Design Quickie: Layered Rugs

For the past few years I’ve seen this trend of layering different rugs on the rise. It’s a great look for those who love an eclectic feel, and sometimes can be a great alternative to paying for a huge – and therefore very expensive – rug.

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An easy way of testing the water with this trend is to highlight a smaller rug by grounding it with a less expensive, jute rug. This gives you the satisfaction of coverage while also, often, helping keep costs down since jute rigs tend to run less than antiques.

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Layering rugs also works perfectly in those instances when you want a little more love under your feet, like here right next to the bed.

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Also, how perfect is this (in my head) for a nursery! I’ll just pretend this one remains pristine and never gets destroyed by baby throw up. That would be fun to clean up.

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You can buy the smaller flokati (fur) rugs at Ikea for under $30, and they add just the best special touch.

My personal favorite applications of this trend involve off-setting different rugs that either “go” together to ultimately take up more real estate on the floor, or layering two totally different rugs (think an antique Persian rug and a cowhide) for some unexpected personality.

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So what do you think of this idea? Love it or leave it? I have a cow hide rug I’ve been hoarding for the right space, and I think it’s going to work perfectly in our master bedroom that I’m about to give a nice refresh to. And, yes, it will be layered!


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