x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Revamp your space starting from the bottom up. Here's our pick of the rugs and carpets that are bound to bring some life to your floors.

Quatrefoil blue rug. Courtesy of Indigo Living
Quatrefoil blue rug. Courtesy of Indigo Living

1 The big blue

The bright and cheery Quatrefoil Blue Rug forms part of Indigo Living’s new collection and is available in 6ft x 9ft and 8ft x 10ft versions. It is handwoven and made from 90 per cent wool and 10 per cent cotton.

• Quatrefoil Rug, Dh2,590 (for the 8ft x 10ft) model, Indigo Living, Sheikh Zayed Road

2 Go for bold

Kelaty offers an extensive and diverse collection of rugs, ranging from Oriental and traditional style carpets to more contemporary, design-orientated pieces, made from natural materials, leathers and unusual skins. The bold patterning and colour palette of the soft and sumptuous Fusion Amsterdam Rug has caught our eye.

• Fusion Amsterdam Rug, Dh1,927 for the 200cm x 140cm version, www.kelaty.com

3 A touch of nostalgia

The Rug Company’s wool and silk Romy rug is designed by the brand’s creative director, Suzanne Sharp, who was on a mission to “combine a nostalgic nod to antiquity with a modern sensual sensibility”. Job well done, we say.

• Romy, Dh5,763 per square metre, The Rug Company, DIFC

4 African artistry

This carpet from Interior 360 is designed by the Adis Ababa-based artist Kohar Kevorkian and is handwoven using leather strips. The standard size is 250cm x 80cm, making for a long, narrow rug that would look perfect in an entrance or hallway, but both the size and colour scheme can be fully customised.

• Dh2,850, Interior 360, Al Quoz and Galeries Lafayette, Dubai

5 Youthful spread

If you’re looking for a more quirky addition to your space, try the Alfie rug from The One Junior. A monochrome colour scheme in the shape of the Union Jack makes for a modern, punchy floor covering, whether or not you’re a kid at heart.

• Dh 2,695, The One Junior stores nationwide