Custom Rugs

We offer a custom design service for customising any of our rugs or creating something entirely bespoke for your home.

Claire Gaudion custom rugs | design your own rug

“I really enjoyed my experience buying a rug from Claire… I visited her studio and was charmed by the atmosphere and appreciated the opportunity to see and feel the fabrics firsthand and get an idea of how they actually looked as opposed to on screen or printed in a magazine. Once the designs were complete Claire kept me in touch with the process of making them in India sending me pictures of them on the loom as they were made. And when they were made delivery was simple, quick and easy. I would recommend buying a rug from Claire Gaudion without hesitation.” Joanna H.

Custom Rug Design

Commissioning a custom or bespoke rug is a straightforward and enjoyable process, where you can become part of your rug’s story. Any aspect of our rugs can be customised; the colours, shape, pattern scale or yarn can be changed to meet your specific requirements. Or, we can work with you to create something entirely new with our bespoke service. 

Initial Consultation

Designing your custom or bespoke rug begins with an initial consultation. For local customers we can arrange a home visit so that you may view our rugs, samples and all of our colours in your home. If a home visit is not possible, we can send you samples and colour poms in the post, or match to your own fabric samples or colour references that you send to us. Seeing rug samples and the yarn colours in your home is the best way to decide if the design and colours are right for your room. You can also send us photos of your room if you would like design advice, for example, on colour, pattern, rug size and placement.

Design Illustrations

Following this initial discussion or meeting, we will prepare some design sketches for you to view. We will send you a few variations of the customised or bespoke design, to give you options to comment on and select from. The design process will continue until you are happy with your rug design.

Colour Approval 

Approval of your rug design also includes approving the colours. We use a range of 1200 colour poms (wool yarn tufts) for colour reference. This is much more accurate than computer screens or print-outs, as the yarns will be dyed to match the same colour references by the master dyers in India or Portugal, where our rugs are made. When everything has been agreed and approved, we will send you a final design sketch and order confirmation. 

Your Handmade Rug

Our custom and bespoke rugs take approximately 8-10 weeks to be made from approval of the design and after receipt of a deposit. Very large rugs can take a little longer. Whenever possible, we will send you photos of your rug being made so you can follow it’s journey. 


Once your rug is ready for delivery we will contact you to arrange a convenient time to deliver. Please note that we do not offer an installation service.

Make an Enquiry

Please contact us if you have a project in mind, we would be pleased to discuss it with you.