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Interesting neutral rugs

11.08.17
We offer 4 gorgeous neutral rugs with a difference. Using golds, silvers and the occasional pop of colour adds interest, depth and richness. Neutrals don't have to be boring.

You hear the words ‘neutral rug’ and in your mind images of rugs in soft greys and varying hues of beige spring to mind. Because these are neutral colours we think that they will slot in nicely with our existing scheme. Job done. Actually they can often stand out too much and distract from the overall scheme, like a floating block of too pale a colour staring you in the face. Adding depth and richness to a neutral rug with golds, silvers and the slightest pops of colour give a neutral rug added interest. The depth created by these additions helps to make the rug blend in more as the metallics help ground the design. Golds and silvers are in fact neutrals anyway, so don’t be scared. We offer four interesting neutral rugs (five, if you include Peacock Palms and if dusky, muted blues and greys are your go-to neutral).

Mandela Viscose, Hand tufted wool & viscose, from £895.

First up, our Mandela Viscose rug. One of our most popular rugs and here’s why…

Mandela Viscose
Mandela Viscose
Mandela Viscose detail
Mandela Viscose detail
Mandela Viscose rug by Wendy Morrison, chinoiserie style.
Mandela Viscose rug with Mandela Moon cushion.

Wendy has added interest to this rug by using silver viscose for the branches and foliage motifs. Pops of colour in the birdie and the butterflies, also in viscose, lift the design into something prettier and more interesting. They also pick out other colours in a room, helping to connect the rug with other elements in a scheme (see above for a great example of this).

Here’s how we styled Mandela Viscose in The Mandela Viscose Rug Story. You will see how we’ve picked out the yellow, the pink and the teal of the accent colours of the rug.

The Mandela Viscose Rug Story
The Mandela Viscose Rug Story

 

Sunburst Rug, hand tufted wool & viscose, from £895.

Now, let’s look at our Sunburst rug. Art-Deco inspired rays of golden viscose burst out of a central golden sun.  Here Wendy proves that gold is in fact a neutral.

 

Sunburst is one of Wendy Morrison's interesting neutral rugs. Art Deco inspired rays of golden viscose sunshine burst out from a central golden sun in this neutral rug with a difference.
Sunburst
Sunburst Detail
Sunburst

And this…. is how stylist and blogger Sarah Akwisombe styled it…

Stylist and blogger Sarah Akwisombe styles Wendy Morrison's Sunburst rug.
Stylist and blogger Sarah Akwisombe styles Sunburst

 

Wisteria Rug, hand tufted wool & viscose, from £895.

And onto our graceful Wisteria rug. Keeping with gold our most recent neutral is the stylish, sophisticated Wisteria. Shimmering droplets of warm gold viscose adorn this rug, echoing the way wisteria falls gracefully from its branches. To add interest Wendy has placed three hummingbirds, one in the top right corner and two in the bottom left corner, in the very versatile colour of Indian Teal, again in viscose.

One of Wendy Morrison's interesting neutral rugs, Wisteria. A sophisticated neutral adorned with shimmering warm, gold droplets and three indian teal hummingbirds.
Swallows Wisteria 
Wendy Morrison

The gold (above) ties together the brass legs of the white leather bench, the gold legs of the chair and the yellow pouffe.

 

Wisteria rug

See how the gold droplets and placement of the birds help to create depth .

One of Wendy Morrison's interesting neutral rugs, here a close up detail of Wisteria rug
Close up detail of Wisteria

Ochre Florals, hand tufted wool, from £750.

And last but by no means least Ochre Florals. Yellow ochre florals with a pale turquoise accent pop out of a neutral base of sketchy grey flower motifs. This muted tone of yellow adds warmth to the rug and will work with similarly warm colours and materials (think wood) in the scheme. The turquoise accent is playful and pretty.

 

One of Wendy Morrison's interesting neutral rugs. Yellow ochre florals pop out from a grey sketchy floral base to create warmth and add interest.
Ochre Florals
One of Wendy Morrison's interesting neutral rugs. Yellow ochre florals pop out from a grey sketchy floral base to create warmth and add interest.
Ochre Florals

If you are looking for a neutral rug with a difference and would like help making your decision please give us a call or send us an email and we can help you make the right choice.

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