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The Pantone Colour Of 2023

The Pantone Colour Of 2023 is Viva Magenta Viva Magenta seems to follow the gradual change to more colour in interiors and moving away from the very neutral colours of the past years. It is a vibrant bold colour with a lot of energy. Used in the right surrounding it can create a great atmosphere. It’s […]

What Is a Kilim

KILIMS Kilim is a Turkish word which basically means a pileless rug or a flatweave. Kilims are made from interlocking warp and weft threads rather than knotting.     Warp: They run North to South. The parallel threads which make the entire length of the rug and provide the base for the knots to be tied. […]

How To Add A Bit Of Warmth To Your Home

Warming Up Your Home The cold nights are upon us, and everybody is looking for money-saving ideas for keeping homes warm. One of the ways heat is lost is through cold floors. You wouldn’t go out uncovered when cold. A covered floor helps keep your home warm and additionally adds character and style to your home. […]

Can You Find Handmade Rugs Under £500

People seem to think it is difficult to find stylish rugs for their homes that are affordable. We will try and introduce you to pieces that are under £500. Rugs can add so much character to a home, especially if you have wooden floors. Rugs can be a foundation around which a decoation can be built. […]

What Is The Best Way To Clean My Rug

What Is The Best Way To Clean My Rug When cleaning Persian rugs, many questions come to mind for the user. Can they clean their handmade rugs themselves? What is the best way to clean my rug? Is it worth getting my rug cleaned? Does it need to be done professionally? What do you do […]

Choosing the Right Size Rug

Choosing the Right Size Rug A choice quality handwoven has the power to transform your room. In particular, a Persian rug is never out of style, whether adorning palatial homes or draped on pieces of furniture. A Persian rug or runner readily blends into contemporary spaces bringing the character to modern city living, while a grand large Persian […]

Hospitality Sector Trend for Persian Rugs

Persian Rugs have been an interior mainstay of the world’s grand historical hotels. Luxurious rugs in lobbies not only heralded quality but have been traditionally used to zone areas such as waiting areas from cocktail lounges. The upsurge of the recent trends for Persian rugs has flourished evermore with the pervasive use of hard flooring […]


Purchasing the perfect Persian antique or vintage rug demands time and attention. You have to choose a design that suits your style. Your choice doesn’t have to cost the moon. But it must match your vision and compliment the rest of your interior design scheme. It should ultimately help to put together your dream room. […]

Symbols & Motifs in Persian Carpets

Motifs and patterns in handmade rugs have complex histories, spanning centuries and straddling continents. Long before language development, Homo sapiens told their stories using symbols and pictures. Likewise, the motifs and symbols in handmade rugs have a story to tell. Here are some common motifs and what they symbolise:   Woman with hands on their […]

Sharafi & Co Makes Buying Rugs Affordable

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” (John Ruskin 1819 – 1900). When buying a quality antique or vintage handmade rug, it is useful to be familiar with the raw ingredients of the effort. After all, a handmade rug is considered the focal point of a fine design scheme. Buying […]

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