Key Trends

With Miriam Flower

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August, 2019

There’s nothing we love more at Flair HQ than new rugs! We’ve recently released our latest Flair catalogue, so we sat down with designer Miriam Flower to get all the insider knowledge on our latest ranges.

Hey Miriam, so what are the key trends this year?

There are a few key trends that are coming up at the moment, one of them is clay tones and oversized geometrics and the other one is a continuation of the Berber trend. So the oversized geometrics we can see in our Moderno and Moda ranges, and the Berber trend we can see in the Dakari range.

What Key colours can we expect to see in this year’s Flair Book?

So a key colour that we’re really seeing coming through is teal so we brought it in across a few different ranges, we’ve brought it in in Moda in the Archer design, and this is quite a nice rug because it has a few different tones of teal and also in the Dakari range we brought it in in Nuru. Also clay tones are really key at the moment so that’s in the Moderno range.

What’s your favourite composition to work with?

I think wool is my favourite composition to work with, I think a wool rug brings a sophisticated look to a room. For me as a designer it’s one of the qualities that has the widest range of colours to work with, so it’s got the widest colour pallet which is quite fun for me to play with.

What techniques are we going to see a lot of this year?

The semi-plain is really coming in at the moment, so the way that we’ve brought this in this season is through Gigi and we’re using a technique called ‘cut and loop’ which gives different heights to the rug and different textures so it brings some interesting elements to quite a plain rug.

 

From the new collection what is your favourite rug and why?

My favourite rug that’s coming in is the Esre rug from the Moderno range, I love the oversized geometric shapes and I think the colours are really on trend and I think it’s really cool and I actually want it for my flat.

If you were going to pick one from our existing collection what would you choose and why?

I think I would choose the Blossom rug from the Infinite range, it’s quite neutral but with pops of different colours and it’s Polyester so it’s really easy to look after, it’s quite contemporary and cool!

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We’re passionate about rugs, not content to follow trends, we help shape them.

We use our experience to blend materials and design in a way that delivers exciting and inspiring rugs. We love what we do, we think you might too.

Give your floors Flair.

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t: 01457 850 650
e: sales@flairrugs.com

How to choose the right rug

Are you ready to buy a new rug but not sure which size would suit your space?

Whether you’re looking for a rug for your living room, dining area or bedroom, it’s important to consider both the size of your space and your furniture. We’ve worked with Linen’s Limited to create the ultimate rug layout guide:

Find out more about our colourful Spectrum rug featured in the infographic here.

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We’re passionate about rugs, not content to follow trends, we help shape them. We use our experience to blend materials and design in a way that delivers exciting and inspiring rugs.

We love what we do, we think you might too.

Give your floors Flair.

Get in touch

t: 01457 850 650
e: sales@flairrugs.com

Caring for your rug

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JUNE, 2017

You’ve spent many a painstaking hour searching for your perfect Flair rug, and finally you’ve nailed down a choice from the vast portfolio. The hard work is done!

The great news is that all our rugs are simple to care for, so once down there’s no complex maintenance. Whether wool, polyester or polypropylene fibre, you can keep your underfoot pride and joy looking its best by following these simple tips.

Stopping at source

Stopping debris at source is the best way to prevent it finding its way onto your rug! We recommend employing sufficient entrance matting so that guests can wipe their shoes before entering the home. It sounds simple, but it’s an often-neglected aspect of home ownership, and one that can prevent nasty surprises from being ground into your Flair rug.

Natural Living Seagrass rug

Vacuuming

Vacuuming is our next port of call, admittedly not the most exciting of subjects but from time to time our rugs will require more than a simple shaking out. Aim to vacuum your Flair rug once a week, possibly more if in a high traffic area like a hallway, ensuring you vacuum both vertically and horizontally to attack all angles of the rug’s fibre. This should help to pick up any awkward debris, for instance pet hairs.

When disaster does strike, it is recommended to act as quickly as possible; after all, the longer a spillage is left on the surface of your rug, the greater potential there is to stain.

Acting Fast

If the spillage is left for too long, you could require the help of a professional service, and based on experience this will not be a cheap job! If your rug will be laid in a space with high potential for stains (eg. a child’s room or dining room), we recommend choosing from our polypropylene range. This fibre boasts added stain resistance, so ideal for areas of this type.

How to attack stains

Quick action can often prevent staining, but this can’t always be the case. If you’ve removed excess moisture and there’s still marking, carefully blot using paper towels and tap water in an attempt to reduce the stain. A word of warning: the myth of removing red wine using white wine is exactly that – a myth! Equally, fairy liquid should be avoided, as stains can reappear once residue has subsided. WoolSafe’s Carpet Cleaning App is a good point of call.

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About

We’re passionate about rugs, not content to follow trends, we help shape them.

We use our experience to blend materials and design in a way that delivers exciting and inspiring rugs. We love what we do, we think you might too.

Give your floors Flair.

Get in touch

t: 01457 850 650
e: sales@flairrugs.com