fall around the corner, there will be lots of clothes-layering, but
what about layering rugs? I'm not talking about sliding a no-slip pad
under your throw rug, but, rather, purposefully taking two or more rugs
and layering them for a dramatic yet haphazard effect. Sometimes these
rugs are lined up and centered atop one another; sometimes the placement
is all kinds of willy-nilly. Sometimes it gives a room that wild
genie-in-a-bottle-sit-here-and-smoke-a-hookah-with-me effect, and
sometimes it perfectly complements a mild-mannered room. Either way,
layering rugs is a "thing" now. I think I like this thing. It gives
rooms extra dimension, interest, and texture, right along with more
comfort. And the trend, surprisingly, suits a number of home decor
styles--not just bohemian, but also more traditional looks. See below... Some of the best bets for layering rugs include:
Cowhide rug over a jute (or other natural fiber) rug
Zebra print over a natural fiber rug
Flokati or other fur over neutral area rug
Rugs of similar size overlapping one another
Anything kinda threadbare but cool (a treasured old oriental, for instance) atop a sturdier neutral rug
Layering a too-small but beloved rug over a larger rug
whole layering rugs thing isn't for everyone. Especially because rugs
are so insanely pricey, it can be viewed as an extravagance. I think,
though, that it offers the unexpected in even the plainest spaces and
that layering rugs naturally imparts a collected and eclectic look. And
with sites like Overstock.com offering some pretty good deals on sizable
rugs--not to mention Craigslist--the trend doesn't have to totally bust
your budget.So, what do you think? Would you layer rugs in your home?
by T.J. Anderson
Author:TJ Anderson Phone: 615-364-1530 Dated: August 23rd 2013 Views: 10,351 About TJ: TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a h...
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