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Written by Carly O'Brien 14th October 2015

Ruck and roll home inspiration!

If somebody suggested you could bring a little bit of the Rugby World Cup into your house, you’d probably assume they were talking about enjoying media coverage of the sporting event in the comfort of your home – a nail-biting match on your television, an article in a newspaper or a broadcast on the radio. Perhaps the sport might find its way into your home through rugby-playing family members, when they drag their post-match, mud-splattered, bodies into your pristine pad.

There is, however, another way to introduce the Rugby World Cup to your home – despite England’s disappointing departure from the tournament. And happily, it doesn’t involve grisly gumshields, or messy mud – and there’s not a cauliflower ear in sight! It’s our list of rugby-inspired home furnishings – a perfect way to bring the game inside, or treat someone with equal love for their home and the sport.

1. Present your passion and pride in artistic style with one of these dynamic prints from Art of Football. Full of energy with quirky touches like press cuttings and paint splatters, the prints celebrate rugby with bold colour and vigour.

2. Perfectly clean, shiny and smooth: here’s a rugby ball as you’ve never seen it before – an elegant doorstop from Culinary Concepts. Combining aluminium and nickel for high shine and sturdy weight, the ornament looks just as good on a shelf as it does keeping a door open.

3. Cheese and rugby: not necessarily an obvious combination, but it will make complete sense when you see this bespoke solid oak rugby cheese board, from Winning Works. Personalise it with your name, that of the recipient, or perhaps the names of rugby heroes, for a unique home gift that combines two of life’s greatest pleasures.

4. Like making a few notes on your team? Looking for a stocking filler for a younger rugby fan (Christmas is just round the corner after all)? If so, this A5 notebook from Sophie Allport is just the ticket. Coordinating with other stationery items in her rugby range, the notebook has alternate ruled and plain white paper with a handy grey ribbon marker.

5. If you’re keen to develop the youngest family members’ love for rugby, this beautiful patchwork quilt might help. Made from 100 per cent cotton and backed with cosy fleece, the quilt is part of a bedding collection that’ll grow up with your child. It’s exclusively available from luxury children’s interior design boutique, The Baby Cot Shop.

These are just five of the many rugby-inspired home furnishings we’ve found – have you discovered any similar items that you treasure? Or have you used a rugby, or sport theme in your home? Let us know through our social channels – links below...