The ‘Plain Rugs’ on Mail Order Rugs are anything but plain Jane's. With every colour from natural jute through to shocking pink, there is something for absolutely every decor here. With over three hundred plain rugs on offer there is bound to be something that fits the bill, no matter what the requirements might be. We have some plain rectangular rugs which start at under twenty pounds if you need a quick boost for any room and if you are someone who likes to chop and change your floor coverings, what could be simpler than to browse the plain rug portfolio at Mail Order Rugs? We deliver in around a week, so you can keep the changes coming and if you want to give a room a mini-makeover because you are expecting guests or even if your house is on the market and you need to give it a bit of a lift, then these budget rugs can be just the job.
At the other end of the price range are the Arte Espina Satin rugs. These lovely rugs can cost over £1000 but they are so stunning that you will want to live with them forever, so they are a real investment. Made from pure New Zealand wool with just a hint of viscose for shimmer, these rugs would be a perfect foil for any room, no matter what the style of furnishing might be. Plain rugs often use different textures to give interest and there are many rugs in the Mail Order Rugs range which employ this technique. Whether it is a matter of using the natural texture of the material, as in the case of jute and hessian, or a different method of weaving, a textured rug can seem almost alive as it changes with time depending on wear and even the light in the room.
If you really want to go for a crazy colour in your rug, the best thing is to go for a plain design rather than a pattern. Used as an accent in a neutral room, a block of bright colour can be very effective, whereas a pattern might actually be rather overwhelming. Particularly attractive as accent rugs are the primaries – red, yellow and blue – but also hot pinks and oranges can work well, particularly in bedrooms. Greens and aqua colours give a real sense of sophistication in a neutral setting, particularly where there is a lot of natural light, such as in a conservatory. Not only colour but shape can also be used to give a plain rug emphasis. Many of the rugs in this section are circular, oval or half-moon and using the outline of the rug to bring attention to it is an easy way to make a room look more expensively furnished than it really is. When a rug relies on colour, shape or texture to make an impact, a room seems calm and well designed – if in doubt when furnishing with rugs, the best plan is to stick with plain.