Want to add a statement design feature to your flooring? Style it up with a chic seagrass rug or a full-covered carpet. Working the woven trend to the max, seagrass adds texture and depth to a room, whatever style and colour you opt for. Experiment with size, different hues, coastal quirks and even bold pattern. We give the lowdown on how to work the look with ease.
Fitting a full seagrass carpet
For a full-on flooring statement, cover your entire space with seagrass carpet. Leaving no edges uncovered, seagrass will add a laid-back look to a room, as well as creating the illusion of space. Neutral colours work best, so accessorise with muted pastels, coastal-themed quirks and bold patterns. Add industrial lighting and splashes of brightly-coloured paint to make an impact.
Although seagrass doesn’t create the cosiest finish – you might want to invest in a soft pair of slippers if you decide to take the plunge – it looks so sophisticated, whilst maintaining that raw, rustic edge that complements a minimalist or industrial-looking space perfectly.
It also has a number of virtues. Made entirely from natural fibres, seagrass is an affordable, eco-friendly and sustainable option compared to standard carpet finishes. It’s also hard-wearing and fairly resistant to stains and water, so is perfect for busy areas of the home like the hallway, staircase and living areas. It’s best however, to avoid fitting seagrass in moisture-prone places, like the bathroom or kitchen, as mildew and mould can start to build up in a damp environment.
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Fitting seagrass carpet differs slightly to standard carpet – as natural fibre carpets are backed with a latex compound – so it might be tricky to fit yourself. It’s probably best to enlist the help of a professional carpet fitter to achieve the perfect cut and an even lay.
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Opt for quirky rug features
If you’re not sure about kitting out your entire floor in seagrass, opt for a sizable rug instead. Neutral colours will look elegant and understated, but if you want to go bold, opt for cool patterns to add statement style.
Style up your stairs
Due to its durable nature, seagrass is a great fit for a stairway. Hardwearing and stain-resistant, stairs will be kept in perfect condition as well as adding texture, warmth and interest to an otherwise bland space.
Experiment with pattern and colour. You can opt for soft, understated hues for something classic, but a bold pattern will add serious wow factor to a plain wooden staircase.
Transform your boudoir
It's such a simple idea, but placing a huge seagrass rug under your bed will transform your space into a beautiful, spacious and stylish boudoir. Sandy hues work well with crisp whites, whilst deeper beiges and patterned pairings set the scene against a dark, statement backdrop. Softer fibres and finishes work wonderfully in bedrooms, to add that extra element of warmth and luxury.
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