Design is in the Details: Layered Rugs

Yesterday I talked about all the details in the room that made up a town & country mix.  One of my favorite details was the solid natural-fiber rug (looks like sisal) with that pretty patterned one placed on top.  Generally natural-fiber rugs like jute and sisal are less expensive than patterned options created using wool or synthetic fibers.  So, if you are looking to fill a larger room try a large natural rug topped with a favorite patterned option.  Even though it is obviously more costly to purchase two rugs instead of one there are several reasons this could be a good design solution:

  1. If your favorite patterned option is an odd size that wouldn’t work on its own.
  2. If your patterned rug is super colorful or lively and needs to be toned down.
  3. If you want to mix up your room for the changing trends and seasons, but maintain a neutral base.
  4. If you are lucky enough to own a vintage or antique rug you want to preserve you could place it in the room, but out-of-the-way (like under a grouping of furniture), and still have a rug that fills the rest of the room.

This works for any style really…I put together some scenarios using a variety of styles.  The sisal rug I used as a base is from Pottery Barn and the sources for the patterned rugs are at the bottom of the post.

layered-rugs copySOURCES: Glam | Scandinavian | Bohemian | Moroccan | Tribal | Modern | Country | Traditional

What’s your favorite style?  Would you like this in your home or is two rugs just one too many?

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