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Bath Rugs & Mats

Stress Free Spring Cleaning

Springtime can mean many things to many people. Whether it’s the celebration of new life or simply the end of a long, hard winter, there are lots of things to look forward to (including those Easter eggs). However, it can also mean that spring cleaning is on the horizon. But if the idea of shifting sofas and spending hours de-cluttering doesn’t really appeal to you, check out our guide to giving your home an easy and affordable face lift.

A great way to make a big difference in your home is to rethink your existing colour schemes. Tired of a bland, beige living room? Spice things up with a few touches of red by pairing these Fleur De Lis Design Cushion Covers with these Copper Red Luxury Faux Silk Curtains. Little changes like this are sure to make an impact in your room of choice, without the hassle of removing and replacing larger items.

Getting your kids involved with the yearly clear-out may seem a near impossible task, but one way to ease the transition is to include some familiar, friendly faces in their re-designed rooms, and make sure that they have some input too! Whether it’s the Ben 10 Duvet Set, these Hello Kitty Storage Boxes or the Thomas The Tank Engine Floor Mat, whatever they’re into, there’s something for everyone!

Tired of tatty old textiles lurking in the bathroom? Replacing your towel set is another great way to add new life to a room with minimal effort. The 6 Piece Embroidered Cotton Towel Gift Set will do the job nicely, and at 100% cotton, comfort and quality are guaranteed. Try pairing these with this 2 Piece Fish Pattern Bath And Pedestal Mat Set to easily refresh your bathroom.

When it comes to bedrooms, comfort is a must. So if you’re tired of itchy winter bedspreads and looking to add a few new, stylish touches, there’s no better time than now. This Flower Pattern Embroidered Quilt And Duvet Set will do the job nicely, and in single, double and king size, you can bring a new look to your bedroom however big or small. Try matching this with these Flock Print Tab Top Curtains to give the room a fashionable, modern look.

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Bath Mats

Bath mats are in inexpensive way of brightening up your bathroom and completely transforming it, making it feel much more cosy and warm. Their main use is a warm and soft way of drying your feet.

They are usually made from absorbent fabrics such as Cotton or Olefin which provide high quality softness and quick absorption.

Many bath mats these days come with matching items such as a pedestal mat for round the base of your toilet and a toilet cover for your loo seat.

Our range of bath mats come in a myriad of colours and designs to suit any bathroom, whether your decor is modern or traditional. Browse our range here and brighten up your bathroom today.

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Choosing Bath Mats and Rugs for the Home

Bath mats and rugs might not be everyone’s favourite décor item, but they can be very useful items and are ideal for finishing off the look of a bathroom. The colours of these practical accessories can be chosen to highlight colours in the décor. Nobody likes stepping out of the bath onto a cold tiled floor, and a mat can look very warm and welcoming.


Traditionally, these items have been sold in a three-piece set, to include the bath mat, the pedestal mat for around the toilet and a toilet seat cover. In recent years, many people have chosen to forgo the toilet seat cover so many sets are now sold with just the two items, although the three-piece sets are still available. It is also possible to purchase each item separately.


Bath mats and rugs come in a wide range of colour choices. Many people are being more adventurous with the décor in their bathrooms and are opting for colours other than white or blue. Striped designs are now popular and the mats can be used in a contrasting colour to create a particular bathroom feature.


Most sets are made from polyamide fibres, which give the mat a very soft feel, but are hardwearing and easy to care for. This synthetic fibre should give lots of wear and is machine washable. In addition, the underside of the mat is latex, to provide a non-slip support, ideal for tiled floors.

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Choosing Rugs and Mats for Your Home

Rugs and mats can be used in every room of the house. They are ideal for houses with tile or wooden floors as they help to keep the floor warm underfoot. Rugs and mats are also a very popular addition to any bathroom.

There is a wide choice of rugs and mats for bathrooms. They come in a variety of colours, both plain and patterned, and can suit any home décor. Bathroom rugs and mats have a rubber or latex underside to help prevent slipping. This makes them perfect for use when getting in and out of a bath or shower, as the added traction of the backing on the floor means less risk of falling when the feet are damp.

Although they are suitable for use by people of all ages, children and the elderly, who may be less stable on their feet, will find this type of rug and mat especially helpful in the bathroom. There are also a range of pedestal mats that are shaped to fit around the toilet and sink pedestals to prevent slipping and falling when using these facilities.

Rugs and mats are a cheap and easy way to add a splash of colour to a plain bathroom. The three-piece sets include a bathroom mat, a pedestal mat and a toilet seat cover. They will all match beautifully with a plain white bathroom suite and, by changing the bathroom accessories, will give the room an instant makeover. They are also machine washable, making them very easy to clean.


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