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10 awesome rugs for under £100

Ok so an awesome rug can really make a room. They are also great for ugly floors that are too expensive to change up or locked down by annoying landlords! So I broswed the web in search of 10 awesome rugs that won’t break the bank! I’d happily have a rug in every room, but at the moment I have 1 in our kitchen, living room and the nursery. And none of my rugs have cost over £100. The most expensive being £90. (which happens to be in this list). To the rugs we go.






Starting off with a stupidly cute rug which would look great in any nursery or playroom is this fox rug from Made.  Plus we know how popular fox pattern is right now..Costing £45 and being W45 x L90cm.




Plus sign pattern is everywhere right now especially in soft furnishings, and this rug is awesome, and spot on trend. This rug would look great in an office, with candy or hot pink accents around…ah amazing. I want a candy pink sofa now with this rug in my office… This is from Urban Outfitters. It costs £75 and it’s 5x7ft.




Another from Urban Outfitters, this runner is super awesome and I’m already picturing in it in my hallway! I am just in love with the bright red and yellow tassels…This costs £35 and is 2x8ft.




A bit more of an abstract pattern, but could look awesome in a bohemian themed room. This is also from Urban Outfitters. It costs £80 (down from £200) and is 5x7ft.



This rug has been seen everywhere. It’s one of those Ikea must haves..costing £ 100 and being 170x240cm . Get it here. They also have it in a bigger size too!


I have this rug in my living room, and I love it. It’s massive so covers a good chunk of our ugly flooring, and it’s soft enough for Archie to play on. Plus black and white can go with nearly every colour choice. This costs £90, and it’s 200 x 300 cm and is from Ikea.


Another Ikea rug, with a more abstract feel. I love this rug and it’s super soft too. It costs £70 and is 133 x 195 cm. Get it here. This could be a great way to add a spot of colour subtly to your decor.





Here we have another Urban Outfitters rug. You can never go wrong with a black and white chevron pattern. I recommend checking Urban Outfitters regularly as their sales can be insanely good. Especially when it comes to rugs. This one is £75 and is 5 x 7ft.



Did you know that H&M do a homeware section online? No? Then go bloody well check it out. Filled with pattern, typography and bold prints. You can dress your home to clash with yourself! This rug is super cute and costs £19.99 and it’s 70 x 140 cm. Get it here.



Lastly another from H&M. I think this one would be a great rug to by a bed..I just love the quirky shoe design on it, and the black and white colour palette makes it a sure fit for any room with character. This rug costs          £14.99 and is 70 x 140cm. Get it here.



So there you have it, 10 rugs for under £100. You don’t have to break the bank to add a statement piece. Especially as we start to hit into winter soon, why not warm up your rooms…a treat for your feet too!

The high’s and low’s of renting, way’s to make your rented place a home /01

So there are definitely high’s and low’s to renting, I think we all know them. Renting is great for the convenience. If something goes wrong, you make a phone call and it’s sorted without costing you. Finding a place to rent is a hell of a lot quicker and cheaper then buying. So it’s great if your not quite there yet either financially or emotionally. It took us a week to find a place we liked and we moved in within a month. Timing was an issue for us as Richard’s job placement got changed last minute so we went from looking in Essex to looking in Bedford. Hence moving 2 weeks before Christmas. Man was that hectic. But had we looked at buying, it could have taken months, meaning we would have had to find a short term rent place until the house was ready..being massively costly.

But let’s get to the negatives, as great as having landlords can be because if something goes wrong they have to fix it asap and pay for it, having landlords can also be a nightmare. For example the house we live in at the moment, isn’t overly strict but we have to get written permission for a lot of stuff. Even to hang pictures. And I am telling you in most cases pets are a no no. I have wanted a dog for as long as I can remember, but it’s more then likely it won’t be an option until we get our own place.

It’s the same with decorating, some landlords are ok with you painting and such but it has to be neutral colours, so I think anything to overly outrageous wouldn’t go down well..like maybe polka dots or stripes..same with fixings. Ugly kitchen cupboards? or large old school fireplaces? Yeah these can be a pain because you won’t be able to change them, so I am looking into ways to make a rented place a home to all tastes…I am hoping to be here for a good few years, and I am not seeing it as an in between place, because more then likely the next place we buy will be rented too..unless we win the lottery. So I think it’s important to look into ways to make a rented place suit you, without awakening the devil landlords.

So there are a few risk free ways to add your own style to your rented place and thats what I want to look at in this series. Lampshades and curtains are a great way. Now I know what your thinking..seriously…lampshades and curtains, but nowadays there are so many cute pieces out there, why not make them a focal point of a room.



How awesome is this, and it would look great in a kitchen, or a bathroom maybe, as it’s quite industrial like. I love pendant lights, but it can be tricky depending on the drop of the light. This is from Urban Outfitters and costs £40.


This is a bit more out there in style and price, but could add a pop of geometric to a living room or study. This is from Urban Outfitters too and cost £125.



This is my favourite one of the three, it looks like an old diners lampshade, I love it and it would look great in a dinning room, or funk up an office with this shade. This is also from Urban Outfitters and costs £65.

So there are always cheaper options, one of which I will showing and testing next week regarding different lighting options. Especially if you have a lot of light fixtures and not a massive budget to re-do your place.

So Urban Outfitters are a great source for furnishings with are full of colour and patterns. Even curtains…


These curtains are both cute but understated, and I think they could work well in a mixture of rooms. From Urban Outfitters the above one costs £35 and the ones below also cost £35





I am not going to go into too much detail this time, because there are a few DIY’s I want to try out for you guys who rent over the next couple of weeks. But don’t fret together we can make a rented place a fun colour filled home..until next time.