Right now we're all about Hygge — for those not in the know, this Scandinavian trend is all about keeping as comfy and cosy as possible. Think creature comforts like argyle sweaters, and cuddling up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. The roots of the trend have been traced to Denmark, and who are we to argue with the official happiest country on earth?
One great way to Hygge up your home is with those luxury touches, like rugs. Blue is associated with light and space, so a rug in this hue is ideal for opening up your home.
The entrance hall, if you have one, is a great place to put a rug as it adds an instant welcoming touch, and since most of our rugs are machine washable, they're ideal for keeping your carpet clean, too. A traditional, Persian-style rug is perfect here — the vintage look just feels like home. Ombre is also on trend right now, so why not invest in a rug in varying shades of blue? Place in your living room to keep your living space up to date.
Dark blue goes great with grey, if your taste is traditional and you prefer the sophisticated, minimalist look, but if you like to stand out, pair a bright blue with zingy apple green for complimentary colours that bring out the best in each other.
If you have a back door in the kitchen, this can cause draughts. A long runner rug in front of the door will keep the cold out! To keep your bedroom as relaxing as it should be, a soft, fluffy rug is key, and we have animal pattern rugs that will keep the kids playing happily in their rooms too.
You know what they say: if you can't beat them, join them, so keep the blues at bay by brightening up your home with a blue rug.