What on earth is a carved rug, I hear you ask. It’s exactly as the name suggests – a rug that has some lines carved out to create more definition. I love my lounge-room rug with its big floral pattern on a background of navy blue. It’s bold and warm and pure wool. I picked it up for a song one day in Ikea in the ex-display section. It is particularly inviting when the sun streams through the north window.