Layering rugs in a room is a fresh update that works to define your spaces while creating a focal point for the room. A large rug, like a jute rug, fills the space, but the layered rug on top works to draw you in to the heart of the room, whether your talking about the seating area in the living room or the table in the dining room. By layering your rugs, you add depth and texture to your space for an effortless lived-in feel that is inviting and comfortable.
This trend embraces all design aesthetics as you could layer a traditional Persian, a colorful over-dyed, an intricately patterned kilim, or even a fur or hide. Although multiple rugs could be layered for an eclectic Bohemian vibe, I mostly stick to two layers in my designs. A favorite look of mine is to layer a beautiful Moroccan or kilim rug over a large jute or sisal rug. The neutral under layer provides beautiful texture but mostly works to frame the more intricate top layer. This is also a great solution for those working with a tight budget, as large natural-fiber rugs are affordable allowing for more of your budget to go toward a beautiful statement rug in a smaller size. Here’s a living room space I recently designed to show you how effective the layered rug look can be.
When merging two different design aesthetics in one house, find two pieces or looks you love and then build the space from there. Whether its a vintage rug, a statement chair, or a piece of art, use it as inspiration for the whole space. You’ll know instantly if you like the combined look and may find further inspiration to go even further. For more home decorating tips, please visit my website, beckiowens.com.