Your floor is an empty frame, and your rugs are the art that lies within. Masterful rug placement in any room of the house can brighten the space and turn it into a magazine-worthy design. However, you don’t need to limit yourself to only one rug to a room—or even to two separate rugs in different areas of the room. Pile area rugs onto each other for an extra bump of color, texture, and height in any room with our helpful tips for how to make layering area rugs work.
The most important concept to grasp when you’re learning how to layer rugs is color coordination. If you don’t have a comprehension of which colors look good together, the rug layers will only clash with each other and create a chaotic mess of color. Start with simple, single-tone rugs to get a handle on the color scheme you want in a room, and then work your way up to playing with patterns and textures. Simple rooms with basic furniture and décor may allow you to make bolder decisions, such as loud colors or patterns, with your rug choices. You can layer patterned rugs onto each other if they look good together, but you may have more success framing a patterned rug with a solid-colored rug on the bottom.
It may seem obvious, but for rug layering to work properly, you need the bottom layer to be a larger size than the top layer. The easiest way to ensure your design comes to life the way you want it to is to order custom-made rugs with the correct dimensions. Whether you want your layers slightly offset or directly centered, precise measurements are essential for a quality design.
One of the best ways to make layering area rugs work is to use different shapes or textures together. For example, placing a circular rug on top of a rectangular rug allows the corners of the bottom layer to stand out and reveal more of the bottom pattern. Layering may also highlight a piece of furniture such as a coffee table that fits perfectly on the top layer. Different or similar textures can add a bold design element to any room; for instance, you may stack a frieze rug on top of a shag rug—or the other way around—for extra coziness and warmth during the winter.
Whatever choices you make, remember that rugs are a noncommittal aspect of design. You can switch rugs out for the seasons or for different purposes. No matter which custom area rugs you need for your house, you can rely on the selection at Koeckritz Rugs to keep you supplied.
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