evenings in front of a fire, hot cocoa, and bare feet on a thick warm rug while it’s freezing outside, are all appealing. As Christmas approaches, it’s good to have a post-Christmas plan in place to ensure your home continues to be a welcoming escape from...

Posted On: 19/11/2018

How to Make The Most of Halloween Interiors

As we settle into Autumn and prepare for the coming Winter months, we have the chance to take inspiration from the variety of natural colours that surround us and bring them into our homes. Autumnal colours include orange, red, burgundy, mustard, bottle green and midnight blue. What’s more, Halloween is just around the corner, so why not create a spooky space that can last all year round? If you love Halloween, orange, black and greys should be your colours of choice. Choose a main room...

Posted On: 22/10/2018

Oakham Shop Announcement

Our shop in Oakham opened its doors for the last time on Saturday 15th September. We have thoroughly enjoyed the last 25 years and will miss all the people we have met in that time! However, it is time to make changes to the way we do business. We are still trading but not from the shop. Instead, we are providing a fully bespoke, home consultancy service, whereby we bring our beautiful rugs out to you. We will, of course, be continuing to provide our cleaning and repair service...

Posted On: 24/09/2018

3 Interior Design Trends For Autumn 2018

As the seasons relentlessly roll on, the flowers of summer are swapped for the leaves of autumn, and the trends that looked great on a bright summers day fade into the background in favour of a more seasonal touch. While fundamental aspects change, like colour palettes and patterns, achieving the new look can be easier than you think. Below we’ll take a look at what’s going to be hot this autumn and winter, and give you tips on how to achieve the look without remortgaging your home. ...

Posted On: 18/09/2018

Burghley Horse Trials 2018

We're busy preparing to attend the upcoming Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on 30th August until 2nd September. We attend each year, but this time around we’ve got double the space, which means double the delights. Where can you find us? We’ll be on Avenue B, so be sure to stop by to discover some new and interesting pieces, plus many half-price bargains! What to expect The horse trials have taken place within the beautiful parklands of Burghley House, for over 50 years’....

Posted On: 13/08/2018

6 Summerhouse Décor Ideas

Adding a summerhouse to your garden can create a sanctuary of peace and relaxation you can enjoy on those long hot summer afternoons. In the past, many people have been content with a comfortable chair and a quiet space, but as summerhouses become more popular, we’re seeing an increasing number of them decorated to reflect the owner’s personality, or to make the space into something truly special. Here we’ll take a look at a few ideas that will help you to make the most of your garden ...

Posted On: 16/07/2018

Seven of the Hottest Outdoor Décor Trends in 2018

​ As the weather warms up, it’s time to turn our attention outside; there’s so much more to a thoughtfully decorated house than the plain old interior. So, with the summer season almost in full swing, let’s take a look at a few ideas to inject some style into your home’s green space. Mood Lighting Often overlooked when we step outdoors, getting the lighting spot on can turn an understated patio into an evening centre stage. Globe bulbs create the perfect ambience; whether c...

Posted On: 12/06/2018

4 Super Simple Steps to Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom

​ Whether friends or family; loved ones or lesser-knowns: you want your guests to be wowed by their temporary sleeping quarters – as such, the guest bedroom is a prize of many households. Your guest room is a space in which you can inject hints of personality – creating homes-away-from-home with an added five-star sparkle. So, here are five simple tips for creating a guest bedroom with real wow-factor. Amp Up the Greenery Nothing brings life to a room like a few freshly-pott...

Posted On: 10/05/2018

3 Decorating Tips To Improve Any Room

Designers aren’t the only ones that are creative types, there’s a good chance you’re just as eager to use your imagination to explore and dream a little. Even though it can be good to let your creative impulses run wild, there are a few tips and tricks that will help to ensure you get great results no matter what you do. 1) Don’t clutter Part of the appeal of spending time in any particular room is down to more than just the way it looks. The room needs to be comfortable too. A...

Posted On: 15/04/2018

4 Reasons A Bespoke Rug Will Brighten Your Home

​ Our homes are a deeply personal space. While we cannot control every feature of the external design, we can certainly take ownership of the décor. Bringing personalised shapes, colours and finishes to the flooring can turn any run-of-the-mill parquet into a timeless centrepiece – a statement of intent that defines the overall flow of the design. So, what are the benefits of opting for a custom rug? Curl Your Toes Around Some Wool Wooden floors are à la mode in most contempora...

Posted On: 14/03/2018

Oakham Rugs Clearance Sale

Our clearance sale is now in full swing. We’re offering up to 50% off everything in stock! This sale marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. We’re changing how we do things. In-line with online sales trends and the demand for more personalised home visit consultancy services, we’ve decided to move away from having an on-premise shop. As such, we’re making the move to trading online and providing our valued customers with tailored home visits only. So, we’re...

Posted On: 21/02/2018

Style Steal: Recreating Harry and Meghan’s Secret Getaway

While one could spend hours fawning over the lives of luxury that this newly betrothed couple enjoy, we’d rather spend our time thinking of ways to introduce elements of their extravagance into our own interior décor. Taking inspiration from the sustainable Kenyan safari lodge in which the two celebrated Meghan’s recent thirty-‘ahem’th birthday, we got to thinking how one could house a bit of the savannah into our modest abodes. Brass Ornaments A standout item in many-a-saf...

Posted On: 21/01/2018

Christmas At Oakham Rugs

Christmas is right around the corner and we’re busy assisting customers to ensure their homes are adorned with beautiful rugs ready for when their guests descend for the traditional festivities. Christmas opening hours The Oakham Rugs store will be closed from 23 December and will re-open on 2nd January. What’s in store for 2018 We’re preparing for a ‘Fabulous February Sale’! Something we’re incredibly excited about, so be sure to keep a lookout for more information....

Posted On: 13/12/2017

Christmas Décor Trends

​ Now the capital has switched on its iconic display, who are we to argue that Christmas isn't just around the corner. Rather than the usual rolling-of-the-eyes, it’s high-time for excitement!   So, let’s look at the trends that will deck our homes this Noel. Scandinavian Inspiration With all the recent chatter about Hygge, there’s no surprise that Danish décor will fill many homes this December.    Those masters of comfort know a thing or two about b...

Posted On: 04/12/2017