Plain Rugs from Dunelm Mill

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Plain rugs are a very popular choice with households around the UK. They are one of the most versatile rugs on the market and can be added to all decors, whether modern or traditional. Plain rugs have the option to either subtly blend into to an existing design or act as a vibrant focal point to a room whilst still complementing the existing decor. Plain rugs are available in a whole host of styles from plain shaggy rugs to short pile rugs, the options are endless.

  1. What is a plain rug?
  2. Aspects to consider when purchasing a plain rug
  3. Plain rug care
  4. View our range of plain rugs

What is a plain rug?

Plain rugs are a truly simple and elegant product. The versatility of the design means that they can be used in all rooms of the home and will provide all of the practicalities and functions of a rug whilst maintaining a simple understated look to your floor. The composition of the rug such as different weaves and pile lengths is one of the key characteristics of these rugs which differs from other rugs where the colour or pattern may be a key consideration.

Aspects to consider when purchasing a plain rug

Plain rugs are often considered to be a very elegant and timeless flooring option. That is not to say that the plain rug will have no visual impact on the room, more that the colour can be used as a simple and stylish addition to the floor as opposed to the striking contrasting element that can come from introducing a patterned rug to the existing decor of your home. A shaggy style rug, that benefits from a deep pile composition, will add a touch of warmth and comfort to a room, ideal for placing in front of the fire on those cold winter evenings. A shorter pile rug can help to add depth of material as well as a splash of colour to your flooring.

Size is a very important consideration when looking to purchase a rug. The price of the rug will often depend on the size of rug required so it is important that you measure the available flooring space before purchasing. However, the shape of the rug can also make all the difference to the overall look and feel that the rug creates. When looking to purchase a contemporary styled rug then you may wish to maintain the sharp angles, consequently a plain rectangular or square rug may be the ideal option to ensure those sharp clean edges are clearly displayed.

The colour of a plain rug is a truly important aspect to consider when looking to purchase. The beauty of this type of rug lies in its simplicity and ability to adapt and complement most decors. Since the design of a plain rug is characterised by it’s understated simple charm then the colour selected becomes all the more important. Whether you opt for a strong and vibrant bold shade to add a splash of colour to an otherwise neutral room or purely crave that extra layer of luxurious material underfoot then a neutral beige or cream carpet may add the perfect subtle touch to your flooring.

The price of a rug is always a major consideration. As a general rule the larger the rug the more expensive it is likely to be, however, there are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration when looking at the price of a flooring addition. The first would be the required size of the rug for the selected room. If you want a large square rug to cover the majority of a carpet then perhaps a room sized rug would be the best option. This size of rug will often be substantially more expensive than its smaller counterparts, however, the material selected for the rug is also a price consideration. Some materials will make the price of the rug higher than others, in general, the thicker the feel of the carpet and therefore the longer the pile the more likely it is that the rug will be relatively expensive. However, rugs are a one off investment and something that can last for many years so choosing the right rug in terms of size, colour and material is important to ensure that you are happy with the look and feel of it for many years to come.

Plain rug care

As mentioned above, there are many different types and designs of plain rugs which use a variety of different materials. Consequently, it is important to follow the individual product specific cleaning and care instructions that are provided with each plain rug sold here at Dunelm Mill.