Win a Beautiful Dash & Albert Rug from Cotswold Trading
It's competition time again and this week I'm really pleased to say we are collaborating with the Cotswold Trading Company to give away not just one but two of their lovely rugs.
Based in the picturesque village of Broadway in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cotswold Trading has been sourcing stylish, beautifully designed products for over 20 years. They have an award-winning destination store, which specialises in bringing chic homewares and gifts to the country set. Alongside their store they have a website where you can source inspirational must-haves and browse the quirky collections of home accessories which transform your home and garden into a truly special place.
Cotswold Trading Company have big name brands on board. These include Orla Kiely, Emma Bridgewater, Garden Trading, Cath Kidston and Voyage Maison. Alongside these well known interiors brands there are also some independent boutique designers including Powder Design, Bronte by Moon and Dash & Albert which bring a unique country style to the range of gifts and homewares in the store.
One of their specialities is a great range of rugs, mats and floor runners.
Cotswold Trading Company is a great place for rugs as they offer a fabulous selection from a variety of brands. I've found a great range of door mats from Garden Trading (another brand we love), Fallen Fruits and Artsy Doormats. In addition it's been great to discover brands such as vinyl flooring specialists, Beija Floor, Welsh company The Braided Rug Company and American brand Dash & Albert.
Discovering such a nicely curated range of rugs and runners is really helpful in creating a connected design scheme when sourcing for clients. Fundamental elements of the design like zoning are brought together with key pieces of furniture, styling items and rugs.
Adding well designed rugs to your home introduces style, colour and texture into a room. In addition to this they protect floors and add an element softness and warmth to a room.
There's lots of benefits to adding rugs to your home. Firstly they are significantly cheaper than replacing a carpet. They can be used in addition to carpets or on hard floor surfaces such as floorboards and tiles where they will add an additional layer of protection to your expensive and hard to replace flooring.
Rugs can also add character with colour and pattern that maybe overwhelming on a wall to wall carpet but perfect for zoning and adding a focus to a room.
If you're thinking of where to add a rug in your home consider the following options:
Protect high traffic areas such as hallway or kitchen floors with runners
Under dining tables, coffee tables, bed and in front of fireplaces for zoning and creating focus in a room
For colour use contrasting or complementary coloured or patterned rugs to tie in with the colour scheme in your room
Beside your bed for a comfort under your feet in the morning!
If you're inspired by our ideas for adding rugs to your home we've got some great news for you! We're giving away 2 beautiful rugs from the Dash & Albert collection.
The first is a Dash & Albert Linen & White Herringbone Indoor Outdoor Rug size 61 x 91cm worth £52. It features a classic herringbone pattern in lovely beige and off-white hues. Made from a fade resistant polypropylene the rug is fade resistant and suitable for outdoor use making it perfect for setting up an outdoor entertaining area.
The second is this lovely Dash & Albert Dove Grey Herringbone Cotton Woven Rug – 61 x 91cm worth £40. This one features a classic herringbone pattern in a smart mid grey hue. It is an indoor rug and would look good anywhere in your home.
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Disclaimer: This blog is produced in collaboration with Cotswold Trading Company who have provided the giveaway prize.