Want to make your home look dashing? Buy a rug! But if you’d like to give your home a plush and perfect appearance, buy two rugs and layer them up!
Nothing looks more appealing on a floor than the sight of a colorful rug but why go with just one when you can have two or even more? There are several rug options out there, so you don’t have to limit your home décor to just a single rug when rug layering makes your décor appear rich and fascinating.
Laying two or more rugs on one another has become a popular trend in recent times and has proven to be a worthy try.
Rug layering is an excellent way to have fun with patterns, colors, textures, and style. It is a design trick that gives your space some extra dose of coziness and makes it look well-designed, extra thoughtful, and well-curated.
Whether you want to lighten up your space with vibrant floor rugs, mix up different textures, make a bold statement with patterns or fill up a large space, there’s a rug layering idea that can help you achieve it.
Below are some of the best rug layering ideas that can take your home décor from good to excellent.
1. Experiment with Patterns
A pattern on pattern is an excellent way to make a bold statement in your home and leave visitors in awe and admiration. Several pattern combinations can make a perfect pair, especially if they have the same hues or color intensity; their possibilities are endless.
You can try traditional Turkish Kilims or plush, neutral-colored Moroccan rugs. They will inject some depth and character in any space without coming across as extreme.
However, since there’s no one way to rug layering, it's best to trust your eyes and guts – just go with it if it looks good to you.
2. Play Around with Textures
Rugs of different textures can make an excellent pair in layering. You may not need multiple colors and patterns to make this pair look good.
The contrasting textures of jute rugs below a faux cowhide make them a wonderful pair. Mixing jute rugs with flatweaves, shag rugs, faux sheepskin, and other traditional rugs is a beautiful sight to behold.
3. Highlight an Area or Feature
If you want to make an area stand out or be the center of attraction in your space, then layering rugs on rugs are the perfect way to do that.
Area rug layering can help you highlight a particular feature or item such as an antique, coffee table, chest, chair, bed, or some other special piece in your home.
It can also help you create focal points and define an area such as your study section, dining room, or workspace.
4. Be Flexible with Placement
We all know that large area rugs are supposed to align with the furniture and define the sitting or conversation area. But for area rug layering, you can go unconventional with the placement of a smaller rug until you find a suitable spot for it on the bigger rug to give it a stylish and flexible look.
You should do this with rugs of the same shape but you can also get creative if the rugs have different shapes. Play around with the placement till you figure out the right one for your space.
5.Try Something Neutral
Most layering experts would advise you to go this way if you don't want to spend too much on buying multiple rugs. Jute or sisal rugs are made with natural fabric materials and form a pleasant-but-neutral backdrop texture on which you can place almost any other kind of rug. They are very durable and pretty much inexpensive.
6. Double the aisle
Need to fill the hallway, foyer, stairs, or any other narrow space? You may want to consider two mid-sized flatweave rugs instead of the conventional long runners.
Use colorful modern rugs for a more eclectic feel or try traditional pieces for a classic and elegant look. Place one or both rugs at a slightly slanted angle but make sure the edges overlap to create a harmonious composition.
7. Add a Landing Spot
While a large area rug beneath your bed will create a warm and cozy feel with its soft cushioning, an additional flat weave accent rug layered on a larger area rug would provide more softness and warmth for your feet.
8. Try Color Combinations
Layering rugs on rugs will also give you the chance to experiment with different color combinations. If you find a colored wall-to-wall carpet to be too much, you can balance things up or calm the brightness a little by layering with a neutral area rug.
Also, if you think a single rug doesn't offer enough color, rug layering could provide some fascinating colors after the combination.
9. Think about Size
Rug layering allows you to use your favorite rug even if it’s too small for the room or space you plan to place it. One large area rug or wall to wall carpet can be paired with a smaller one to make up for your favorite one.
Here the gist. The larger rug will extend everywhere you intend to cover while the small rug will bring its beautiful colors and pattern to create some sort of balance and cohesiveness in the room.
Uses and Benefits of Rug Layering
Rug layering can be used to achieve several purposes in your home. Some are summed up below.
- Layering rugs on rugs helps to improve the visual appeal of the room by adding color and contrast.
- Buying two small rugs can be more budget-friendly than buying one large or oversized one.
- Rug layering can be used to frame or define a space within a large room.
- You can also use it to anchor or bring some harmony to the furniture in a room.
- Rug layering can help to create a cozy ambiance in a room or space.
- You can also create a focal point in your room.
- It is an excellent way to add color and texture to your space.
If adding spice or switching things up a little around your home tickles your fancy, shop and order any of Luxe Weavers’ beautiful Modern Area Rugs right away. You'll be glad you did!