For Fun Friday // Layering Rugs

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photography: Vanessa Lentine
Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photography: Vanessa Lentine

Layering 101:

We are sure you have noticed how so many of us are layering our rugs. There are endless reasons why layering rugs is a wonderful thing! It not only adds color & brings a room to life but when you layer it also adds texture, interest & defines the space. 

You can layer rugs on any surface from hardwood floors to carpeting. Maybe you have a rug that you love but you don’t want it to get the wear and tear or maybe you just can’t afford the larger size in a rug. Whatever the reason may be, this is one trend that is sure to last for awhile. Here are some tips that can help you layer your rugs perfectly.

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photography: Vanessa Lentine
Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photography: Vanessa Lentine

Finding your color pattern:

-Bottom Rug: a simple, neutral rug is best.  A neutral rug creates a easy neutral background. The most common bottom rugs are jute, sisal & seagrass. These rugs are usually inexpensive. and make great rugs because of there durability and neutrality.

-Top Rug: this is the rug that has a color & a pattern. This rug is the focal point. This rug will draw your attention to the area and help it to feel more intimate & cozy. Try to keep them complementing in color and pattern. If they don’t blend well it can make for a chaotic look.

Design: Becki Owens
Design: Becki Owens
Design: Ryan Street and Associates
Design: Ryan Street and Associates

Shapes & Sizing:

- Bottom Rug: needs to be large enough so that you have at lest 12”-18” showing all around.  Making sure that the bottom rug sits nicely under furniture. A general rule is you want the legs of furniture sitting on the rug. So in a living room you want to have the front legs of the furniture placed on the rug. Under a dining table you want the rug to be large enough so that when the chairs are pulled out they still sit on the rug. 

- Top Rug: you can play with all sorts of different shapes and sizes. You can even turn the rug to a angle and this creates more visual interest and helps define the space.

Design: Park & Oak Design
Design: Park & Oak Design

Helpful Hints to Finding you Rug:

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Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photography: Vanessa Lentine
Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photography: Vanessa Lentine
Design: Homepolish, Photography: Tessa Neustadt
Design: Homepolish, Photography: Tessa Neustadt
Design: Amber Interiors, Photography: Tessa Neustadt
Design: Amber Interiors, Photography: Tessa Neustadt

When layering is done right it can add just the perfect amount of fun and interest to a space. We know you are going to love playing around with this look and when you are done, be proud of what you have put together because it looks great!