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Enhance your room with a bespoke rug

Enhance your room with a bespoke rug

Hard floors and fitted carpet can benefit from a rug

Design your own rug with John Cooper CarpetsIncreasingly hard floors are a popular choice downstairs, whether hardwood, laminate, vinyl or tile. Incredibly practical, they can lack a certain snugness which can be easily remedied with a rug. A rug has a unique way of bringing together all the elements of a room, such as the style and colour scheme. A rug can also be laid over wall-to-wall carpet to enhance a room.

There are many other benefits of having a rug:

Noise reduction

A rug will significantly decrease the noise in your space. Carpet quieter to walk on than a hard floor and also absorbs sound from the air. Lay down an area rug and listen to the difference.

Comfort and warmth

Carpet is, of course, a lot softer than a hard floor and far more comfortable to stand on. A rug is also warmer than a hard floor, providing greater insulation, especially if it has a pad under the rug.

Layered rugs by Alternative FlooringCosy space

A rug helps space feel grounded. When properly placed, a rug can help anchor the furniture in a room, which helps to create a cozy, intimate space. For example a living room rug should be large enough that all the main pieces of furniture are all sitting on or touching the rug. Without the rug, it can feel as though the furniture is lost or floating in the room.

JCC Top Tip: Choose the biggest rug you can afford for the space to pull the room together.

A rug can also help the space the feel calmer. Energy travels quickly over hard surfaces, and more slowly over soft surfaces. Fast-flowing energy can create feelings of excitability or anxiety, so with nothing to slow down the energy flow, space can feel somewhat chaotic. A rug slows the energy and introduces a sense of calm.

Choose the largest rug you can afford to fit your space


A rug can actually have a positive effect on allergens in the home. For years, people with allergies have been advised to remove all carpeting from the home, as carpets trap allergens. Recent studies have shown that carpet is actually beneficial to allergy sufferers because it traps allergens, keeping them out of the air, where they will be breathed in. If you have no carpet in your home and suffer from allergies or other breathing conditions, you may find that a rug will help alleviate some of those problems.

Design your own rug with John Cooper Carpets

Design your own rug with John Cooper CarpetsGone are the days when you need to trawl around furniture stores searching for a rug to match your room’s size and colour scheme. We can help you create a rug that is perfect for your space.

Choose the main material for the centre of your rug from a huge selection. Choose your border style – single, double, narrow, wide, piping… it’s your call! And choose your border fabric: cotton, jute, linen, leather, faux suede, tweed, herringbone… there’s quite a choice! Choose your colours. Then choose the exact size that you require for your room.

JCC Top Tip: If you are playing it safe with plain coloured furniture, bring personality and fun into your room with a bold statement rug, think colour and pattern…

Come along to the John Cooper Carpets showroom in Lymington or call us to discuss how you can make your room cosier with a bespoke rug. We can design with you a rug from the Alternative Flooring and Greendale Carpets ranges.