October 14th, 2014|Interior Design|

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, [...]

September 12th, 2014|Fun|

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 [...]

August 20th, 2014|Industry News|

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 [...]

August 19th, 2014|How-to Guides|

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 [...]

July 10th, 2014|How-to Guides|

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, [...]

June 10th, 2014|Interior Design|

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 [...]

March 5th, 2014|How-to Guides|

The Essential Rug Care Guide

No matter how careful we are, accidents can and do happen. From the slip of a hand at the dinner table, to unknowingly trailing mud across a room, spills and stains can strike at any time. Rugs have infamously been used to strategically cover these eyesores but what happens when the stain is on the [...]

January 31st, 2014|Interior Design|

Colour Psychology for Interior Design

For most, the use of colour only becomes significant when deciding that the living room needs a fresh lick of paint, some new upholstery, or for those mavericks amongst us, a complete house overhaul. More often than not, the challenge of finding the right colour to fit with the room becomes a routine of endless [...]

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