Sharing our knowledge (and love!) on all things rugs.

March 26, 2024 4:42 AM

Geometry has long appealed to the human eye. From the linear bands and meander patterns of Ancient Greece to the Mondrian-inspired colour blocks of today, geometric style remains one of the most popular approaches to design. This may be due to the sense of balance it often offers. Shapes are balanced against other shapes, clean […]

March 14, 2024 8:10 AM

Throughout history, motifs and patterns have been among the most effective design elements in decor. They provide embellishment as well as order, thanks to cohesion of style in motifs and repetition in patterns. If you’re thinking of introducing motifs and patterns to your own furniture design, one of the best ways to do so is […]

February 29, 2024 6:23 AM

While somewhat less popular than their floor-based brethren, wall rugs can be among the most effective decorations for transforming spaces. Fortunately, their popularity seems to be on the rise, as people are now realising their potential. Arguably more common in places like the Near and Middle East, they’re nonetheless growing in popularity nowadays.  There are […]

January 30, 2024 9:56 AM

Another year, another wave of trending interior design styles! If you’re hoping to get ahead of the latest trends, you’re in luck. We’re rounding up all of the ones we predict will dominate the year’s looks for home decor.  So, buckle up and get ready to take notes. This should help you figure out how […]

January 26, 2024 9:46 AM

Anatole France wrote that “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”.  Those of us who’ve had pets will very likely agree. Dogs, cats, and other pets bring immeasurable joy to us over the years, which is why they’re typically considered members of the family.  This also means, like other […]

January 11, 2024 11:05 AM

When it comes to nursery furnishings, the rug is one thing you should be very careful with. What would be perfect in many other rooms might not work here – that splendid silk rug in your bedroom may not be ideal in the baby’s room, for example.  If you’re not sure how to go about […]

December 28, 2023 5:47 AM

It’s the holidays again – which means it’s time to set up for possibly dozens of visits from loved ones, cosy moments by the tree, and a chaotic family reunion or two. Tell us – do you think your home’s ready?  If not, don’t fret. We’re here to help you create the perfect warm and […]

November 30, 2023 11:27 AM

Many new homeowners are often astonished when they learn that it’s possible to “renovate” a home without major construction work. With just a bit of designer savvy and a little elbow grease, you can even do a lot of the work yourself!  To show you what we mean, we’ll give you home decor ideas that […]

November 28, 2023 3:23 AM

If you’re big on the idea of unique decor, custom rugs should be at the top of your shopping list. They take personalisation to the next level and let you mark your space in an incredible way.  As it happens, we at The Rug Maker craft a lot of bespoke rugs each year. As such, […]

November 6, 2023 5:53 AM

Rugs may seem like afterthoughts when you first start decorating your space, but they play a bigger role than you may think.  They provide focal points for rooms by binding together the rest of your furnishings, elevating the results of your decoration, and even adding warmth and comfort to an area! This is why knowing […]

October 27, 2023 6:23 AM

Rugs are an essential part of home decor, providing both aesthetic appeal and practical functionality.  However, we know people often have numerous questions about rugs, ranging from how to choose rug size to how to match rug styles to decor. We also often get questions about the different types of rugs, the best rug material, […]

October 5, 2023 5:44 AM

Many of us find ourselves in smaller living spaces nowadays thanks to a mix of factors, but fear not! Maximising small spaces doesn’t always mean sacrificing comfort or style.  In fact, this may even be an opportunity for creative decoration ideas that can turn your small home into a warm and welcoming place without making […]

October 5, 2023 5:41 AM

Are you looking for the right rug to spruce up your commercial space? Well, consider yourself lucky because we’re talking about how to choose the perfect rug for this particular type of space! The first thing you have to know is that choosing a rug for commercial spaces requires careful consideration of various factors. These […]

September 13, 2023 10:13 AM

Are you someone who cares about the environment? If you’re seeking sustainable choices to improve spaces in your home, this article is for you. Choosing sustainable rugs is a meaningful way to create a more environmentally conscious home. By opting for eco-friendly rug options, you help save Earth’s resources and support responsible manufacturing. This will […]

August 30, 2023 6:55 AM

The art of creating bespoke rugs involves a meticulous and creative process. Take it from us at The Rug Maker: this is how we ensure the final product is a unique and personalised masterpiece. Because of this, it takes time to make a unique rug. In fact, the bespoke rug creation process can take several […]

August 14, 2023 2:22 AM

Struggling to achieve a harmonious interior design for your home and unsure how to create a unified look throughout your space? Whether it’s because you think your space looks boring or you just worry that your stuff doesn’t coordinate well, this article is for you! Today, we’re taking you through the process of creating a […]

August 7, 2023 6:22 AM

When setting up a home office, it’s important to create a space that is not only functional but also inspiring and conducive to productivity. By customising your workspace, you can boost your productivity in surprising ways. But how do you customise your workspace? Simply try decorating it and arranging it as you like!  To get […]

July 10, 2023 3:02 AM

Colour plays a crucial role in setting mood, expressing personal style, and transforming a space into something truly extraordinary. This is why home interior colour design can be so important in decoration. Adding a pop of colour is an excellent way to inject life, energy, and character into any room or space. This is true […]

June 23, 2023 8:15 AM

Are you a homeowner, interior designer, or even just a design enthusiast looking for the emerging interior design styles for 2023? Well then, you’re on the right page! To help you stay updated on the latest interior trends, we’ll share popular key elements, colour palettes, and materials associated with each style today. You’ll also gain […]

May 31, 2023 9:10 AM

Your rugs are a significant investment and an essential part of your home’s decor. But like everything else, they can accumulate dirt, dust, and stains without proper care. And while it may be tempting to think first of just tossing the dirty rugs away and getting new ones, replacing a new rug can be expensive! […]

May 30, 2023 3:03 AM

Furnishing your home is a fun and exciting process. One of the most important decisions you’ll make during it is choosing the right furniture style. Your furniture says a lot about your personal style. It can completely transform the look and feel of your home. But with so many furniture styles to choose from, it […]

April 28, 2023 2:17 PM

When it comes to decorating your home or desired space, there are a few items that can help you establish ownership of the place in an undeniable, impossible-to-ignore way. One such item is the custom rug. Now, it’s true that a generic rug can also have a big impact on a space. A good rug, […]

April 27, 2023 3:25 AM

Rugs are like most other things that serve an aesthetic purpose – subject to design trends.  This isn’t to say that a quality rug with fine design will ever be truly “out of style”, of course. It just means that some themes or styles may be more popular than others at specific periods. Whether you’re […]

April 11, 2023 10:58 AM

Looking to bring a cosy and clean look to your home? Scandinavian-themed design might be what you need! Scandinavian design is characterised by natural, minimalist style. Simplicity and clean lines are valued, as are uncluttered spaces free of unnecessary ornamentation. From this you see that function is also a focus. Furniture and objects have to […]

March 31, 2023 1:38 AM

Have an old or worn-out rug lying around somewhere that you no longer use? There are actually alternatives to letting it take up space in your home or throwing it away, you know. To be exact, why not give it a new purpose? Recycling old rugs is not only good for the environment, but also […]

March 16, 2023 6:38 AM

Your home is a reflection of your style and personality. This is why it makes sense that so many people invest in their home decor. With the right home decor, yous can bring out the best in any space. From transforming a room to making it feel larger or warmer, decor can achieve a lot […]

March 6, 2023 9:15 AM

What materials are carpets made of? There are a lot of possibilities actually! From wool to silk, there’s a very wide range of options. If you’re wondering which of them is best, however, that depends. There isn’t a single rug material that’s best for everyone.  The ideal choice from the many types of carpet material […]

February 25, 2023 10:46 AM

Rugs are an amazing accessory to add to any room to incorporate a bit of character, insert a pop of colour, or just make a space look more compelling. Rugs can hold this much power in a space! The thing is, many of your interior decor dilemmas can actually be resolved by putting the right […]

January 30, 2023 10:25 AM

After a long day at work, it’s normal to want to come home to a bedroom that feels warm, relaxing, and inviting. It’s one of those things that can instantly wash away all your stress and exhaustion.  Unlike the living room, a bedroom is a private space of peace and calm. This is your own […]

December 28, 2022 12:49 PM

Are you planning to add an area rug to your home soon? It’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer range of choices if you’re new to the rug-shopping game! Area rugs come in all materials and weaving techniques, each having its own unique style and vibe. Therefore, knowing the various types of rugs […]

December 22, 2022 3:19 PM

You spend most of your time at home in your living room, either entertaining guests or catching up on your favourite Netflix shows. It’s the most frequently used space in your home, so it needs to look good and stand up well to various activities.  Living room makeovers may seem like an overwhelming endeavour, but […]

December 19, 2022 8:32 AM

When we think of sprucing up our spaces, we often use furniture pieces, shelves, and screens first before anything else. That’s because we typically focus on the vertical plane by looking for height to break up the space and create divisions.  There’s nothing wrong with this! However, switching up your mindset by paying attention to […]

November 23, 2022 1:55 AM

We all know that rugs are a great way to add a splash of colour to a space, pull the entire room together, and draw your guests’ attention, but did you know that these design concepts apply to outdoor rugs as well? An outdoor rug can transform the vibe and look of your patio, balcony, […]

November 17, 2022 2:23 PM

Purchasing a rug for your home isn’t something you do every day, so you probably don’t know where to start or are even confused by the entire process of picking a rug! Mistakes are bound to happen when you’re buying an area rug for the first time. But knowing what to avoid can save you […]

October 27, 2022 10:52 AM

Rug tufting became extremely popular at the height of the lockdown, as we all turned to new hobbies to keep ourselves entertained during the early stages of the pandemic.  For many, it was simply a creative outlet to distract themselves from what had been happening, but for some, it gave way to start earning extra […]

September 30, 2022 8:04 AM

We tend to interchange carpets and rugs without realising that there are differences between the two. For starters, carpets are usually larger than rugs and extend over the full floor space of the room, but there’s more to them than the size difference.  In interior design, knowing the actual distinctions between a rug and a […]

September 14, 2022 10:00 AM

Finding the correct rug size is a crucial step when decorating any room. The right rug can pull furniture pieces together, add warmth to a room, or even make it seem airier and more spacious.  Meanwhile, picking a rug that’s either too big or too small for a room can throw its vibe off.  You’ll […]

August 25, 2022 10:55 AM

Area rugs can last for many years, but not without proper care and regular maintenance.  Keeping them clean not only extends their lifespan, but keeps them looking good… which gives homeowners a sense of satisfaction as the rug serves as the focal point of any space.  Now, cleaning a rug may seem simple, but you […]

August 19, 2022 11:11 AM

Rugs, especially area rugs, have the power to tie a room’s decor together. Assuming you get the right rug, that is. The difficulty is that most people don’t know how to choose an area rug. It’s one of those interior decor choices that come with a lot of challenges for beginners.  That’s why we’ve come […]

August 17, 2022 2:13 PM

Think of doing some redecorating in your home but don’t know where to find the best home decors in Singapore? Luckily for you, there’s a broad range of choices when it comes to home decor stores on the island – and we compiled the best ones for you! Whether you’re looking for eclectic pieces or […]

July 15, 2022 6:32 AM

Out of the many elements that make a house a home, interior decor plays the most important role. But it’s more than just picking out which curtains and pillows can pull the room together. Although these individual elements are still important, how you put them together based on your understanding of your space is crucial […]

June 30, 2022 6:22 AM

Want to renovate your home but don’t know how to begin? Well, you’re not alone! Many homeowners start home renovation without a clue of where to start. We’re not going to deny that home renovation can be a stressful and challenging prospect, especially if it’s your first time.  There’s a lot of planning that goes […]

June 16, 2022 10:09 AM

Thinking of (re)decorating your home on your own and looking for interior design ideas?  Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to break down the most popular interior design styles you’ve likely heard of but have no idea what they mean.  There are all sorts of interior design styles. To know what you […]

May 27, 2022 10:16 AM

Getting a new carpet is a huge and expensive investment. You’d want to protect it as much as possible to make sure that it lasts for many years and that you get your money’s worth.  However, with the combination of children, pets, accidents, and foot traffic, keeping carpets and area rugs clean can become a […]

May 23, 2022 7:52 AM

There are 2 popular ways to get your hands on custom area rugs in Singapore: looking for a ready-made piece online or at the mall or hiring a rug designer to conceptualise one from scratch Either way, custom rugs are expensive investments that have a massive effect on how your space looks and feels. The right […]

April 19, 2022 6:17 AM

Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or looking to give your current home a new splash of life, designing your own space can be frustrating! If you don’t have a natural eye for design, repainting walls, sourcing furniture pieces, and choosing rugs can get easily stressful. In an ideal world, we’d be working closely with a […]

April 12, 2022 6:26 AM

As housing and living expenses in Singapore continue to rise, living in modern small apartments is becoming more common, especially for young professionals.  Living in a small apartment doesn’t mean decorating will be out of the picture. Yes, working around limited spaces (especially on a tight budget) can be challenging, but it’s not impossible! While […]

March 16, 2022 6:30 AM

Are you looking for interior decor tips on how to beautify your kitchen? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’re here to share some kitchen decorating tips! The kitchen is one of the most important areas in our home. It’s where we prepare meals, spend time with family, and even entertain guests.  Whether […]

March 14, 2022 7:28 AM

When we think of a minimalist home, bare walls, white spaces, and fewer furniture come to mind, but there’s more to it than just deciding to have a muted colour palette and fewer furniture and interior decors. Minimalism is a lifestyle that avoids excess and promotes the idea that there’s beauty in having less. A […]

February 15, 2022 10:47 AM

Putting together a home that makes our guests feel welcomed and comfortable upon walking through the door is easier than you think! And no, it doesn’t require spending thousands of dollars in renovations. It can be as simple as switching up some interior decor pieces and adding a bit of texture to each room.  Not […]