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Add Style With Layering Rugs

Bring on the texture


Layering rugs can be a great way to set the tone and add depth to your room, allowing you to play with the lines and angles of the room and draw the eye where you want it. When styling with rugs choose multiple colours and patterns to create a unique look that will fit your style. If you are looking for something with a lot of texture, layering rugs in different textures on top of each other is a fabulous way to add depth to a room.

Experiment With Colour and Texture

You do not need to use multiple colours and patterns to make this look work for your home, but when layering rugs with different textures on top of each other, consider using one area rug with a stylish motif. When experimenting with contrasting rug designs, try mixing similar colour palettes. Darker shades like black, browns, and grays are great choices if you want to create a cozy atmosphere. Lighter tones like white, cream, and light blues are good choices for rooms with natural sunlight. Colours that complement each other give your space a much-needed pop of colour and the rest of the items in the room.


Laying Out Your Rugs

Rug layering is a technique that involves laying out your rugs in layers.

One should be larger and more dominant, and the others should be smaller and act as an accent. Start with the bottom base and work your way up. Your larger rug should be put straight down, centered evenly across the room aligned with the furniture. There should be more or less 30 to 50 centimeters of bare floor between the edges of the area rug and the walls, and all the furniture should be sitting on the larger area rug. At least where two of your four furniture legs are on top of your layered rugs. Then place your smaller accent rug on top and change its position. You can use this method to layer all rug sizes. We recommend rug on top is at least 2/3 of the rug size underneath. The area rugs don't have to match but should tie together by a pattern or a shade. Think tone-on-tone. It doesn't need to match perfectly but should fit together well.

Tip: When layering rugs, it is also best when the pile on both rugs is low.

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Choose Your Rug Size Carefully.

It's essential to pay attention to sizing, especially if you're layering! A large area rug can make a room feel larger than it is. If you have a small space, choose a small-sized area rug as a larger rug will end up looking unbalanced. Also, think about how much traffic the room gets. If the room has heavy foot traffic, opt for a thicker rug. If the room only receives occasional use, go for a thinner rug.

And lastly,

Think About The Style Of The Room.

Modern styles tend to feature clean lines and straight edges.

Traditional styles often include motifs and textures. You may find that certain types of rugs work better with certain decor styles as they can affect the decor you put in your home. Whether you choose rugs first and then furnishings, don't forget about the furniture and colour scheme in the space. A rug should always complement the furniture in a room. When done right, they add a seamless cohesiveness and flow to the home.

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