When interior decorating, our homes are often bereft of colour – Afterall, white walls and dark coloured couches are safest and will last the longest right? Yes – they make great bones for the room, but without dressing them up a little they can look dull and uninteresting. Today, I want to share with you the wonderful world of the Boucherouite (pron: Booch err eet) Rag Rugs. They not only inject colour and interest to a room, but they exhibit great eco credentials, are carefully and expertly crafted, and are real artworks. Some hang them on walls to admire, others use as a centrepiece feature on the floor. We are particularly excited about these rugs, as we have just received our first shipment from Morocco, and can attest to their stunning beauty.
Made from old clothing and textile offcuts, traditionally artisans in Morocco made these rugs in times of shortage during the 1950′s and 60′s. They have now however developed a bit of an interior cult following due to their expert craftmanship (you should see how neat the backing of these carpets are expertly knotted), graphic patterns and vibrant colour. If you love modern bohemian style, you must visit the SF Girl By Bay blog. She styles interiors with eclectic and unique furnishings – and in many shows how beautiful berber and rag rugs can anchor and transform a room.
Design Sponge are also big fans of the rag rugs, incorporating them into the room makeovers and featuring in numerous blog topics
Do you have a room that is missing the essential ingredient? We have more rag rugs in store (well at this stage only 6), and some berber rugs too for those who are a little shy of colour. Have fun decorating!