Creating a Custom-Designed Rug

Create a custom-designed rug from the comfort of your own home. Did you know you can design a custom rug in the comfort of your own home? That’s right! It’s not online shopping, but rather personal shopping. If you’re not sure what kind of rug you want - or maybe nothing seems quite right for your space - you can book in with Artisan Rugs to design your very own custom rug.So how does it work?The first step First, you book in for a custom made rug service.The viewing Next, we organise an in-home viewing. Our consultants will come around to analyse your room and recommend the best rug size and colour scheme - then you can put your feet up and enjoy a cup of tea while you choose from over 1200 custom rug colours and designs!The design process Our rugs are designed by established in-hou... Continue reading

Benefits of a Custom-Made Rug

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CUSTOM-MADE RUGSIf you’re having a lot of trouble choosing the right rug for your space, it might be time to consider custom-made design.Much more affordable than it sounds, a custom-made rug can last for years. Long-wearing, unique and perfect for you, there aren’t many downsides to an Australian-made statement piece right there in the middle of your floor!Aside from being hardy and rating highly in the design stakes, there are several benefits to custom size or custom printed rugs:Endless colours and textures A custom-made rug allows you to choose precise colours to match your interior. By taking fabric or paint swatches to your rug designer, you’ll be able to complement your existing space with the help of a professional.Custom rugs are the ultimate in... Continue reading

Choosing the Right Rug for Your Home

FINDING A RUG THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU DOESN’T NEED TO BE A HERCULEAN TASK When you pick the right rug for your space, it feels like it just belongs there.Besides the practical benefits - cushioning, warmth and comfort - a rug can complement the design of the room. In layman’s terms, a rug done right will ‘tie the room together’ by taking isolated design elements of the space and bringing them beneath your feet.Whether it’s the red in your curtains or the sage green in your sofa, the right rug is the perfect finishing touch. Of course, the real battle is choosing the right rug!It’s true that the wrong rug can totally ruin the ambience of a room, making it feel awkward, overly busy or incomplete. Rugs, especially custom-made and top-quality ones, are an investment. You really can’t aff... Continue reading

Contemporary Living Room Ideas

Formerly shunted to the realm of never-to-return 1970s decor, shag rugs have been making a huge comeback in contemporary styling!Shaggy rugs and fluffy rugs give an instant touch of luxury to a modern lounge room. Thick, plush and comfortable, they feel amazing underfoot and are also amazing on the eye. Read on for a few ideas on how to style a shaggy rug in a contemporary living room. Styling small shaggy rugs Small shaggy rugs can really tie a bedroom together when purchased in pairs. Placing one at either side of a bed means achieving a double goal: symmetry and warm feet! You can also place a small shaggy rug under a desk in an open-plan space to delineate the working area. Don’t be scared to layer a shaggy rug on carpet if you don’t have tiles or floorboards - thanks to the difference in textur... Continue reading


Choosing the right size rug is probably the only difficult part about investing in a new rug. You’ve got your pattern, your perfect texture, your harmoniously-aligned colour scheme… now you need to get the right size. And this is more important than you might think!An awkwardly-sized rug can quickly throw an otherwise-balanced room totally off kilter. It can also be functionally problematic. Ever tried to scrape a dining chair back on a rug that’s too small for the area? Or tried to squeeze an extra-large rug into a regular-sized room?Artisan Rugs has created a rug size chart to help you determine exactly what rug size you need.Extra largeAn extra large rug is usually upwards of 300 cm x 400 cm (or 3m x 4m) in dimension. Artisan Rugs sells extra large rugs in excess of 460cm on one side,... Continue reading

Six Rules For Dining Room Rugs

The most controversial room to incorporate a rug is certainly the dining room!While some might prefer a solid hardwood floor beneath their table, others prefer a rug. Rugs are an excellent choice in the dining room because they protect your floor from scraping chairs. They’re also washable, which is crucial for a heavy-mess area.But there are some rules for selecting the perfect rug for your dining room. You don’t want a thick pile rug hiding crumbs in the fluff - no matter how soft it is underfoot. You also don’t want a stark white rug, because that’s just tempting fate!Read on to find out our six rules for selecting rugs for dining tables.The bigger, the better The absolute most important rule for selecting dining room rugs is to make sure the rug is big enough. Have you ever scrape... Continue reading

How To Design Your Own Custom-Made Rug

Spending hours online looking for design inspiration and curating the perfect colour scheme can be a painstaking and time-consuming process. You might be worried that you’re not making the right choice, or that you don’t have the ‘eye for design’.There are a few things to note when designing your own personalised rug.Colour It’s important to select the right colours when designing a custom rug. Have you ever bought furniture or decor in-store, taken it home and felt it was totally wrong? While the monitoring conditions in the showroom complement furniture and decor in that showroom, the situation will be totally different in your own home. Try to bear in mind the lighting in your home over the course of a day and see how colour interacts with it. After all, light and colour are a package de... Continue reading