Layering rugs lend a certain tactile element to a room that a solo tapestry just can’t pull off (plus it’s often a more budget-friendly believe it or not a solution to pulling off a stylized rug… more on that later). Although you might be hesitant to flex your design muscles with this trend, the options and results can be unlimited. Just look to these pretty interiors and our round-up of curated combinations for endless inspiration that take the “more the merrier” concept to heart.
A common layered rug formula is large jute rug + smaller patterned rug, but you don’t just have to stick to a natural seagrass as your base. Try a delicate flokati or layer pattern upon pattern such as the room above from Interiors for an eclectic mix. Choose a veritable rainbow of rugs in similar textures, hues or patterns to unite your space.
If you’re feeling especially daring, make it two or three. Layering rugs, whether on carpet or hardwood floors, is a smart and simple way to give a room texture and take on another trend: pattern-mixing. Sure, the unexpected contrast of weaves and prints may have guests doing a double-take but if done right, layered rugs can pop in a playful way, and, more practically, pull together space.
Unique Living Room Rugs Ideas
Living Room Rug Layering Ideas
The trick is picking patterns and colors that are complementary but still different enough. For example, a tightly striped red-and-cream rug would be too much against a tiny checkered rug, but a larger diamond-checked design in black-and-white is just right. The result can yield a bohemian-luxe look, or a cozy rustic or vintage vibe—all depending on how you arrange them. Doubled- and tripled-up textiles are a look we’ve seen before, but they’re trending now more than ever. We’re taking these rooms as proof that the home décor trend is here to stay.