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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

5 Store Cupboard Staples To Remove Stains From Carpets

​ As we squint at another unintelligible ingredient list on the latest bottle of stain remover, it is little wonder that parents now devise their own solutions when it comes to cleaning the dog’s paw marks off the new sofa, or picking up the final few baked beans as they’re toppled onto the carpet.   Thankfully, there remain a few store cupboard ingredients that offer a more natural remedy to remove even the hardiest of stains. So, the next time you’re down on all fours scr...

Posted On: 13/11/2017

How To Select The Right Rug For Your Home

Wool Afghan rugs, contemporary tapestries, practical runners and the plethora of traditional rugs are just a few of the potential floor-coverings that may tempt you when furnishing your home. The colour, design and texture of a rug can provide real personality and add to the ambience of a room. However, it can often feel as though it’s a bit of a minefield! With some consideration and our help, we hope you’re able to choose the most appropriate rug for you and your home. Here are o...

Posted On: 25/10/2017

10 Ways To Stay Cosy This Winter

If there is one thing we should trust the Scandinavians on at this time of year, it should be on how to bring warmth to the coldest months. So, it is little surprise we draw inspiration from the Danish concept of Hygge – this unique, cosy style is something they have down to an art form which we can now draw light from where we once found dark. To warm your heart, read on for 10 tips on how to stay cosy this winter - and prepare to get Hygge with it. Create Warm Light Nothing bre...

Posted On: 22/10/2017

A History of Persian Carpets

It is well known that Persian rugs are a highly sought-after and desirable home textile in today’s Western world. But, how many of us know their real history and understand the value that bears where the oldest one was discovered and what they were they were produced for originally? To the people of Iran, Persian carpets and the Iranian rug-weaving industry evoke a strong sense of national pride.  Lavish and beguiling, Persian rugs were being woven before the first Persian Empire w...

Posted On: 25/09/2017

How to Identify Traditional Afghan Rugs

How does one identify a carpet as an authentic Afghan rug? If they came from Afghanistan originally, where are they made now and most importantly, where can you source one? Well, you’re certainly in the right place to buy, so let’s focus on the history, characteristics and the key styles to look out for in the traditional Afghan rug. Rugs from Afghanistan have retained their popularity within the Afghan community both in the East and having emigrated over time, now also in the West. T...

Posted On: 19/09/2017

Burghley Horse Trials 2017

This year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials take place from 31st August to 3rd September, with the gates opening at 7.30am. We’ll be there! Will you? Over the four day event, 160,000 visitors are expected to come through the gates of Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. The horse trials have taken place within the beautiful parklands of Burghley House, for over 50 years’.  The event is well renowned a...

Posted On: 30/08/2017

How To Achieve The Best Layered Rug Look

It can be great fun but plenty of hard work decorating a property, but even if you think you have a real eye for interior design there’s one place that is almost impossible for you to get just right – your own home. Just about everybody can walk into a friend or family member’s home and either pick fault with a piece of artwork or marvel at how comfortable the sofa is and how great the table display is. So, why can’t we get our own homes to meet the same high standards and what can w...

Posted On: 22/08/2017

A History Of Flying Carpets

Many will have marvelled at the magic of 1992s Disney blockbuster, Aladdin, starring a sentient Persian rug, aptly named ‘Carpet’. With the ability to fly, think, feel and whisk Aladdin high over Agrabah, this key supporting character is probably the most famous flying carpet in modern day culture. As there is not much to note in more recent literature, those looking for a flying carpet throwback can find this very special character today in the highly praised Aladdin Musical. But ...

Posted On: 15/08/2017

Woven Histories into Rugs

Being faithful to colour and design is one of the main responsibilities for the Afghan refugees, who weave the unique, yet striking Afghan Kazak rugs. Originally, the rugs were assembled by Turkmen (Turkic people located primarily in central Asia) and exported from Pakistan, however, now the duty seems to have been passed to the people of Pakistan since many raw materials for the process of rug making have been located on the edge of the country.  A diverse range of cultures and...

Posted On: 24/07/2017