Today we would like to dwell on a kind of imaginary anchor and focal point of our rooms, which is the rug. The rug has a great influence on the transformation of the room and our feeling of the room. It isn’t only the color of the rug nor its pattern that is decisive, as many of our customers initially believe. Rather, the overall atmosphere of the room is influenced by the rug’s composition, the height of the pile, and especially its size.

As for the size of the carpet, there are unwritten rules for each type of space, which we would like to reveal to you here.

The main rule is:  bigger is better than smaller. Too often, clients come to us who have made the mistake of choosing too small a carpet size, which has the effect of making the room look optically smaller, disorganized and even cramped. When we put a larger rug in the room, we immediately achieve greater airiness and sophistication of the space.

In order to choose the right size rug for a living room, we should keep in mind that we buy a rug only after we have clarified in advance what the spatial arrangement of the living room will be. Our sofa and armchair should rest at least half on the rug (not less), and the carpet should extend at least 30 cm on each side. The more substantial the armchair, the more of its surface you place on the carpet. In a room where we have lighter armchairs, it is acceptable for them to be at the edge of the rug, however better yet if the front legs of the chairs are on the placed on the rug. The same concept applies to side tables that we put next to the seating furniture, they look much better if they are standing totally on the rug.

Koberec v obyváku ma správnou velikost pod sedačkou

At Kamila Harris Home, we often place rugs in the hallways of our clients’ homes. We endeavor to show our clients that even hallways are not just a passage space that doesn’t really matter, but they should also be given appropriate attention. The hallway is usually the first room we enter from the outside and it is the corridor that makes the first impression on us. That is why we also try to make the hallway a place that is cozy, pleasant and in harmony with the rest of our overall interior. Not everyone has a large, spacious hall in their apartment, where a round or rectangular carpet stands out beautifully. We often deal with narrow spaces, which are very suited to a narrow, long carpet, the so-called runner. It makes the space special and gives it a feeling of warmth and coziness. In the case of the tread, it is necessary to pay particular attention to its correct width, so that it is not too narrow and thus does not unnecessarily narrow the space, or, on the contrary, too wide, so that it does not rise on the sides of the corridor.

dlouhý koberec na chodbě v spravné velikostí

Rugs in the bedroom add coziness and subdue energy. Since the bedroom is not a communication-heavy zone, we prefer finer and softer carpets, preferably with a longer pile. For a classic look, we prefer large rugs on which the entire bed and side tables rest. In the morning, when we get out of bed, we get the first nice feeling when our feet gently touch the floor and we immediately start the day more positively.

For a more modern look in the bedrooms, the rug can be placed only partially under the bed, but it’s  important to pay attention to the symmetry of both the placed carpet and the entire space.

For an equally important pleasant and warm feeling in our dining room, we place rugs under the dining table. Here we choose carpets with a short pile and from a range of easy-care carpets. The carpet should exceed the dining table by approx. 65 cm, so that the carpet doesn’t curl and roll when chairs are pushed in and out.

See more in our Carpets section HERE:


Our modern, elegant and luxurious throws and scarves from England: Bronte by Moon

The memorable year 1837 marks the accession of Queen Victoria to the British throne in England.

Queen Victoria ruled the British throne for 63 years and was the second longest-reigning monarch after Elizabeth II, who was her great-granddaughter. During this era, which we know as the Victorian period, Britain saw not only military and political growth, but also significant scientific and industrial development.

In the same year – 1837, the fabric manufacturing company Abraham Moon & Sons is founded in Britain. This renowned company, with a reputation for consistent quality and innovative design, was bought in 2009 by Bronte Tweeds, a tartan company.

At Kamila Harris Home, we are now honored to offer our customers a range of luxury blankets and scarves of the highest quality under the current company name of Bronte by Moon. You can view this exceptional product HERE:

The exceptionality of these luxurious blankets and scarves lies in the historical details of production, processing and mainly the quality of refined wool fibers.

Elegant blankets and scarves in stylish designs with remarkable details are woven with the utmost care from fine Merino lambswool, 100% pure new wool or from luxurious alpaca and mohair wools.

Soft and warm scarves and blankets are available in trendy checks, patterns and classic tartans. They will help you maintain a stylish well-being, whether in the beginning of autumn or the following winter. There is nothing better than snuggling up in a luxurious plaid in the evening with a glass of excellent red wine.

But let’s go back to history. When Abraham Moon had a three-storey mill built on Netherfield Road in Guiseley in 1868, it was not only because it was close to his house, but mainly because the mill had an abundant supply of soft water, ideal for washing and other important processes in the production of wool and luxurious blankets processed from it. Found records from the 1890s of the export of this manufacturer to Western Europe and Japan testify to the interest of customers for centuries.

Now the company is one of the last remaining vertical wool mills in the UK, meaning they are among a select few who continue to complete all manufacturing processes from a single location.

And how are Bronte By the Moon luxury blankets actually made?

The raw wool is delivered directly to Guiseley. Merino lambswool comes mainly from South Africa, Shetland quality pure new wool comes from New Zealand and alpaca from the Peruvian Andes. Quality starts at the farm, which is why the company buys its wool from proven sources, because the best natural raw materials are needed to make a luxury blanket. The owners of the company are aware that quality wool can only be obtained from healthy sheep. Wool is only purchased from growers who adhere to standards in animal welfare, land management and social impact. The healthy wool used to make luxury blankets is either scrubbed or cleaned and combed after delivery, ensuring that less than 0.3% of impurities remain inside the fleece.

Wool cleaned in this way for the production of luxury blankets goes to the dyehouse, where precise combinations of dye, pressure, temperature and time are used. These combinations are top secret to ensure that the unique color palette remains identical for the luxurious blankets.

Next comes the carding stage, an important process necessary to produce soft, smooth luxury blankets. The mixed wool, lubricated with a little water and oil, passes through a series of combed rollers, which first comb the fibers in one direction and then in the other. At the end of the process, the combed and combed wool fibers are wound onto a spool ready to be placed in the spinning machine.

After the fabric is woven, a rigorous quality control process begins for each piece. Every centimeter of fabric is inspected at three stages of the production process – when it comes off the loom, after completion and again before it leaves the factory – ensuring trademark consistency in the quality of these luxury blankets.

In the final stage, the fabric is washed using pure water pumped from wells 800 feet below Guiseley, then ground and dried. The oils that were used to help make the fabric are removed. The final step in the process is completion. Each length of fabric is carefully pressed using steam and specialized equipment used to remove any shrinkage, completing the fabric creation for luxury blankets.

And what is our favorite blanket at Kamila Harris Home?

Our favorites necessarily include the luxurious blankets made of alpaca wool:

coming from Peruvian llamas. It is the choice of connoisseurs who already know their way around. This wool has been known for over six thousand years as the thread of the gods. It is a durable, luxurious and silky fiber, celebrated for its warmth, incredible softness and softness and for its hypoallergenic properties. It is ideal as a luxurious blanket or stylish plaid.

Blue Velvet

What comes to mind when you hear the word velvet? My association, which will probably forever remain a bitter song from David Lynch’s film “Blue velvet”, performed by the irresistible Isabella Rossellini:

She wore blue velvet

Bluer than velvet was the night

Softer than satin was the light

From the stars….


And that is exactly what velvet is, simply exceptional and irresistible.

It was originally a hair fabric made for centuries, where the tips of thick hair exceed the area of ​​the basic weave by 1 to 2 mm. The first velvet weavers’ guild was founded in 1247 in Italy. Originally, velvet was made only of silk and was considered a purely luxurious item that only very wealthy customers could afford. Over time, velvet began to be made of cotton in the 19th century, and in the second half of the 20th century, man-made fibers were also made.

Velvet can be smooth or refined into plastic patterns thanks to firing (punching) or embossing (embossing). But what property velvet always remains is its beautiful flowability, softness to the touch and the warmth of the fabric. The velvet in the interior warms up and slows down the energy. We like to use it in the interior both as a upholstery fabric, at the same time it is a very beautiful and luxurious material for curtains and decorative pillows. When we combine it with braids, fringes or trimmings, it is always an irresistible gem.

How light affects our sleep

Many of us sleep in a room riddled with some form of artificial light – whether it’s television, electronics, or disturbing streetlights.

A body of study and evidence exists to suggest that exposure to light at night can be quite harmful in a variety of ways and could even predispose us to chronic illness.

So, what happens during sleep when we are exposed to low light? And how can we mitigate this?

Researchers at the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University in the USA analyzed changes in cardiovascular function in individuals exposed to minimal light during sleep. These cardiovascular changes switched the nervous system to a more activated and alert state (the part of the nervous system responsible for the body’s fight or flight response). However, this part of the nervous system instead neeeds to naturally calm down during sleep as the body enters a parasympathetic state, which reduces heart rate and respiration.

It’s almost as if the brain and heart know that the lights are on even though the individual is asleep.

For us to sleep well, more facts must come together to keep our autonomic nervous system in balance. And according to studies, light is one of the major factors that affects us during sleep.

But good solutions exist to this problem. Many architects use external window blinds to ensure perfect darkness in your bedroom. If your building is not equipped with these outdoor systems, don’t worry, we have many interior systems to ensure your perfect sleep.

It is possible to use blackout blinds, which can be installed as mechanical or electronic remote controlled. Everything can be controlled by remote controls powered by a rechargeable battery. There is nothing more pleasant than having the ability to control the amount of light with the remote control directly from your bed.

Of course, dimout and blackout curtains are a great shading element in your bedroom, which will ensure perfect darkness and intimacy of your bedroom. These curtains are standard equipment in all luxury hotels, so why not treat yourself to this element at home?