Modern Rugs Blog

  1. Valentine's Interior Ideas

    Valentine's Interior Ideas
    The most romantic day of the year is nearly upon us and in amongst the present buying and outfit picking, don’t forget to give your interiors some loving too. Why not include a Valentine’s Day décor overhaul into your preparations? Setting the right mood with your interiors this Valentine’s couldn’t be easier with the help of a few soft furnishings...
  2. Sweep negatives under the rug with our alternative to New Year’s Resolutions

    Sweep negatives under the rug with our alternative to New Year’s Resolutions
       The New Year brings a fresh start, however, contrary to popular belief, a list of resolutions could be the wrong way to go about it. We asked experts how to make a truly positive start to 2015 and sweep negatives from last year under the rug.   No More New Year’s Resolutions Although dosed with good intentions, setting New...
  3. Dressing Your Christmas Tree

    Dressing Your Christmas Tree
    It’s time to deck your halls with bows of holly and make the all-important decoration decisions. With the trusty pine tree being the focal point of most people’s display, we’ve put together a guide to creating the perfect Christmas tree this year.     Keep it balanced  The key to dressing the perfect tree is balance. You don’t want your...
  4. Modern Rugs’ Unsung Hero 2014 revealed!

    Modern Rugs’ Unsung Hero 2014 revealed!
    Last month we were on the hunt for some remarkable people within the local community.And after a thorough search, we are delighted to have crowned Ken Sadler of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham’s Unsung Hero 2014. We invited charities from across the region to nominate dedicated staff and volunteers to receive the red carpet treatment. Five finalists were selected and the...
  5. Vote for County Durham’s Unsung Hero

    Vote for County Durham’s Unsung Hero
      In honour of World Kindness Day on 13th November, we will be rolling out the red carpet for one remarkably selfless person in Modern Rugs’ home county. After asking for nominations from local charities, we unearthed staff and volunteers who deserve special thanks for their hard work.  We wanted to give these people the recognition they deserve and give...
  6. Keep your house warm this winter without breaking the bank

    Keep your house warm this winter without breaking the bank
      With the cold weather closing in, it might be tempting to crank up the thermostat. However, with the average annual UK energy bill costing home owners £1308* last year, you might want to reconsider having your radiators on full blast this winter. According to the UK Parliament, households spend £63 billion a year on heating, power and transport. To give...
  7. The Reality of Student Life

    The Reality of Student Life
        With the start of the university term nearly upon us, students across the UK will be packing up their belongings in preparation for the move into student accommodation. To help make the process of packing a little bit easier we asked 1000 students what they would be taking with them at the start of the September term and what...
  8. We Are Moving!

    We Are Moving!
    Modern Rugs are delighted to announce that due to continuing success, we will be moving to larger premises later this month. The move to Aycliffe Business Park on August 25th will allow Modern Rugs to take advantage of a space six times larger than the current premises in Bishop Auckland. All this space will allow us to stock an even...
  9. How to Make the Most of Small Spaces

    How to Make the Most of Small Spaces
    Up and down the country, box rooms cause homeowners a headache. Just what exactly should be done with the space? Most will give in to the fact that it will forever be known as the junk room. However, with a bit of imagination and some clever décor, these areas can be reclaimed, creating a functional space to add value and...
  10. The Modern Rugs Guide to De-cluttering

    The Modern Rugs Guide to De-cluttering
    With summer now upon us, for many the resolution of spring cleaning may have been and gone without success. The thought of a major de-clutter can sometimes be a daunting one which often leads to us just shutting everything away in a cupboard instead. This out of sight, out of mind approach may seem reasonable, until you realise that you...
  11. DIY Interior Inspiration

    DIY Interior Inspiration
      Accessories are a brilliant way to bring colour into a room, without having to take drastic, permanent measures, as we found out in our colour psychology post. Instead of committing to painting or wallpapering, a simple scattering of cushions, artwork and other soft furnishings provide a perfect temporary solution. With summer just around the corner these flashes of colour...
  12. From Farm, to Factory, to Floor: 'The Journey of the Rug'

    The wool rugs and carpets under our feet are the end product of a very long and skilful process. From summer shearing to cleaning, spinning and weaving, wool goes a through many stages on its way from fleece to floor. We look at the whole process and speak to some experts as they teach us about ‘the journey of the...

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