How to Layer Rugs Like a Pro
Remember when I talked about fall cleaning last week? I wasn’t kidding! I always get a little itch to change things up when a new season hits. I’d also been looking for a new rug for our living room for quite some time. Oliver’s fur was really sticking to the last one making it really tough to keep clean, so I wanted something that was both durable and easy to keep clean!
I knew I wanted to layer a smaller rug over a jute rug, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted until I walked into World Market. They’re currently running their Rug Caravan special and all rugs are up to 50% off*! Jute rugs are already pretty inexpensive, so getting one at up to 50% off is a steal. If you’re looking for a few new rugs for your home, now is the time! World Market has some really great stuff in right now and the hardest part for me was settling on just one combination I loved.
I finally did and I really love how it turned out! It’s so much cleaner and cozier in here! What do you guys think? Oliver clearly approves!
Have you ever thought about layering rugs? Or have you done it already? I really love the look and have a few reasons why I think you should try this trend! Oh, and if you want the details on my living room, scroll to the bottom for links!
Why You Should Layer Rugs
Layering two rugs adds unexpected texture and depth to any room. They give the room a layered, lived-in feel that’s inviting and relaxing.
Creates a Focal Point
Placing a smaller rug over a larger one draws more attention to the area surrounding the small rug. If you have a seating area here, this is a perfect way to create a focal point in the room that feels complete and cozy.
Mixing colors and textures on patterns makes for a really unique contrast, which again, creates a focal point in your home.
1. Bottom: Bleached Ivory Basket Weave Jute Rug // Top: Medallion Turkish Rug
2. Bottom: Indigo Tufted Viscose Gable Area Rug // Top: Black Tufted Leila Area Rug
3. Bottom: Taupe Tufted Viscose Gable Area Rug // Top: Vintage Geo Medallion Turkish Area Rug
4. Bottom: Charcoal Herringbone Woven Jute Area Rug // Top: Black Zuni Area Rug
5. Bottom: Natural Basket Weave Jute Rug // Top: Moroccan-Inspired Wedding Rug
6. Bottom: High Tide Blue Area Rug // Top: Ivory Flokati Rug
How to Layer Rugs Like a Pro:
When selecting rugs, pick two that are different, yet compliment each other like the examples above! I typically recommend sticking to one that’s pretty simple and one that’s got color or a unique pattern. Why? You want to create a peaceful oasis! Not a place that feels hectic and busy.
For our living room, I selected two rugs that were really neutral in color. Since our home has a lot of colorful accents and rugs (you can’t see those here), I wanted to keep the rugs simple so the space would feel calming and relaxing — the perfect place to chill out after a long day.
I chose this diamond patterned jute rug for the bottom layer. I love jute rugs because they’re affordable, durable and easy to clean. The simple, but bold pattern in this one sold me! If you’re wanting to do a patterned rug on top, a solid jute rug looks amazing as the bottom layer!
Since I went with a bold patterned jute rug for the bottom layer, I decided to go with a simple flokati rug in an ivory color for the top layer. It’s super fluffy and adds a softness to the room. Oliver spends a lot of his time laying here!
Designer Tip: Rugs don’t have to live on the floor! I love these small sheepskin rugs for draping over the back of couches and chairs for added softness and texture.
*excludes one-of-a-kind rugs, rug mats and door mats
This post was sponsored by World Market, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make The Fox & She possible!