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 […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on June 8, 2020.
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Carpet stair rods have been around for a century or more and yet they have never been more popular and fashionable than now. And so, for anyone thinking of installing them on their staircase, I’ve listed some of the latest trends in stair rods for 2020. Slender 9mm diameter rods In recent years, there has […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on November 7, 2019.
This is the time of year when the days get shorter, light levels drop and many of us turn our attention inwards to our homes. If you think yours is looking a bit dreary and in need of some life then here we take a look at chrome door bars and how to use them […]Read more
New stair rods are typically sold complete with a pair of brackets, which you use to attach the rod securely to the staircase. The bracket design is different depending on whether you are fitting a stair runner carpet or a fitted stair carpet. So, do make sure you choose the correct type when ordering. Runner […]Read more
On a recent visit to Eltham Palace in Greenwich, London I was interested to find antique brass stair clips in a dull dark-grey, almost pewter finish, gracing the gently curving staircases. I was standing in the ‘lineresque’ entrance hall, complete with circular 1930s geometric-styled rug. Decorative stair rod clips ‘Sweeping’ does come to mind when […]Read more
Do you ever open your front door, walk into your house and just feel it looks, well…dreary and boring? The secret style tip is to add immediate character with some quality stair carpet rods. Easily fitted to an existing stair runner or carpet, a pristine set of decorative carpet rods provides a welcoming touch of […]Read more
Changing your flooring can seem a bit daunting and sounds expensive. But here we explore 10 value flooring ideas which don’t cost the earth and are easily achievable and look fabulous. 1. Investing in a new carpet, wood floor or stair runner can be expensive A great alternative is to paint your floorboards instead. You […]Read more