Transform your home into a Winter Wonderland this season
16:53 02 December 2016
As the nights close in and the air begins to bite, people turn to their homes for comfort and warmth. Yet a home’s heating, thick curtains and draught excluders might count for nothing if the carpet is thin and worn, or if any hard floors are lacking in thick super soft or wool pile rugs.
Wool is a resilient and durable material that can easily outlast any artificial carpet product. It is a natural fibre and its natural oils and microscopic scales give it an inherent resistance to soiling. Anti-soil carpet treatments, although they give extra protection are not essential, and the material can be cleaned effectively by simply vacuuming. Its natural water repellent helps with spills and drips, too, meaning if you drop something, with immediate action, it should only be paper towels to which you need to turn. Selected ranges use wool yarns that have been specifically treated with a moth resistant product, helping to prevent destruction from moths.
It is also naturally fire resistant and can even be self-extinguishing, which makes it a safe material to have in abundance in your home. As a naturally occurring material, wool carpets can be produced and installed into the home sustainably and locally, with many UK-based producers opting for British wool to reduce travel miles.
To chase the chill away this winter, try turning your living room into a beautiful country winter wonderland. Begin by selecting a 100% wool or a wool rich carpet. The warm, soft material will immediately do wonders for keeping the warmth in and making the home comfortable, especially if you were used to wooden floors beforehand.
Combine the wool carpet with tartan accessories to create a country home aesthetic. The traditional checkered pattern can conjure images of the Scottish Highlands, North American wilderness or a general home-away-from-home country feeling. Coloured soft coordinating furnishing fabrics are available in various collections, such as Voyage Decoration and Maison who use 100% British wool fabrics, which combine with watercolour images such as pheasants and stags to create a collection of county cushions.
Prestigious Textiles’ 100% polyester tartan collections, offer a more economical option to any soft furnishing project. Warm, soft throws add the perfect finishing touch to any armchair or sofa, especially glowing with the warm reds or deep blues of traditional tartan. Position it near an open fire to complete the magical winter wonderland living room, a warm and cosy refuge to return to after a day in the winter bite.
The advantage of tartan is that it never goes out of fashion. It serves as refreshingly modern, knowingly retro and or thoroughly traditional, depending how it is used and regardless of time.
Carpet, furniture and soft furnishing supplier Carpetwise is a keen advocate of wool and wool mix carpets. The Stratford-upon-Avon based company works with British carpet manufacturers such as Brintons and Cormar to supply and fit carpets. The combination of warm, cosy wool and wool rich carpets and the timeless beauty of tartan is something that can bring life and comfort to any home, giving even the most urban of houses a country style.
Carpetwise is a flooring, furniture and soft furnishing supplier and fitter in Stratford-upon-Avon. For questions or quotes, visit
carpet-curtainwise.co.uk or call 01789 208916 or 01789 299446.