For Fun Friday // Layering Rugs
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.
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.
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.
Helpful Hints to Finding you Rug:
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!