Wednesday 29 April 2020


I've wanted one of these for ages, a flokati rug, also sometimes called shaggy, Afghan or Mongolian.

And after years (why?) of procrastinating,
I have bought one and it's winging it's way to me this week.
(It's arrived, scroll down for a review).

Pure 100% Greek sheeps wool made by Greek artisans and just £45!
(I'll put links at the end where to pick them up, if you are in the market for one).

I needed a rug for beside my bed,
where formally a Primark shaggy throw was taped down,

there it is on the orange laminate floor before I stained it,
here for that how to.
(And here for the headboard how to).
Currently there are three, £3 Ikea rugs sewn together to make one rug...
I'd seen it done on Pinterest, don't bother.
It would look OK in a boho beach shack but on a regular bedroom floor,
just a bit rubbish, I'm not even photographing it.

Dark or heavily patterned rugs don't look right in my neutral room and I didn't want anything too on trend that would become the equivalent of a stags head cushion in a couple of years.

Image Real Homes
So beautiful flokati it is,
I think I was procrastinating because before I found a way to stain the floor,
I kept thinking on a loop,
a really huge nearly room sized one would be fantastic,
but impossible to keep clean?
but would look really beautiful,
but a fitted carpet would cost the same and look good?
but flokati rugs are so cool,
on a constant ridiculous loop.
But now I have stained the floor, I realised I could have a smaller one.
If it gets really hanging I can just bung it in the washing machine.
Though I have always found wool carpets are quite good at repelling dirt.

Here's a flokati in the 1976 Terence Conran House book,
a book I lay partly to blame for my interiors obsession.

Pearl and Daisy Lowe with a flokati in a bedroom.
Also eyeballing that pale grey washed peacock chair, nice.

An enormous one in a 1979 Jay Steffy photograph,
How beautiful is that room!

 This is the one I am getting,
no fancy marketing photo's here,
but good! This is why they are costing less than an acrylic Argos faux number.

I've gone for the medium grade,
1400grms per square metre if that means anything to you,
it looks very thick without being too bulky.

Here's the shop links to buy these bargain rugs, they are the cheapest by far I have found and they have great reviews.
The sizes are in centimetres.

60 x 120 £33

80x 150 £49

The review

It's arrived!

Absolutely love it!
I chose the free postage and it still arrived within two days,
so don't bother paying the extra postage for a faster delivery.
It is much thicker and better quality than I thought it would be.
If I saw this in a shop, I would expect to pay at least three times the price
and this is a lower density one 1400 and it is really bouffy.
Pure wool, wool backed,
just gorgeous.

I paid for the rug myself this isn't a paid partnership post but it does now contain affiliate links.

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