Rugs and carpets are one of the easiest ways to transform a living space, and on Lanzarote you can afford to go bright, bold and vivid!
Fitted carpets are a rarity on Lanzarote. Homes simply don’t require the insulation, and the hassle of cleaning them isn’t worth it. Instead, you’ll find all sorts of tiled, wooden or artificial floors that can be swept and mopped regularly. For underfoot warmth, house shoes are the norm here.
But rugs can also provide that underfoot warmth in places where you sit or stand regularly, or when you’re usually barefoot- such as climbing out of bed or the bath.
It’s also worth remembering why rugs exist in the first place. They were originally developed in the middle east among people who often lived nomadic lifestyles. This made rugs, which could be rolled up and easily transported, an easy way of taking your home with you. Sitting on the floor for eating and praying is also common in these cultures, and rugs offer the required protection. Rugs and carpets also provide a more comfortable place to sit and meditate, or just chat on the phone.
Perhaps most importantly of all, though, they bring an instant splash of colour and warmth to interiors that tend towards blinding white or muted neutrals. A colourful rug is one of the quickest ways to make your Lanzarote living space look more like home and less like a laboratory.
A carefully chosen rug or carpet can turn a small balcony into a welcoming place, and can even become the focal point of a particular area of your home.
Magic carpets may not exist, but on Lanzarote you’ll find plenty of rugs and carpets that will transport you to a different state of mind.
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