Top 10 neutral rugs


Gone are the days of my beautiful kilim rug (like the one above from Anthropologie that I MUST have for our next house!) after Otto thought it was great fun to ruck it up and wear holes in it as well as his fur showing up really badly on it. Therefore, I knew I wanted a new rug when we redecorated our living room and it had to be super practical and as neutral as possible because I want the space to feel calm and tranquil. With a big dog I was looking for something that would hide his fur and the mud he traipses into the house every day after walks as well as being very robust as he loves a good wrestle and roll around on the floor. It also needed to be about 200cm x 300cm so that it would be large enough for my furniture to sit on it (did you see my guide to rug placement?). Whilst looking these were all options I came across, some fitting the brief better than others, but I thought it would be handy to share them as it’s always good to be pointed in the right direction for where to buy a good rug…

Top ten rugs | Neutral rugs | Apartment Apothecary

1. Plantation Benni Rug, Land of Rugs / 2. Colours Georgette Rug, B&Q

Top ten rugs | Neutral rugs | Apartment Apothecary

3. Frankie by Plantation Rugs, Land of Rugs / 4. Afar Shaggy Rug, La Redoute

Top ten rugs | Neutral rugs | Apartment Apothecary

5. Ferm Living Kelim Rug, Smug / 6. Andria Rug, Heal’s

Top ten rugs | Neutral rugs | Apartment Apothecary

7. Belle Rug, Land of Rugs / 8. Overod Rug, Urbanara

Top ten rugs | Neutral rugs | Apartment Apothecary

9. Colours Lollie Brown Rug, B&Q / 10. Pomezia Rug, Heal’s

Which one do you think I went for in the end?

Katy x


*This post was written in collaboration with Land of Rugs.



  1. 13th April 2016 / 3:59 pm

    I LOVE that anthropologie one but also like the textural jute rugs for a natural look x

  2. 15th April 2016 / 8:49 am

    I’m guessing you went with the Urbanara rug? Do tell! As you know I have the La Redoute one, it is very lovely, but not sure it would be best for a dog. I love both the rugs from Heals you have shown, but they would not be big enough. It’s so hard to find (affordable) large rugs I think.

  3. 19th April 2016 / 5:05 am

    Oh wow I love all of these! It is so tricky choosing the right one with a dog I agree. Love number 8!

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