The Rug Seller; Revitalise Home Working Spaces With A Rug

Saturday 30th Jan 2021 |

Take your home office from functional to fabulous with easy interior updates.

Daniel Prendergast, Design Director at The Rug Seller, explains how to easily update a workspace – and why a rug should play centre stage.

Rugs are an ideal way to create a home working ‘zone’

“A stylish and inspirational office doesn’t have to have its own room. Zoning an existing living space, to carve out a dedicated work environment, is an easy way to update the space for home working. This can be achieved with clever styling – such as a rug, shelves and plants – to create a space that is designated especially for work but blends with your existing interior. Geometric patterns continue to be a big trend for 2021 and they offer a design-led, flexible floor covering that will suit many interiors and creates a clear eye catching work zone.”

Get the look:

Clockwise left to right:

Black Mellow Rug by Accessorize from The Rug seller, from £125Matrix Rug in Black and White from The Rug Seller, from £39.99Irregular Fields Rugs by Carpets & Co in Black and White from The Rug Seller, from £199Gold Metal Planter and Mango Wood Stand – £49.50 and Lomax Ergonomic Desk Chair – £138.99.

Create a calming colour scheme for concentration

“Paired back colour-schemes, whites, neutrals and natural materials are set to dominate in 2021 and if you are looking for a home office overhaul then this could be the ideal way to create a beautiful, yet versatile space that is calm and serene. The key here is the simple colour palate that is centred around a natural fibre (jute) rug and wooden furniture, teamed with plants and botanical-inspired art that help to add a sense of zen to a work haven. Natural fibres are extremely popular and these hard wearing rugs are ideal for creating texture and bringing an eco-design theme to life. The lack of pile will also work well with an office chair on castors.”

Get the look:

Clockwise left to right:

Bengal Raj Sisal Natural Fibre Rug in Sandstone Beige from The Rug Seller, from £164.99Sarita Jute Boucle Fringe Rug in Natural from The Rug Seller, from £74.00Jute Soumak Natural Woven Modern Rugs in Natural from The Rug Seller from £199Anika Dining Chair from Barker and Stonehouse, £39 and Ellipse Natural Solid Oak Sideboard from Oak Furnitureland, £349.99

It doesn’t need to be big to be beautiful

The Rug seller

“A workspace doesn’t have to be big to do the job. Many people will have come from an office with a vast identikit desk space but how about aiming for a paper-free environment with no clutter? Some thoughtful accessories like a rug, a desk lamp and a plant will help to give the area more personality, and use vertical wall space by adding a noticeboard if you need it. Marble and granite inspired rugs looks great set against a wooden floor, complemented with black accessories which draw out the depth of the pattern. Marble inspired designs add a subtle texture and depth to any design scheme.”

Get the look:

Clockwise from left to right:

Aurora Rugs in Cloud Grey Beige from The Rug Seller – from £64.99Cocktail Wonderlust Modern Abstract Rug in Grey from The Rug Seller – from £34.00Calvin Klein Gradient Rug in Granite from The Rug Seller – from £999Black Mango Wood Globe from Maison Du Monde – £25.50 and Anglepoise Mini Desk Lamp from Heals – £123

Don’t sleep on the job – creating a work space in the bedroom 

The Rug seller

“Built in furniture is a great way of maximising every inch of space and creating a room that is bespoke to your working and sleeping needs. Soften the space with a textured rug in a bright colour palette. Go bold with reds, oranges, purples or a rainbow design and embrace the feel-good factor.”

Fitted bedroom furniture by My Fitted Bedroom (

Get the look:

Left to right:

Noble House Honeycomb Geometric Rug in Red and Black from The Rug Seller from £139.99Spectrum Samba Geometric Multicoloured Rug from The Rug Seller from £39Sloan Rug in Orange from The Rug Seller from £76

Inspirational workspaces for teen and older children

The Rug seller

“With home schooling now the norm for the foreseeable it is also worth considering how you can update your teen’s room to give them a bit of extra study inspiration. A rug, window blind and new bedding can provide an instant uplift to your teen’s bedroom without the hassle of re-decoration. A rug is ideal for covering up and revitalising a tired carpet or giving a design-led focus to the room. Choose a vibrant pattern or colour with a grown up feel to add a fresh style statement to the floor. A contrasting blind like this Twilight blind from Apollo Blinds will also tie the look together.”

Prices start at £139 for a made-to-measure Twilight Roller from Apollo Blinds:

Get The Look: 

The Rug seller

L-R: Santa Monica Star Rug in Black White or White Black from £69.99, Star Rug by Rugstyle in Grey or Blue, £40.00

Additional tip: Don’t forget to think about your windows and shading required for screen visibility. 

The Rug seller

LH image: Duette® ‘top down bottom up’ blinds work exceptionally well in providing flexible shading throughout the day without losing the view or natural light.

Prices start from £167 made-to-measure standard free hanging Duette®blind from Apollo Blinds.

RH: Prices start from £55 for a made to measure roller blind from Apollo Blinds

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