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Large Rugs

For those who have a slightly larger than normal space to fill, we have a great selection of room size carpets. Ranging from 13ft to 30ft in length, we can show you a wide range of new and old rugs in varying qualities, from Afghan Ziegler, Sultanabad, Fine Garous, Arts and Crafts, Indian Agra to Persian Tabriz to name a few. All of our large rugs are made with natural dyes, are hand knotted and demonstrate true precision in rug design and weave, with many of the rugs taking more than 6 weavers over 18 months to make.

What Is A Large Rug?

A Large area rug is typically used in high traffic areas of the home such as dining rooms and living rooms. Large rugs are the focal point of a home, bringing all the colours and patterns of a room together. There are a vast range of large rug types, patterns and colours for almost any style preference.

Our large rugs are made with natural fibres and hand crafted by master weavers from all over the rug weaving world. You can also let us know your large rug requirements and we will help you choose the perfect large rug for your space.

Our Collection

Our large rugs are suitable for both home and office spaces, with unique and timeless designs. From bold geometric patterns to intricate floral motifs, there is a space for every rug. Whether that is a minimalist home office or a large, classic dining room.

Why Are They Popular?
A large area rug adds warmth and depth and can also define the space in your home or workplace. Large area rugs are very versatile and go well not just with traditional interior styles but also more contemporary styles. As well as adding colour and detail to a room, they are also a piece of art in their own right.

Rugs are one of the few furnishings that can both transform a space and add a comforting feel. They can complement sofas, chairs and tables or act as a piece of furniture themselves. They can make a room look more spacious by breaking up empty spaces and by unifying key pieces of furniture.

Do Large Rugs Improve Your Interior?

Large rugs add pattern and colour to flooring, improve acoustics and reduce echoing in the space and even make floors warmer underfoot. They also add texture and introduce new and complementing colour schemes throughout a space. With so many unique pieces available from across the world, you can be sure to find the right piece for you.

Do Large Rugs Make A Room Look Bigger?
Rugs create and define a space while also making a room feel comfortable and inviting. They also help with acoustics, absorb sound, visually divide rooms in a subtle way and add warmth to any room in your home or workplace. Designers, fashion experts and interior decorators agree that large area rugs tie a room together and complete a design by making the space seem larger.

Selecting The Right Rug

Finding a large rug that fits in your space can be like solving a puzzle. It is easy to get it wrong because there is so much variety in many materials, colours, patterns and sizes. It is important to measure a room in order to determine the best size. Start with the practical requirements before your colour and design preferences, then consider the architecture of the space and how it is used. Are there side or back entrances to consider? Additionally, are there any floor grilles you do not want to cover?
All of these points are important considerations when purchasing a large area rug.

Large Area Rug Patterns & Colours
Designers will tell you that large rugs do a lot more for the room than simply fill the floor. Large rugs create a connection between your furnishings and the space, creating a larger more cohesive feel. There are as many rug types and designs as there are for furniture, lighting and decorating. Room style is not limited to traditional Persian or Afghan rugs for example, but can also include more minimalist contemporary rugs. These modern alternatives can feature bold florals, strong geometric patterns and minimalist abstract shapes.

A patterned rug can have a grounding and calming effect. If you are buying a rug, always consider what kind of pattern, colour and size is right for you. The colours of a room will be influenced by the pattern of the rug and vice versa, so you need to consider the two before selecting your rug.

Large Area Rug Patterns & Colours

Designers will tell you that large rugs do a lot more for the room than simply fill the floor. Large rugs create a connection between your furnishings and the space, creating a larger more cohesive feel. There are as many rug types and designs as there are for furniture, lighting and decorating. Room style is not limited to traditional Persian or Afghan rugs for example, but can also include more minimalist contemporary rugs. These modern alternatives can feature bold florals, strong geometric patterns and minimalist abstract shapes.

A patterned rug can have a grounding and calming effect. If you are buying a rug, always consider what kind of pattern, colour and size is right for you. The colours of a room will be influenced by the pattern of the rug and vice versa, so you need to consider the two before selecting your rug.

What Colour Should Your Rug Be?

Colour is an important element when choosing a large area rug. Deciding on the colour scheme for your rug is crucial for creating the right atmosphere in your space. A large rug lets you play with bold and subtle colours and patterns without overwhelming your space. Whether you go for a modern/contemporary piece or a more traditional /classic rug, there’s no wrong way.

The colour and style of the room determines the personality of the room. Dark, rich colours can make a space feel larger, warm and cheerful colours can add a cosy feel and cool pastel colours can add a feeling of calm. These days, people’s living spaces and work spaces are not just their “homes and work” but also lounging and social areas, entertainment centres and also family rooms. To make the most of these spaces, adding a large area rug can define seating areas and create visual interest.

High Pile vs. Low Pile

“Pile” is simply the term used to describe the warp and weft in a rug. A carpet is made up of fibres and thus the height, looseness and softness of these fibres affects how the carpet looks and feels when, for example, it is walked, sat or lay upon. The pile of a rug is an important consideration when choosing a rug. Low or zero piled rugs are slightly rougher to the touch but are very easy to vacuum. Rugs with longer or fuller piles are soft and inviting underfoot and can help a space feel warm and inviting.

Main Types Of Large Rugs

Rugs come in a wide variety of materials such as cotton, silk and wool. All reflect different styles and have varying levels of fineness and durability, with some yarn types easier to clean than others.

Hand Knotted Rugs
Hand knotted rugs have been woven by various cultures throughout history and this family tradition is still practised today. Hand knotted rugs are created by skilled craftsmen and this type of weaving is used for almost every rug in each of our collections. Each rug requires many months, sometimes years of work to complete.

Flatwoven Rugs
Flat woven rugs are the same construction as knotted rugs, but instead of weaving on vertical looms they are woven on horizontal looms. This type of weaving is commonly used for kilim rugs from the Middle East, India, Pakistan and Turkey.

Woollen Rugs
Woollen rugs are highly sought after as these fibres are used in most hand knotted rugs, providing excellent durability and varying levels of softness and fineness within each rug. These rugs are ideal for areas of high traffic such as living rooms, bedrooms, offices and hallways.
This type of rug holds colour beautifully and is easily cleaned when spills occur. In view of their longevity and durability, woollen rugs are often passed down from generation to generation.

Silk and Silk/Wool Blend Rugs
Silk and silk/wool blend rugs have a luxurious shine that is unmatched by any other fibre. The sheen on silk and silk/wool blend rugs makes them extremely soft to the touch and allows for very fine detailing due to the fineness of the yarns. These rugs are a bit more delicate than pure woollen rugs and are best situated in areas of lower footfall.

Can A Rug Go Underneath Furniture?

You can, for example, use a smaller rug that only sits in front of sofas and chairs, leaving the back legs exposed. You can also use a larger rug that all furniture legs can sit on. It is all down to personal preference.

How Can You Tell If A Rug Is Good Quality?

A well-made rug can last for several generations or even a lifetime. On the whole, differences in high quality rugs are difficult to detect for even the most cautious shoppers. Lustrous natural materials and a flexible yet unyielding weave are good determinants of quality.

Are Classic/Traditional Rugs A Good Investment?

A handmade rug knotted with fibres containing natural dyes and high quality wool or silk should be considered if buying a rug as an investment. A handmade rug that is properly cared for can increase in value, making it one of the most rewarding investments you can make. Such rugs are carefully woven by master weavers from centuries-old techniques and with the highest quality natural materials.

The value of your rug can be influenced by modern interior trends. But antique or vintage handmade rugs are still in high demand because of their natural materials, vegetable dyed colours and quality weaves. In general, the symmetry and precision of weaving is paramount for such rugs while an unusual design will also greatly add to the value.

Why Choose London House Rugs?

We have decades of experience when it comes to sourcing and selling large handmade rugs. We are dedicated to supplying the highest quality rugs with the most eclectic mix of designs and offer a complimentary home viewing service. This lets our clients see their selection of rugs in their homes and properties.

Whether you’re looking for something traditional or you want to add some retro style to your space, you’ll find what you’re looking for at London House Rugs. We offer free delivery within mainland UK and if the rug is not right, you can just return it to us for a full refund within 30 calendar days.


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