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Ok we’ve all been on websites that allow you to customise your surroundings, create your own wallpaper, design your own rugs, print your own stationary – exciting right? However, nine times out of ten, after an hour spent at the ‘customisation hub’ or whatever the kids call it these days, you feel like chucking your computer out of the window!

The experience is fun at first I guess, you feel creative and clever – but then the colours never quite look right, there are far too many options at hand, you can never tell how much your end product is going to cost, the final price is always an unpleasant shock… and then you decide, you don’t really want to spend that much money on something you haven’t seen in the flesh after all! In conclusion – online customisation – not for me!

Or so I thought… [you saw that one coming I think] Rug Designer is a welcome respite from the horrors of online customisation. A simple website with direct guidance on exactly how to create your ideal rug – because lets face it, everyone’s homes are different sizes, must your only option be squeezing an expensive standard sized rug into a not so standard space?

A quick online tutorial shows you exactly how to create your rug in three simple steps, [choose rug, choose colours, choose size]. Colour options come in a range of harmonious hues, and the default rug size you work to is always shown along with the price so you can see what you have to work with [120cm x 80cm £129.00]


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For the moment, Rug Designer seems like one of the more affordable bespoke rug services on the market, and really surprised me with their range of on-trend designs, which look like they could have been created by some of my favourite designers! Well done Rug Designer!



Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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