The Rug Beneath My Feet

Ethnic pattern kelim in black and grey - practical choice for dog owners

I’ve been looking for a new rug for the living room for some time. I loved my Beni Ourain style rug. In fact I loved it a LOT, but then we got a dog. A cream shaggy rug and a big dog do not go together as you can imagine. Muddy paws, dog biscuit crumbs and the fact that he liked it rather too much for drying himself when he was wet, meant that the rug never looked clean. It was either the rug or the dog. And although the BF voted for the rug (only joking, I think), he was overruled and the rug had to go.

And then, just in the nick of time the lovely people at Modern Rugs invited me to choose a new one.

Ethnic pattern kelim in black and grey from Modern Rugs UK

So much choice!

And luckily for me, you can narrow your choice down to colour on the website, or modern or traditional, or shape, or size, or budget. Otherwise it might have taken me months to choose. Size was predetermined by the size of the room of course, and so was shape, but I was delighted to find that my preference for something dark and practical didn’t limit me at all when it came to style. In fact there was so much choice I had to narrow it down to a list of ‘favourites’ before making the final decision. Something that is very easy to do on their site.

Ethnic pattern kelim in black and grey from Modern Rugs UK

And I’m absolutely in love again.

I chose the Weconhome Fresh Kilim in black and grey for it’s lovely ethnic pattern. I was worried that there would be too much grey in the room but it fits in perfectly, and the pattern is a good foil for some of my African bits and pieces dotted around. It might even encourage me to take it further and start shopping for some tribal masks and mud cloth cushions. I usually get carried away like that.

Ethnic pattern kelim in black and grey - practical choice for dog owners

And Storm loves it too.

Modern Rugs UK generously gifted a voucher for the rug but all views and opinions are, as always, my own.

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10 Comments

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    Molly

    October 25, 2016

    Storm is loving the rug isn’t he! Love the photos. I’m off to check out the Modern Rugs site now as I’m liking the sound of how they make the choosing process easy – that’s something I really struggle with when it comes to shopping for rugs. Your room looks great – good choice!

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      deardesigner

      October 26, 2016

      Thanks Molly. Yes do check out the site – they have some lovely rugs x

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    Stephanie Moore

    October 24, 2016

    WOW it is huge! It looks great in your room, and I love that it co-ordinates with Storm too!

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      deardesigner

      October 25, 2016

      Haha, the rug or the dog? Very pleased with the rug and hopefully it will stay this colour.

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    Old Fashioned Susie

    October 24, 2016

    I love this rug, and your sofa- where’s it from?

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      deardesigner

      October 25, 2016

      Glad you like the rug Susie. The sofa is from Next 🙂

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    Katy

    October 24, 2016

    Look at that face! We had exactly the same issue and had to replace a rug because it didn’t work with our dog. This one looks fab and hopefully Storm approves too x

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      deardesigner

      October 25, 2016

      Thanks Katy. Expensive business, keeping a dog AND a nice home 🙂

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    Geraldine

    October 24, 2016

    Looks perfect for your living room. .Storm looks so sweet and gentle. He looks like he”s really enjoying the rug.

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      deardesigner

      October 25, 2016

      Thanks Geraldine. Storm is a complete sweetie. He was trying to sleep and I kept making him open his eyes 🙂

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