My Top 4 Network Marketing Tips

When I started out in network marketing it was all a bit different from my “day” job as a quantity surveyor (construction cost consultant if you are in the USA) and I made a few, OK a lot of, mistakes but as time has gone by I’ve learnt from these mistakes and have come to realise that network marketing is much like running a quantity surveying business, or indeed any other kind of business. Obviously the “product” is different but the basic principles are the same and can be summarised in the following four tips, which I’ve set out for network marketing.

Network marketing tip # 1

Set your own goals – Everybody you know has some kind of goal, whether it’s just to get through the day without shouting at someone or to win an Olympic gold medal! The trick is to know how to achieve that goal. With these two examples I guess for one you would have to count to ten a lot and for the other train constantly for years! But for both of these you would have to break them down into two categories – short and long term. Short term for one would be don’t shout at anyone for a day and for the other to achieve a specific time within say a month. Long term would be don’t shout at anyone for a month and achieve a personal best time in 6 months. Network marketing is no different. Your long term goal is obviously to sponsor as many people into your company as possible. It doesn’t really matter what your long term number is (obviously the higher the better) but this long term goal then can be broken down into short term goals of x numbers per day or week or month. This gives you a clearer picture of whereyou are going and of how many people you have to talk to per day, week or month in order to achieve your long term goal.

Network marketing tip # 2

Be realistic about the work required. Too many people come into network marketing thinking that it is some kind of get rich quick thing that only requires the minimum amount of effort before the money starts rolling in. How wrong is that?! The benefits of working in network marketing can be so much better than being a faceless employee but, lets face it, it does take work. If you were to invest all your money plus some from a bank into a business venture would you just work at making it a success for a few hours a week? No chance! You would work your socks off to make sure it was a success. You need the same mindset with a network marketing business that is you are going to work at it every day for as long as you can! Don’t worry, it will get easier and if you have the correct mindset the hours required will soon drop!

Network marketing tip # 3

You should focus on making money at all times. The most important thing in any business is making money and MLM is no different. The things that make you money are marketing, sponsoring people and selling your product or opportunity. Checking your emails or Facebook every ten minutes certainly does not fall into that category and it could be argued that it should be last on your list every day. Having said that you could be waiting on an important email so need to keep checking. Have another tip here – If they say they are going to send an email straight away and it takes hours to arrive don’t drop everything to reply. It probably means that the person you are dealing with is focused on making money and isn’t checking or sending emails every ten minutes!! Try and get into the habit of having a quick look at your emails first thing, taking a note of the ones you need to reply to and then going onto your money making activities before responding.

Network marketing tip # 4

Use the internet. Many people you will talk to about network marketing are “old school” and are of the opinion that you can only achieve success in network marketing by getting lists of leads and either talking to the people face to face or phoning them up. It didn’t take me too long to realise that the “old school methods” of building any network marketing business was not only very time consuming but also on the way out. Working the phone with lists will still show some results but the uptake is pretty low and it does limit you in the number of people you can contact. After months of phoning and talking to people, and getting virtually no response from 99% of them, I began to realise that there had to a better way.

The turning point for me was when I wanted to sell a cylinder head for an old Jaguar which had been lying in the garage for about 15 years. I was going to put it in eBay which would have limited it to here in the UK but decided to try a couple of specialist Jaguar websites instead. Within 24 hours I had over 30 replies from here in the UK, all over Europe, USA, Canada and Australia! Sold it in 48 hours to someone who came over from France for it and got about 4 times what I thought I’d get. And all for a free advert!!

Now it didn’t take much thought to think that the principle could be applied to network marketing. The “list system” would be like advertising on eBay and would have limited me to the UK while some kind of internet based system could be like using the specialist Jaguar websites and literally give a potential worldwide customer base! And provided you can come up with good powerful “adverts” for your product it does away with the frustration of phoning and chasing people to explain what your product or opportunity is all about only to be rejected.

I hope that these tips will be of some use to you regardless of whether you are new to network marketing or have been at it for a while and feel that you are going nowhere.

Network Marketing Tips To Produce a Successful and Long Term Business

Chances are if you are reading this article about network marketing tips you already belong to a network marketing group or company. You may also be looking for ways to move beyond bugging your family, friends, co-workers and surrounding community. In other words your list is exhausted, so now what do you do? You could buy a list of contacts and begin cold calling or you could go to the mall and hand out flyers just to name a few. But, if you’re like me these types of strategies do not excite you. In fact most people would rather continue on the path they are on than to do things like this and that is what typically happens. PEOPLE JUST GIVE UP. In this article I want to share with you some network marketing tips that will help you build a successful and long term business.

So how does one become successful in the industry?

Network Marketing Tip One:

You need to be involved in the right company. There are hundreds of companies with thousands of products to choose from so where do you begin. It’s best to chose a company that has a product/service that will actually be useful to you and/or your customers. A good choice would be one that offers a product/service you would use or buy even if you weren’t involved in that company. I’m a chiropractic physician who practices clinical nutrition and have reviewed many nutritional MLM products. Some are really good. However I think when push comes to shove these are not necessarily the best products. After a few months if a distributor is not making money they will find it hard to shell out the $50 to a $100 a month for something that they may not see as a necessity. I see this in my own office. No matter how much a supplement may or has helped a patient if they feel they can’t afford it they won’t buy it or will discontinue it’s use. Weight loss however is a huge industry and I think this niche is a great one and works well in the MLM industry.

There are also other factors to consider when choosing a company like how stable is it? How long have they been around? How fast are they growing? Is there momentum and excitement? Does it have a great compensation plan? You have to look at the big picture.

Network Marketing Tip Two:

Build a business and not a down line. Most network marketing companies focus on building a down line. If you look at the top earners in MLM companies they build a business. They do this by offering tools to their group. Techniques that could be applied to any business model and everyone follows the same principles. It needs to be easy, simple and duplicate able. Companies come and go. But, if you build your business correctly if and when this happens you can simply dust yourself off, regroup and a few months later you are back in the saddle again going strong with a new company. If you just build a down line you have lost your paycheck. More on how to do this later.

Network Marketing Tip Three:

Find the most successful people in network marketing, find out what they are doing and duplicate it. There are a few commonalities that I have found among the top producers (1) They do some sort of attraction marketing which is the most powerful way to build a business (not just a down line). (2) They have their own websites with unique URL’s and don’t use the ones issued from their parent companies. These are just to name a few. I’ll share some more ways to learn about these types of techniques later.

Network Marketing Tip Four:

Use the internet. There are so many ways to build your business online without ever having to do a party, contact your friends, family and neighbors. The internet, in my opinion, is a must if you are to build a strong and long term business. Think of how many people have smart phones, iPads and Notebooks these days. Everyone is one them and in most cases where people go for almost anything and everything they want to know. The internet is not just used for marketing and capturing leads but, it is also used to communicate with a group (maybe your group). Developing a Facebook group for your team is a good way to do this. You must approach the use of the internet correctly though. If you come across as a salesman or being too pushy you can destroy your business. This is where attraction marketing fits in.

Network Marketing Tip Five:

Treat it like a business. There is so much to learn initially that it is easy to get overwhelmed. There are literally hundreds of network marketing tips online that one could follow. Begin with one and master it. Then move to another. Your business needs time to grow. You will have to work hard at it for at least two years. So many people get discouraged because they thought they would get involved and in three months be rich. Living a life of total freedom is something that we might all be looking to achieve. Very few get to experience this in a few months. The rest of us have to work hard for two to five years. It’s no different than a conventional business so learn to treat it like one.

Network Marketing Tip Six:

Don’t quit your day job. At least not yet. You will know when it’s time.

So those are a few network marketing tips that I use to build my businesses. Many of them I have carried over to my conventional business as a physician. I want to end this article with a little more on attraction marketing.

As I mentioned earlier you need to focus on building a business and not just a down line. It is imperative that the attraction marketing technique be used to do this. Regardless of what network marketing company you are associated with MLM Leads System Pro (MLSP) will help you accomplish this. So what is MLSP. It is a tool. A tool to promote your business, capture leads, build a list and get new sign ups on auto-pilot. It also offers nineteen additional streams of affiliate income, an additional residual income stream and branding for your own business.

Network Marketing Tips – Top 10 Landmines You Must Steer Clear Of

The following network marketing tips are not going to be at all like you’ve heard before today.

Network Marketing Tips is a phrase that I believe is used way too freely, so I just wanted to advise you in advance that this won’t be anything like the typical tips your upline has given you. I believe there is a ton of jokers online that are only out to make a sale, which is why they tend to forget to add in any valuable content, which results in them almost always spinning their wheels. Getting started in the multilevel marketing industry is one of the best business decisions that I’ve made in my entire life. That is even before I found out that network marketing has produced more millionaires than any other industry in the world and the numbers are ever-increasing despite of the down economy.

Having said that, a large segment of network marketers never make any real cash because they’re never trained how to effectively market and brand themselves. So, consequently they chase their friends and family or even get sucked into paying for leads and they sooner or later run out of money and people to talk to about their business. I know from experience that if you understand particular strategies and know what landmines to steer clear of before you get started, you can be successful beyond imagination in this industry.

Network Marketing Tips – 10 Deadly Landmines Uncovered

Maybe you’re thinking, “What do landmines have to do with network marketing tips?” I’m sure you know that even if you try to dash full speed across a field that has landmines hidden in it, they are still going to explode. But if another person goes across the field initially and survives to describe to you where all the landmines are, you will stand a lot better chance of making it across successfully. Correct?

Now that being said, I’m going to go ahead and share some network marketing tips that changed my business and my life forever…

Top 10 Landmines That You Need To Avoid In Network Marketing – Tips To Grow By

1. The Comparison Bomb – This means company comparisons, compensation plan comparisons and even comparing yourself and your situation to the Top Earners that you may respect. You are where you’re suppose to be at this point in your life, so let’s move forward.

2. The Numerous Streams Of Income Bomb – First, let me clear this one up because I’m a big advocate of multiple streams of income, but I felt it was important to add this to my list of network marketing tips. I’ve met marketers that try to work 2 different companies at the same time and they haven’t even gotten the first one off the ground yet. F.O.C.U.S (Follow One Course Until Successful)!

3. The Multi Tasking Bomb – Simply put, “Everybody can multi-task, but no one can multi-focus.” Just find that thing that you’re passionate about, put your head down and go to work.

4. The Lender Bomb – Never pay for anyone to get in. PERIOD! I’ve never seen anyone pay for a person to get in the business that did anything. When men and women feel they have something at stake then they will work harder than if they have nothing to lose.

5. The Product Guru Bomb – You do not have to be an expert in this business. Most people get caught up doing research in their back office and online and they never do anything productive. It can also scare representatives off if they associate pain with have to learn all of the same knowledge that you have learned. “Ignorance on Fire, Always Beat Knowledge On Ice!!”

6. The Best Friends & Members of the Family Bomb – In network marketing, tips like this one is going to save you a lot of frustration. Your friends and family are not a market. Save your friends and family for later and focus more on networking, building relationships and turning cold market prospects into warm market and that’s very easy. Your warm market is reps that will warm up to you once they see y’all have something in common.

7. Networking Events Bomb – This is going out to networking events just to close individuals into your business on the spot. Networking events are to get business cards and then follow up within 24-48 hours.

8. The Info Overload Bomb – Too Much Information!! This kills 97% of new home business owners. Just build curiosity by only exposing prospects to information that is calculated to get them excited.

9. The Tip Toe Bomb – Please don’t waste your time with representatives that are not ready to hit the ground running. They use language like, “I’m Trying To…,” “I’m Gone Give It A Shot,” ” I Hope,” and the list goes on.

10. The Secret Shortcut Bomb – Multi-level Marketing is The Shortcut! 3-5 years of Hard work! There are no other possibilities. The Good News is “Full Time is 2 Hours Per Day, 5 Days Per Week (if you do it right).” This is perhaps the most important on this list of network marketing tips.

Bedroom Decoration Tips You Must Implement

Are you quite tired of waking up to the same environment? The same old plain walls that offer nothing to your imagination other than a white sheet canvas to express itself; the same old step-weathered carpet; the same positions for everything that have been unchanged ever since you moved in. If yes, then you apparently need some bedroom refreshing to do. The ways to decorate the bedroom can only be limited by your creativity, so just find it within yourself to gather some ideas for decorating. Here are some tips that might help.

Repaint.

Always have a clean sheet to start with. And since this is your bedroom, feel free to personalize it all you like. Pick the color you like best, pick the color – or even colors, why have a limit at all? – that reflect your personality. Be it the white neutral colors of the people who like to fill in the blanks with their imagination, or the darker shades of the melancholic types, or even the vibrant colors of the social, hyperactive, and energetic people, just pick what suits you best and start painting.

Clean.

After the paint dries off, it is time for some cleaning. Take out the duster, wipes, and vacuum, and go wild. Do not forget to go from top to bottom so that you do not have to do carpet cleaning twice – once before you start, and once after you drop all the dust and cobwebs on the clean carpet. You might want to put a good medium-stiff bristled brush to work on the carpet to clean up all the hairs. You would be amazed at how many of them there will be.

Alternatively, you could go with a dependable and professional cleaning agency to take care of your bedroom cleaning, or why not even house cleaning while they are at it. The professional cleaners will get your house clean in no time, and in a much faster rate than you can.

Add.

Add new items to your bedroom, like a desk for a PC, or some shelves for your favorite or about-to-be-read books. Add a painting or two, or maybe a poster of your favorite actor or musician to add some life to those walls (yes, sometimes you can take advice from your kids for decorations).

Replace.

Improve on the old stuff. Replace some furniture with better, or wilder-looking ones. Replace the night lamp with something fresher or more interesting than the same old night lamp you have seen everywhere – like a lava lamp!

With this your bedroom will have a fresh new beginning, and you can feel free to add whatever you feel right. And do experiment all you like – it is your bedroom, after all.

Restyle.

After all the cleaning and repainting, start to think style. Find a new place for the bed – the enclosed corner of the room, or the center spot to have a room focus, your choice. Find a new place for the wardrobe and dresser, and while you are on it, why not organize it so that clothes-finding is not an issue during this season.

The latest trend in home styling are the themed bedrooms. You can choose among various themes like vintage theme, classy theme, funky theme, garden theme, Contemporary theme, open sky theme and what not. Select the one that goes with your mood, and choose furniture, curtains, wall color, flat sheets accordingly to make you feel new. Are you ready?

Things You Should Consider When Remodeling The Kitchen

The kitchen reflects lifestyle and should also be good enough to accommodate all cooking needs. Today the kitchen is much more than just a cooking space, it can be where you dine with your family too. Open plan kitchens have become very popular and when you have everything sorted out, you will love the beautiful addition that is your kitchen to your living space. If you do not like the way your kitchen looks now, you can always have it remodeled to suit your preferences.

Kitchen remodeling contractors offer very good services to help you create a beautiful cooking space complete with enough storage and space. Modern kitchens are colorful and designed in such a way that they match with the décor of your home. Here are some of the most important elements you should consider when remodeling the kitchen.

Space available – A spacious kitchen is easier to design and it will also give you a pleasant time getting everything organized. The size of the space you have in the kitchen should be used to decide what layout is most suitable. Your designer can help you come up with a solid plan for the remodeling so you are able to make choices that suit the square footage that you have available.

Existing layout – Sometimes all you need is to make a few changes to the existing layout to have your dream kitchen, but in others, you might not like anything about the layout hence may need to even have the doors and windows replaced. Modifications to the existing layout are much easier and cheaper than having to replace almost everything. Call in an expert contractor and sell your idea to them so they can decide whether it is possible to work with existing layout or not to achieve your expected results. Think about what works and what doesn’t work with the current layout to make right decisions.

Kitchen layout options – Kitchen remodels can be transforming to your layout and you must think about the layout options that you have. Of course the amount of space available will determine what kitchen layouts are possible. The most common layout options that you have include one wall which is an ultimate space saver, gallery or walk through layout that works for small spaces, L-shaped layout that maximizes corner spaces and eliminated traffic, U-shaped that flows traffic around your kitchen island, island and peninsula layouts. Your contractor should be able to get yourself familiar with the options and help you decide the best for your home and space.

Infrastructure – The age of the building or the kitchen can expose you to other concerns during the remodeling process. Think about how possible it is for the structure to accommodate everything you want to install as you remodel and additional works that might be needed in the space to achieve your desired results. For instance, will the remodeling project have an effect on the walls, ceilings and floors? If yes, can you accommodate the additional needs?

Vancouver kitchen remodeling services can transform your cooking space into an inviting relaxing space. You only need to make the right decisions and work with the professionals.

3 Network Marketing Tips That Guarantees Sign Ups of MLM Reps

In Early 2010 I joined the Network Marketing Industry and till today it has been the best decision I have ever made. It is quite funny how much money one can make if they spend time to learn some very basic skills.

These Network Marketing tips I will be sharing with you today are personal experiences I have had from consistently learning from leaders and these network marketing tips are things that I personally do to recruit people into my business.

When you finally understand these principles and follow these network marketing tips I am about to share with you, there is no limit to amount of money you can create for yourself and your family. It is possible… ONLY IF YOU’RE SERIOUS.

Most people will never make a penny in this industry because they think they got everything figure out.

One of my favorite quotes of all time was by one of my favorite authors Robert Kiyosaki. He said

“The Rich and Professionals have coaches, but the poor and amateur do not”

A common trait of every serious entrepreneur is that they always seek a mentor and they always want to learn from successful people. They do this because they know they do not have all the answers yet.

Most new marketers NEVER take advice; they assume they know it all… This is why they simply do not make money.

With that aspect covered, let me share with you 3 network marketing tips that will ensure you sponsor 1 new rep per day into your business.

Network Marketing Tips #1- Choose a good Company

Now most will say, well duh.. but majority of people will just jump into a company because of HYPE and FLUFFS. They simply hear about an amazing compensation plan and they rush right in and get wiped out.

So a couple of things you want to have at the back of your mind.

1.) Make sure the company or product matches your core value (You MUST be passionate about the product and your goals and that of the company must match). If you are not passionate about the product you won’t be able to retail it effectively. You must personally believe in your product.

2.) Make sure they have leaders in the company who are really devoted to changing the lives of people with their products and with real life education.

3.) Make sure they have leaders that are PERSONALLY committed to teaching you their marketing secrets- If your Up line has no marketing skills or isn’t willing to invest time in showing you how to build and duplicate, you basically have been screwed BIG. This is why most people fail in Network marketing… no marketing training

4.) The company’s products must have a really good market; preferably look for a company that has a developing trend… (Huge secret… Baby boomers are about to retire and the U.S dollar is about to COLLAPSE… something to think about)

Network Marketing tips #2- Create a no objection sponsoring system.

In my whole years of marketing online, the realization of this concept was what made me know that you can virtually print your own money through network marketing.

Here is what you’ll need

1.) A compelling, powerful Lead Capture Page to capture the name and email address of leads

2.) A Sales Page- This should contain your Company’s Presentation or a webinar.

3.) An Application form at the end of presentation.

Now the next step is to create an ad and target the people with whom you know would be interested in your business. Facebook now has close to 700 million users (Bigger than the United States and is the 3rd largest population of people in the world!!).

CRAIGSLIST- Craigslist unlike Facebook, your ads are 100% completely FREE. Craigslist has over 20 Billion page views per month, it is ranked #7 in world wide in terms of page views, it is #9 in total traffic in the U.S.A, and 50 million people just in the U.S.A uses Craigslist.

I left a link at the end of this article were you can access these training on Facebook and Craigslist.

When you create TARGET ADS and set up a system like this with an application form at the end of the presentation, if they like what they saw THEY will need to fill out an application.

This will automatically place you as an UPLINE and them as their DOWNLINE because the person asking questions always holds the power and controls everything and this way you are only talking to people already sold and are interested in your business.

I personally teach people the kind of questions to ask in the application form to qualify a prospect before you even pick up the phone and call.

If you create this system, then when you call your prospects they are already credit card in hand ready to join.

Network Marketing tips #3- Talk to AT LEAST 10 people per day

After creating this system, you would have ELIMINATED any objections by a prospect. This is because the application form ready qualified them. They obviously like what they saw. The ad attracted them, they loved the information on your lead capture page else they wouldn’t opt in, they watch your presentation, they liked what they saw, and they decided they want in (that is why they filled all the fields in the application form right).

If you apply these network marketing tips as I have outlined here, you will succeed.

Now generate 10+ leads per day online with the above system and call all of them and sign them up based on the answers they presented to you in the form.

For example you asked them in the form “how many hours per day are you willing to invest in building your business to make X amount of dollars”. Say he says 3 hours per day and want to make an extra $5000 per month

(Key Note: It is all about posturing). Now you are on the phone with John

YOU: Now John you told me you were willing to invest 3 hours per day to make this work… is there anything else am missing? John (says no not really, I really like what I saw and would like to know more)

YOU: Very cool… here is what am going to do John… am going to invite you into my inner circle, you going to join this (tell them they are joining…VERY IMPORTANT… remember they want to join else they won’t entered their phone number to be contacted) you going to join this John and we are going to work together in creating that $5,000 a month game plan sounds fair?

He says Yes/absolutely/sounds great etc.

Go ahead and enroll him/her to your business… it’s that simple. That’s how easy it to recruit on the phone

If you go through all this and you are constantly talking to 10 people a day and putting them through this process… do you think you would recruit at LEAST 1 person a day to your business? You will, only if you do it.

So those are my network marketing tips. Apply them and see a whole new world of possibilities open to you. This industry is fun and has the potential for making you very wealthy fast if you do the right things.

Now most people (about 98%) would look at all this tips and say to themselves “well it all sounds good, I keep look for the right answers” and they would end up going back to what they previously do.

To those who TAKE ACTION, they will see success.

Kitchen Cabinet Suppliers Can Make Renovations Easier

Some cherish the old wooden cupboards of the past and quickly replaced by others. When considering a kitchen makeover, contact a kitchen cabinet supplier early in the process. Cabinets are the center of attraction so make a well-informed decision.

Cabinets

Standard off the shelf cabinets can still be high quality with the right materials and assembly. Whether a person prefers clean, contemporary lines, mission styles, or traditional there are plenty of cabinets to choose from. The finishes and colors available are numerous, including dark or light colors, wood tones, or painted surfaces, and all combinations thereof. Contact an experienced kitchen cabinet supplier to explore all your options.

The cabinet doors may be clear or frosted glass, solid wood, or open shelves. Glass fronts are pretty and make the kitchen feel more open, however, they show all the clutter so use them to display china, not canned goods. Open shelves are more accessible than ever, but if not well organized they can appear untidy.

Some customers know what they want and prefer custom made cabinets to add that extra flair to their kitchen. This is particularly the case if the kitchen area is an unusual shape and the plan is to use every inch possible. Some homeowners prefer custom made cabinets to inject their personal uniqueness and with the help of a kitchen cabinet supplier success is virtually guaranteed.
Corner cabinets can cost you cargo space unless a Lazy Susan or turntable is incorporated.

Turntables that come entirely out of the corner are relatively new on the market; these add ease of use and function to an otherwise uncomfortable or dead space.

Small spaces between cabinets or appliances are a perfect place to add pull out shelves for small items such as spices. Ask your kitchen cabinet supplier how to include them in the initial plans and how wide they can be.

Other accessories include surprises such as cookware organizer drawers for pots and pans or tilt out shelves on sink fronts for sponges. How convenient would it be to have a trash container pull out that holds two vessels? These are the little luxuries a makeover can provide for pennies on the dollar, ask a kitchen cabinet supplier for the details.

Hardware

The hardware will have a significant effect on the overall picture too. Using a rustic style knob may conflict with a modern theme. Transitional styled tools are mostly combined configurations either in color or form. Hardware finishes define the cabinet style by using zinc, steel, brushed aluminum, or pewter. Take time to compare them with the cabinets chosen.

Don’t forget to include the hood, and consider adding extra storage. Storage can be added too, an island that offers seating and multiple drawers or a large area with inside organizers is one way to fill that need.

Kitchen cabinet suppliers make selecting the most desirable cabinets easy and affordable. They will assist clients with design ideas to achieve the look they want and remain within the budget.

Know what to look for, and be sure to ask if top manufacturers handcraft them. Ask what materials they’re made of and what inside accessories can be added to capture the best use of space. Good looks and functionality are important especially in the heart of the house.

How Custom Rugs Can Finish the Perfect Interior

Any interior designer will tell you that in order to make a room stand out and look exceptional there has to be some form of statement, whether it be particularly bold colours, an intriguing focal point or unique works of art. To achieve a designer look the room needs to be well designed but also different, otherwise it can appear too clinical. People aspire to magazine worthy interiors, but they also want to feel like they are at home.

There are various ways to achieve a personalised touch on a home or office interior, the most obvious would be to use pictures of family or friends however this can often detract from the professional appearance that was sought in the first place. Art, whether it is fine art hung on the wall, sculptures or pottery can be used to add a sense of identity and self. The problem with art is that, for many it is less accessible, unless we have a vivid interest in the subject it is unlikely that we will identify with an individual piece, and if we do, budget requirements may very well get in the way. Antique or heirloom furniture is a great way of adding something personal to a room but is reliant on not only availability of said but it fitting with the interior. Something that has been made by yourself or family can be a great focal point, if the skill is there. One solution is to commission a bespoke or custom piece, a simple and effective way of doing so is the creation of a custom rug.

Most living areas and many work spaces already utilise rugs to add warmth, colour, texture and design, so in many ways a custom rug it is the perfect item to personalise. Involvement in the design process can also the design to be personalised without the skill needed to make something with your own hands. There are limits to what can be created, however the very fact that you have worked alongside a manufacturer to produce the design makes it unique, personal and, if done right, perfect for the interior.

Custom and bespoke rugs can be made to any size, shape, and colour. Tones from existing furniture or fabrics can be used to match and blend and the design can follow the flow of the room or stand out to be a talking point and central focal point to the room. In terms of budget, while a rug made to custom requirements may cost more than most standard rugs, the expense is in some ways reduced by the fact that there is not a need to purchase a standard rug and a separate focal point or personalised piece to finish the room.

Love-Rugs is a leading UK supplier of custom and bespoke rugs, supplying completely unique and made-to-measure rugs from £145 per square metre.