Sunday, July 6, 2014

Something thin and pretty for the conservatory

vin4819-red_1Conservatories are such a pleasure and if you have one in your house you may be one of the many who consider it their favourite room in the house. Although they are no longer used for their original purpose, which was to house exotic plants, they still tend to have hard floors, as they are often the main way in from the garden and so need to be easy to clean. Sitting in a conservatory on even the warmest day with just a tiled floor isn’t much like fun, though, so you need a flat-weave rug that will be easy to clean if it gets a bit grubby but that will also give a bit of extra comfort underfoot.
Natural looks good
If, like many people, you have furnished your conservatory with wicker or bamboo furniture, you can carry on the natural look with some natural colours underfoot too. There are various flat-weave rugs made out of natural fibres such as sisal and seagrass and they look particularly at home in a conservatory, continuing the idea of the working greenhouse. If you don't like natural fibres and want something a little softer, then why not choose a flat-weave rug from the Rug Zone range in colours such as soft sage green or beige. These colours are very restful in any event, but they certainly look the business in a conservatory, whilst keeping your toes nice and toasty and off the cold tiled floor.
vin4819-san_3Flat-weave rugs look good for ages because bits, dust and grit does not get down in the pile (because there isn’t any!) and grind away at it, causing bald patches. If you want to vacuum it, it comes up a treat, but a flat-weave rug is just as happy with a quick sweep or even a shake outdoors. Because nothing is embedded, a few sharp slaps against a wall will dislodge the dust and the rug is ready to come back inside and get to work again. Thin rugs can look very pretty in a semi-outdoor setting such as a conservatory and if you do have loads of plants in the traditional way, a leaf patterned green runner fits right in. You can search by size, shape, colour and type on the Rug Zone website, so you will easily be able to find just what you want.

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