Whether you are renting a place with carpeting or are looking to spruce up the living room (or any area for that matter), rug layering comes in real handy. It adds visual interest as well as extra comfort.
I put together a few mood boards to give you a better idea of how easily you can layer.
The first shows you a modern rustic spin on rug layering. The rug underneath adds a nice pop of color to this darker decor layout. With the cowhide rug on top it not only adds visual interest but also comfort. A glass top table is a great way to showcase the layered look. I chose the wood top coffee table with wrought iron base to give it a more rustic feel but also show off the rug layering.
The second board shows you a bit more of a glamorous and simple look. I love the play on symmetry and organic lines. The black and white stripped rug adds symmetrical stability to the area were as the organic Agate patterned rug adds interest and color. I styled the final look with metals, glass, and marble accessories. The patterned chair creates an additional visual interest on the level of the natural eye view. This way your attention doesn't go straight to the floor but travels all over the room.
The final look is a bit more Mid-Century Modern. Pair a natural low pile rug like sisal or wool with a more plush and colorful rug. This will make your minimalist space seem more cozy. Keep the decor simple and use the colors from your rug to style the room with pillows or throws. Having solid colored furniture lets you play with pattern and texture on accessories. Go nuts!
Of course you are welcome to use this technique in any room. Be creative and outgoing with your rug choices, they make the space reflect you and your personality.
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Until next time.