Layered Rugs

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:

layeredrugs16

layeredrugs2

layeredrugs8

layeredrugs4

layeredrugs5

layeredrugs17

layeredrugs7

Consuelo_Jorge

layeredrugs13

layeredrugs11

layeredrugs6

layeredrugs10

layeredrugs1
layeredrugs9

layeredrugs3

layeredrugs14

layeredrugs12

(images via Heidi’s BridgeDesire To Inspire, One Kings Lane, Domaine, Remodelista, Architectural Digest, Domaine, Anna Burke Interiors, Camille Styles, Yatzer & Apartment 34)

18 Comments

  1. Michelle wrote:

    Never thought about layering rugs, but is surely looks amazing!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

    1.4.16
  2. Amy wrote:

    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!
    X

    1.4.16
  3. Charesa wrote:

    Wow never thought of that but it looks really cool and stylish.

    1.4.16
  4. mkh wrote:

    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/

    1.4.16
  5. Jenny wrote:

    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!

    1.4.16
    • Erica wrote:

      @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!

      1.4.16
  6. Mick wrote:

    Super nice pictures. Gorgeous looks!
    http://www.patagonia-jackets.com

    1.4.16
  7. Very interesting!!

    1.5.16
  8. Prudence wrote:

    I love how rugs can add so much colors and fun to a space! Love these examples, thanks for the inspirations!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    1.5.16
  9. Jess wrote:

    Awww….this is a great idea indeed. Never thought of that. Now I gotta try it at home.

    1.5.16
  10. Roslyn wrote:

    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!

    1.5.16
  11. Roslyn wrote:

    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!

    1.5.16
  12. profits25 wrote:

    Hey There. I found your weblog the use of msn. That is a
    really neatly written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it
    and come back to learn extra of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I’ll certainly comeback.

    4.29.16

Comments are closed.