When it comes to buying rugs, the words of the Rolling Stones song “You can’t always get what you want” spring to mind. With rug sizes and shapes, it can be so difficult to find something that really fits your living space. And if you want more than one rug in different sizes the task can seem virtually impossible.
Typical UK rug and runner sizes
Generally, rug sizes are fairly standard with a small size of 80cm x 150cm, medium size of 120cm x 170cm, you may find a European size of around 135cm x 195cm at rug specialists and companies like Ikea, a large size of 160cm x 230cm and (when available) an extra-large size of 200cm x 290cm. When searching for a hallway runner then you'll find the sizes are less standard, but usually around 60cm to 67cm in width and between 200cm and 300cm in length. So, looking for rugs that are vastly different from the aforementioned sizes is going to prove difficult. Finding shaped rug like a circle, oval or half-moon is going to seriously limit you choice of size and style, and if you are looking for an off the wall shape, then you may as well just forget it.
However, as the Rolling Stones song also states “But if you try sometimes, well, you just might find. You get what you need”. Yes, there is a solution! At iwantarug.com the rugs are custom made at a standard price to your specific size, shape and design. This means we can produce rug or carpet-runner in any width between 60cm (2 ft) and 400cm (13 ft) and in lengths from 120cm (4 ft) to 600cm (19ft 6in).
Shaped rugs can be produced in circular, oval, half-moon and even irregular shapes like hearts and lips. Or maybe you have an area that requires an “L shaped rug” or a “T shaped rug” these can be produced but you would need to contact us for a quote.
A popular shape that is totally overlooked by UK suppliers is square rugs, at iwantarug.com we can produce all of our designs as a square, but, sometimes the designs don’t look quite right when they are squashed from oblong to square. We do have a category dedicated to square rugs, here we have taken some of the popular designs and made the better suit a square shape. However, if you are working with one of our oblong designs that just doesn’t look quite right as a square, just shoot us an email from the listing using the “press to contact us” button and we’ll give you a solution.
With carpet runners, you may require a long length that will distort the design. You may even prefer the stretched design, the above example shows the variations of a 60cm x 230cm length runner design that has been stretched to around 500cm along with the revised design to approximate the original design scaling. You can have the design either way, just hit the “press to contact us” button, add your required size and we’ll produce a re-scaled image.
Your design Ideas
Some of our clients have a definite idea of a design they want, while others know what they want but have a very vague image in their head. A problem shared can be soon become a design in progress. Just do a quick and simple sketch and photograph it with your mobile phone, then forward it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what colours you had in mind. We’ll come back with a basic design concept.
Today's home décor marketplace is dominated by the trending colours, which can make it hard when you want to add a little creativity of your own. We see the accent colour trends change from duck egg blue to ochre yellows to dusky pinks, which are generally seated on a bed of greys, beige or taupe.
While it can appear easier mixing and matching décor when it comes to furnishings like cushions and curtains, it’s another story altogether when following the theme to your floor. Today’s carpet colours are frankly, very boring, and while wood floors look very elegant, they rarely offer the pizzazz of colour that a room sometimes needs.
So to give the room some colouration you have to rely on soft furnishing or wall colour. The problem with wall colour is it can sometimes be too “in your face” while the impractical soft furnishing trend of throwing piles of cushions on a sofa means you have trouble finding a place to sit.
Without a doubt, the most practical way of adding much-needed colour to a room is a rug. To be fair, there is a good range of colours in rugs if you are looking for yellows, blues, pinks, greys and beiges. But buying greens, red, purple, terracottas and your options are seriously limited. Your options become even more restricted when you want to combine various colours.
The sad fact is there is 1000’s colour variation available to rug manufactures, but they only tend to use what is trending at the time. So you have this perfect picture of your ideal rug in your head, surely someone must produce it.
At iwantarug.com we can turn that perfect picture in your head to reality. Sitting at this side of the fence I have the conversation time and time again with clients who have abandoned many of their options. It’s really nice to have the ability to rekindle those options and give the benefit of my experience.
One of our clients had a big square room in a typically pre-war house with Art Deco features and ordered two extremely large three seater sofas, one in royal blue the other in a mustard yellow. She wanted a large square rug in predominantly midnight blue and ochre yellow to subtly enhance the Art Deco feel. She chose our Art Deco panel design which worked well as a square with no modification. The rug as produced and delivered in 6 weeks from ordering.
The rug this client had made wasn’t that unusual, the colour combination of blue and yellows seem to fit the trends, but the combination of dark blue and yellow just wasn’t available in the size of the rug she requested.
At iwantarug.com, we have over 90 colours available in quality samples with a further 1300 variations. You can choose the colours that you want to see in the rug, you can tweak the design, you can even produce your own design. Furthermore, we produce a quality bespoke product that is priced similar to high street brands offering similar qualities.
Our rugs are handmade using 100% wool or a combination of wool and viscose. The factory in India has skilled artisans who will convert the design into a finished hand-tufted, jute backed rug. Our website has hundreds of design templates that allow you to colour and recolour in 90+ standard colour options. If there’s something you want to change colours or segments of the design, just email us and it will be done