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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!