Flooring Trend: Layered Area Rugs
Photo By: Mieke Tacken
Photo By: Courtesy of West Elm
Start With Sisal
Her advice for getting started: If you're layering your rugs on a hard floor, allow at least 12-18 inches of space on all sides so that you can see the contrast between the rugs. Photo courtesy of Nicole Gibbons.
Piece It Together
Do know, however, when to edit your rug design to avoid the unkempt or "Ali Baba's tent" look, recommends designer Don Raney of Civility Design, Chicago. Try Orientals lined down hallways for a similar effect. Photo courtesy of ICE.
Make It Yours
If you're looking to layer, Burt-Deasy says the key is choosing rugs that have the same fabrication/construction. "It makes your rooms feel very individual and one-of-a-kind," she says. "That's the bigger trend: People wanting to add their own personal touch instead of the room looking like a catalog." Photo courtesy of Cost Plus World Market.
Choose a Neutral Base
Go Hot for Hide
Pick a Pair or Three!
The key to this room by West Elm is "pairing rugs that have a common detail a color, material or motif" to not only harmonize but create an appealing contrast and stretch your design dollars. Photo courtesy of West Elm.