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What are the current design trends in stair carpet rods?

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on October 1, 2021.

Take a look at these trends in stair carpet rods, which have become the go-to accessories to deliver a stunning design aesthetic to staircases. By far and away the most popular style is to pair with a smart stair runner which runs up the central area of a staircase, revealing the painted wood of the […]

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What is the best carpet mat edging available?

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on September 17, 2021.

Having worked in the interiors sector for many years, I’ve come across some products which I just wouldn’t be without. One of these is Easybind carpet mat edging. This is the most versatile and professional-looking carpet binding I’ve come across.  Regardless of the décor it always seems to fit in well and adds a professional […]

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Complete a Statement Staircase with Black Stair Rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on September 7, 2021.

Decorating with black might sound risky. However, using black as an accent colour in a decorating scheme can be liberating, dramatic and glamorous.  Black stair rods have the ability to elevate a humdrum, practical flight of steps into a dynamic statement staircase. Simple to install at the time of fitting a new stair carpet or […]

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Think bold with stair carpet runner rails designed for wider staircases

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on July 1, 2021.

By far and away the most popular diameter for stair runner rods is 12mm, or ½” in old money. These are ideal for runners up to around 1m wide (3 feet 3”) and therefore standard for most houses. However, there is a view that your stair carpet runner rails should be chunkier than that for […]

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Tips to rejuvenate old brass stair rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on May 25, 2021.

Moving house and discovering a set of old brass stair rods in the loft is surprisingly common, judging by the calls we receive. If you like to revive preloved items for your home and give them a new lease of life, here are a few ideas which may help you turn a mound of metal […]

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3 Fresh Ideas for Stair Carpet Runners this Spring

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on March 3, 2021. Tags: ,

Spring is in the air and it’s a great time of the year to chase away the winter blues with a touch of decorating. Here we take a look at three fresh ideas for stair carpet runners to rejuvenate that dull old staircase at the heart of your home. Naturally inclined with wooden stair rods […]

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What’s the Best Stair Edging to Use on a LVT Covered Staircase?

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on January 22, 2021. Tags: , ,

Having decided to get shot of your old stair carpet and chosen one of the latest luxury vinyl (LVT) floor styles, what are your options for stair edging with LVT flooring? Let’s start at the beginning and first recap why stair nosings are important, then take a look at what the choice is and what […]

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Pile into carpet edge binding & reduce your waste

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on June 18, 2020.

Once you discover there is such a product as carpet edge binding, it is easy to get hooked. Because, not only is it great at edging a rug to match your carpet or create a stair runner, but it also proves to be one of those products that is multi-talented. There are lots of uses […]

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Exclusive Designer Ideas for Modern Stair Rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on March 4, 2020. Tags:

The following interior designer ideas illustrate how modern stair rods are currently used in fashionable decorative schemes. No longer simply a design feature for period houses, today they are regularly specified in contemporary show-homes. Whether you are looking for quirky, glamour, humour or fine design, stair carpet rods have a lot to offer. Pack a […]

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Thinking of replacing your old stair rods?

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on February 18, 2020.

Recently, I was staying at a rather nice bijou hotel with an eclectic décor scheme, complete with a worn stair runner and old stair rods. The “shabby chic” staircase had certainly gone beyond any claim to style and instead just looked forlorn and unwelcoming. Certainly not in-keeping with the image of the hotel. First impressions […]

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