The Art of Layering Rugs

Rug Buying, it can be difficult. And what if you can’t decide between two (or more)? We say buy both and layer your floor! Many design predicaments can be solved this way, and we love the idea of layering rugs in an indoor or outdoor space. Read on for some of the easiest ways to layer rugs. 

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image via Hitta-hem.blogspot.co.nz

Base Rugs for Layering

A good starting point is finding a large base rug that fits your entire space, meaning all the furniture you plan to use will fit comfortably on this main rug. A natural sisal or Jute rug is ideal as a base so you can add a smaller patterned or textured rug that can be changed out as you wish. Or if you've found the perfect pattern and just need to double the space in an interesting way, consider layering the same rug.

Image via Jam Design

Image via Jam Design

 

Separate Spaces Using Layered Rugs

If you have a space that needs a large rug to define it, create sections within that space on top of your base rug. This is ideal for a loftlike space or rooms that can support two purposes. Highlight a seating area, or separate the dining area from the lounge.

image via Kennethwalterblog.com

image via Kennethwalterblog.com

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image via InteriorsOriginals.blogspot.com

When separating multiple areas in one room, it's a good rule of thumb to keep the rugs monochrome so that the other details of each space will define separate personalities.

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Image via kristoferjohnsson.com

Statement Making Rug Layers

If you’re looking to embrace a cozy, undone look with patterns or textures, find rugs that work together but don’t match perfectly. This look is ideal if you have both an indoor and outdoor space that you can interchange rugs with. Go for colorful patterns, oriental inspired, or even mix in a faded one.

image via Beldi Rugs

image via Beldi Rugs

Layer just 2 or layer them across the space to act as carpeting.

image via Domino

image via Domino

Image via www.AmberInteriorDesign.com

Image via www.AmberInteriorDesign.com

For a more subtle effect, mix various sized stripes and add in one pattern, like this round up of Dash and Albert Outdoor rugs (currently in stock!).

dash and albert outdoor rugs

Texture Rug Layers

Adding a bit of texture in unique ways can make a bold statement. Different textures will have different effects on the space. Animal hides look great in every type of room. Start in the bedroom with a lush sheepskin layer to give the room a dreamy look.

image via Refinery 29

image via Refinery 29

In the living room, a cowhide adds a rustic, effortless look and highlights a seating area.

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image via MyDomaine

image via MyDomaine

Our Chindi Leather rugs (currently in stock!) add texture with a more subtle statement, and without breaking the bank!

leather chindi rugs
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