Lovely Layering

The look of layered rugs is trending right now and there’s oh so many reasons why you should do it. Maybe you picked up one that you love but it’s too small, and you need a larger rug under it to hold the space. Maybe you want to add some texture to give your space that extra pop. Either way, we’re here to teach you how to layer a rug like a pro. Ready? Let’s get at it.

Image Via MyDomaine | Photo by Ryan Ford

The basic rule of thumb is to keep it simple by choosing only one rug with a pattern. I personally like the idea of a simple jute or sisal rug under a pattern or hide rug. These natural fiber rugs tend to be rather affordable, so having them as the larger, bottom piece makes layering rugs more affordable…especially if you are looking at a 10’ X 14’ rug.

Image via MyDomaine | Photo By Julia Brenner

Looking to duplicate the look above? Check out these great options!


Surya Jute Natural Bleached Rug


Safavieh Sisal Rug


Top with this fabulous Loloi Rug

However, that doesn’t mean if you already have an existing larger rug with a pattern that you can’t make the layered look happen. If this is the case, look at layering a textured, shag, or flokati rug over the larger, busier pattern rug. The mixing of texture, will make for a very unique space.

Image via Apartment Therapy | Photo by: Jill Slater and Trevor Tondro

By layering your rugs, you’ve created a focal point in your space. Here are a few examples of what we think will make your space cozy, warm and inviting. What do you think?

Moroccan Medley


Bottom – Safavieh Natural Fiber
Top – Safavieh Cambridge Navy (available in additional colors)

Cozy Corner


Bottom – Surya Zahra
Top – Surya Candice Olson Whisper (available in additional colors)

Ikat See You


Bottom – Safavieh Natural Fiber (available in additional colors)
Top – Surya Frontier

For more inspiration from Kyla, follow along with her at House of Hipsters!

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