I’ve amassed an excessive collection of small Turkish kilims and ethnic, handwoven rugs over the years – all of which are just piling up in a storage closet. I can’t help it, I’m addicted to textiles! And now that most of our neutral colored area rugs are in place throughout the home, it’s time to bring them out to add warmth to each room by way of color and pattern. I love the look of smaller, colorful rugs over a larger sisal or jute rug. Lauren loves to layer several small rugs together for that boho, patchwork style carpet. Either way, here’s a collection of photos to help inspire your own room makeover:
(images via Heidi’s Bridge, Desire To Inspire, One Kings Lane, Domaine, Remodelista, Architectural Digest, Domaine, Anna Burke Interiors, Camille Styles, Yatzer & Apartment 34)
Never thought about layering rugs, but is surely looks amazing!
Oh my God this is genius. I have literally just text my husband asking if we can replace the carpet with loads of rugs haha. I’m inspired!
Wow never thought of that but it looks really cool and stylish.
My favorite place to get beautiful, handmade rugs to layer is from Anou a “beyond fair trade” organization that allows you buy beautiful rugs directly from artisans in Morocco. You can even work with the artisans to develop custom designs. Gorgeous work, such a satisfying purchase. http://www.theanou.com/
How do you stop them crawling around the floor. My area rugs seem to have a life of their own! I have wall to wall carpet in my rental and I bought a beautiful colourful area rug to beat the beige but with or without a rug underlay it creeps at a remarkable rate and always ends up jammed up under my day bed. So frustrating because if you try and move it deliberately you need the strength of a titan to shift it!
@Jenny If a rug pad doesn’t work, you might want to try rug pins, which anchor into the wood under your carpet, or double sided carpet tape!
Super nice pictures. Gorgeous looks!
I love how rugs can add so much colors and fun to a space! Love these examples, thanks for the inspirations!
Awww….this is a great idea indeed. Never thought of that. Now I gotta try it at home.
Very nice! Usually these types of rugs don’t have rubber backing and/or strong odors from sprays, etc. I’m going to buy a few and layer them! In fact, I ran across several small and medium sized ones in a store this morning, and at the time hadn’t thought of layering. Thanks for the tip!
p.s. This is such a good idea (for me), mainly because I often run across many very nice smaller sized rugs, thinking I need a larger one for a certain area. This way, we can layer and layer and end up with a larger covered area! Thanks again!
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