Rug Round-Up: 10 Most Covetable

It’s been nearly a year since we moved into our flat and although we have some nice pieces, I held back from buying too many decorative accessories until we had the basics right. We have wooden floors throughout the space and at the time I only allowed myself one rug [Olin Grey from Crate and Barrel] so I thought it was about time I started looking.

Plus it’s a pretty chilly January and It couldn’t hurt to have a little more warmth underfoot! Here’s my roundup of my 10 most covetable rugs on the high street.

[1] Cable Blue Rug made from hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 2.29m x 1.52m, £1,060, The Rug Company.

I’ve had my eye on this beautiful rug from The Rug Company for years now. I love its classic colours and contemporary design which for me make it the sign of a real investment piece. I dream of placing it under our beech dining table and walnut wood chairs as a glorious blanket of pattern between them and our wood floor.

Cable Blue, The Rug Company

[2] Pheonix Dhurrie, from £36.22-£553.69, West Elm

Pretty, pretty pink rug, perfect for a bedroom.

Pheonix Dhurrie West Elm

[3] Fairisle Rug 1.40m x 2m. Currently on sale reduced from £895 to £716, SCP.

This Fairisle rug by Donna Wilson in ‘peacock and orange’ is another on-trend but modern piece brought to life by a flash of almost neon orange. With a chunky knit texture and brightly coloured zigzag pattern the rug resembles a classic Fairisle sweater design.


[4] Trek Rug, from £275, John Lewis.

I love subtly hued rugs like this one with elaborate African inspired patterns that adds depth to a neutral colour palette.

JL Trek Rug

[5] Ikea Stockholm Figur, £375, Ikea.

Pinks and reds are not really my thing but this luminous rug from Ikea reminds me of a stained glass window or the effects you get when coloured film overlaps. I love it.


[6] Diamante Cream and Charcoal, Flatweave Rug  from $599.99, Restoration Hardware

I could stare at the beautiful imperfections in this elegant and striking rug from Restoration Hardware all day. Handwoven from pure linen, slightly uneven edges enhance the relaxed, handcrafted look.

[7] Rainbow Petrol Flat Weave Wool Rug £115, Heals

A beautiful basic this simple rug is also available in dark red, lilac, sand and charcoal.


[8] Turquoise Mirror Diamond Rug 1.52m x 91cm £35, Urban Outfitters

This bright rug would look great in a teenager’s room or to spruce up a spare room.


[9] Hessum Flawoven rug, £15, Ikea

Hardwearing and with a super cool chevron pattern, this affordable, stylish hall runner from Ikea is practically perfect in every way!


[10] Enzo Medallion Dhurrie Rug, Grey from 43.61, The Pottery Barn

You’re probably cursing my mainly mono-chromatic tastes by now but this prettily patterned rug is also available in sunny yellow however would only look good if I lived in California – since I live in London – the grey one will have to do : )


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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