As we head towards autumn, it’s time to begin thinking of ways to update your luxury home for the new season, and from changing up the colour scheme to adding new fabrics and textures, it’s a chance to add some warmth and cosiness to your living space in anticipation of an increased amount of time spent at home (although this time, hopefully not in lockdown!).
All of a sudden, those hardwood and tiled floors you’ve loved throughout the summer months feel cold and uninviting, but rather than laying a permanent option like a carpet, a new rug could be all that’s needed – adding softness beneath your feet and making for a unique and season-friendly style statement your guests will love, too. And luxury sustainable rug brand, Rug Solid, is just the place to find a unique and environmentally friendly choice.
We’re all familiar with the saying ‘from rags to riches’ – but how about ‘from rags to rugs’? Funnily enough, it’s a phrase that perfectly describes the creation of Rug Solid, with the company’s founder, Tina Stoneman, coming up with the creative idea of making rugs from waste material produced by the fashion industry.
Unsettled by the impact of the fashion industry on our planet, it was this quest for a more sustainable way to live that brought the brand to life, with Tina’s cotton and leather designs quickly winning her a legion of loyal fans and a growing customer base who supported her ethical approach.
Since the brand’s inception, it has continued to grow and develop in new ways, but has always kept sustainability at its core, with a range of cool designs that push the boundaries of design whilst ensuring minimal environmental impact and materials now including recycled plastic, wool and bamboo.
Tina explained: “When creating our rug designs, we ask ourselves, will this add value to someone’s life?” – because we believe that in order for something to be truly sustainable, it also has to be truly great, as great things are valuable things.”
In the age of mass production, Rug Solid makes it a priority to focus on quality craftsmanship, with each of its designs built to last, and guaranteed to stand the test of time. Designed in Denmark and painstakingly handmade in India, the brand ensures quality, durability and aesthetic appeal, all rolled into one – so it’s easy to see why it has become such a beloved choice amongst luxury home owners.
If you’re not already sold, then you soon will be – because here are three of our top picks to see you through autumn winter, and far beyond.
Bamboo ‘Illusion’ rug in terracotta
It’s almost unbelievable that this beautifully stylish rug is made from none other than bamboo, and with its clean lines and geometric design, it’s the perfect pick for any modern luxury home. The terracotta shade is the perfect pick for autumn, bringing warmth and cosiness into any living space, and the softness beneath your feet on cold days will no doubt be welcome.
Cotton rug in guilty green
Although this hand-woven cotton rug is available in a range of different colours, guilty green is a rich and verdant shade that will effortlessly facilitate the current trend of bringing the outdoors indoors. Despite the name, this environmentally-friendly rug is, in fact, a guilt-free option.
Pair with plenty of plants and foliage, and keep the basic colour scheme minimalistic for a chic and sophisticated vibe that will leave you feeling well-connected with nature and more relaxed and calm as a result.
Recycled plastic rug in grape
The idea of a plastic rug might not seem that luxurious, but the look and feel of this stylish rug will surprise you. Soft and flexible, you’d never know its origins if you didn’t ask, and while we’re all making a concerted effort to reduce plastics in our homes, it’s safe to say that by investing in one of Rug Solid’s plastic offerings, you’ll be doing the environment a favour.
When it comes to plastic waste, there is no such thing as throwing it ‘away’, because there is no ‘away’ – and some 80 percent of it cannot be broken down. So the best thing we can do is reuse where possible – and in the form of this gorgeous rug, it’s one of the best ways to do so we’ve seen. In a rich grape shade, it exudes opulence and a regal feel that is a quick and easy way to add a little something extra to your home.