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Let us be real here, we have always envied perfectly taken shots of layered rugs featured on in yearly home décor catalogues. Those fancy photographic imageries that we failed to try and model it in our personal living spaces. The idea of rug layering displays your rug’s uniqueness that blends diversity, energy, and ambience into your home, besides combining new dimension into the mix. Rug layering is an art. With variables that need to be considered such as colour, texture, scale, form, and orientation, making it work is often a continuous learning curve. This typically results in outcomes that are either a visual sight for delight or risk for tripping accidents.
So, here are five handy ways to do it if you are confident and comfortable enough to give it a go!
Create A Meaningful Area
A creative approach to layering rugs helps to secure the place where your sofa or other living room furniture is positioned for instance. If you are lucky enough to have significant spaces in your room, different sizeable rugs can be placed under your furniture. You can establish the floor plan in your living space by placing a smaller rug you would usually neglect because they don't fill a room, and start laying them on top of your bigger rug, or combine many small rugs to make a big rug so as not to appear too spread out. This would ensure your rugs getting utilized to fill in any large interior spaces that have been void of before. The emphasis on rug layering helps you bring clarity and meaning to your room. It also provides an extraordinary way for your home to flourish with good vibes. A rule of thumb to guide you when it comes to implementing your rug below a piece of furniture is that there should be an estimated 25-50cm (also depending on the square foot area of your room too) of unused flooring visible between any four walls within a space and the ends of your rug.
Feature A Distinctive Zone
Jute rugs are a perfect supporting rug that can help boost a lighter, and livelier pattern. This is a smart idea as it makes for a clear orientation of the vision inside the interior of the house and draws attention into that room. You could use this method to display unique designs of your home décor that you value in your house. Rug layering functions much like stacking bedsheets when you have one layer of complexity combined with a simpler, more complementary layer. You can also blend contrast with textures by considering a large tasselled fluffy rug under a smaller flatwoven rug.
Explore the Anomalies
Your base rug will naturally build your space enabling you to explore with surface rug positioning, which includes direction and alignment. To make this rug layering miracle work, you do not need to incorporate colour, a blend with texture is another perfect way to increase dimension to your home decor. To build an appearance that is aesthetically appealing and implicitly powerful, consider adding an abnormally shaped sheepskin or a cowhide over a sisal or jute rug. The jute rug serves as carpeting and has enabled the surface rugs to seem soft and comfortable together. A Cowhide rug looks fantastic mounted under a small dining table, and round rugs are good for a children’s' playroom. The aim here is to experiment with rug shapes to create rooms or to support main pieces of furniture. You will be amazed at the outcome into how much of a rug-layering treat your flooring décor has turned into!
Pick Your Colours
Layering rugs in your home is a great way to experiment with style and colour. Choose different colour combinations or patterns by picturing a larger base rug with neutrality, beneath a smaller rug of the colourful display. For example, if you lay a colourful vintage Moroccan rug over a larger Scandinavian or minimalistic rug, this would be the ideal way to enhance brighter colour options with vibrant patterns to your place. Another great alternative would be to implement a neutral cowhide laid in contrasting shades over an array of oriental rugs or a larger jute base rug.
Simplicity is Bliss
Rug layering can add various stylistic features to a limited space otherwise offered. Hold on to neutrals like creamy white rugs for instance if you are not as adventurous. Try not to be too concerned about testing different pairings as you get better experiencing it over time. It is a creative approach in which you can use to generate visual appeal and intricacy throughout every space in your house. Keep rotating your layered rugs in your room at your own pace and delight for an instantaneous refresh of its decor. The sky's the limit and the opportunity is massive!
Selecting a matched down rug with a more vibrant rug is my favourite way to layer several rugs. The key is with layering and combining rugs. To get started, you will need your option of two or more rugs. you cannot necessarily go wrong soon as you reach much of the same shades and colours. Try sticking to one colour scheme or category of the rug and allow the rest of your area to be neutral if you are testing with various textured rugs.