Styling a Room with Matalan Direct

I was recently challenged by Matalan Direct to style two rooms with one of their rugs. We’ve recently been adding plenty more texture into our home, so couldn’t wait to see what they had to offer. Their Metropole Rug really stood out to me, as not only would it fit with the decor in any room of my house. But, I loved the simplicity design. Made from 100% wool, it’s a good sturdy rug and I had to see what it’d look like in our living room before settling it in our hallway.

The pale grey rug really blends in well with our sofa and curtains. But, I could see it paired with plenty of other colour schemes too. With having wooden flooring throughout our home, I love how it breaks our living room up. The geometric design flows perfectly with our flooring and I love how the pattern is deeply set, meaning I can pair it with other patterns without it looking too busy. It definitely made the room feel a whole lot more cosy. And, until we put our under-floor heating on, our dogs are enjoying the extra comfort on the floor!

Next I styled the rug in our hallway. We’re currently decorating in there, so I knew it would instantly make a massive difference as the space was looking too bland. Our hallway is quite open, so it instantly gave the room a lot more depth and colour too. I’ve positioned it directly in front of our shoe cabinet to give it a uniformed look.

What do you think? The challenge definitely made me think how I can switch things around to style each room differently.

I was kindly sent the Rug to take part in the challenge with Matalan Direct


  • I think it looks great! Matalan has some gorgeous homeware. And oh hey Toby! My dog would love under floor heating haha x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  • it looks lovely in both rooms! I love the colours in your living room x

  • It looks so lovely! I love how you styled your home 🙂 x

  • I am all about greys so I love that rug! x

    Ninz |

  • Sophie Stewart

    This is exactly the type of rug I have been looking for, must check out Matalan! Sophie x

  • I love this rug, it is literally exactly what I am looking for in my home. It’s super affordable as well. 🙂

    Claire |

  • Tracy

    New to your blog and just love the professional and friendly way you write. The rug looks great in your home in both settings.