The season we all look forward to is here! The nights are longer, the weather is hotting upand it is fashions favourite season. Magazines are covered with the latest trends on how to update our summer wardrobes...so why don't we update our homes to?


What better time to make those changes to our homes that we have been talking about from the new year and I can't think of any better way to update the home than with a new rug.


Rugs are a simple, inexpensive way to dramatically change the look of any room. Whether it is a bedroom, living room or perhaps even a sun room, a rug is sure to instantly add character.


Why not opt for a new rug in a modern print or any of this season’s colours which include neutrals beiges and solids such as turquoise and greensthat really make a statement. The great thing about a block colour is that it will instantly update the look of any room but will never date, you can be sure it will take you through every season.


Alternatively a new rug is an easy way to try out this season’s popular designs and patterns. Stripes, check patterns, vintage florals and paisley print are all huge trends this summer both for our summer wardrobes and our homes. With patterns like this it is easy to keep other accessories in the home plain, for example a popular option is to pick out one colour from a pattern and simply add a few plain cushions in this colour and a lamp. Updating the look of our homes need not be expensive!


With a new rug make sure you look after it, in the summer the sun will fade rugs. To avoid this, the best thing is to remove rugs from direct sunlight, especially away from windows. If a rug is beside the window it is best to rotate it regularly to avoid it getting too much sun on any side.  Another option is to cover the rug with an old sheet when the room is not in use.


Whichever rug or mat you decide on you will notice an instant transformation to your home that will take you right through summer, now all we have to do is hope for some sun!