Rug layering is a great way to add texture, warmth and interest in a space. Its popularity gained momentum a few seasons ago and it’s been moving from strength to strength ever since.
There are many ways to get a great layering result and these are a few of our favourites.
Layer rugs to add texture:
Try popping a silky cow hide over a subtle flatweave. Textural and tonal differences add warmth and interest whilst still remaining neutral. Or perhaps a fabulous shag over jute or sisal for a more striking textural difference. Play around with what suits your space.
Layer rugs to add colour:
Choose colours complimentary to your overall colour scheme and pop a bright low pile patterned rug over a simple shag, or a nice bright traditional rug over a more neutral base. You’re only limited by your imagination.
Layer rugs to highlight a space:
A smaller rug on a larger rug draws the eye. This trick can be used to highlight key pieces or features in your home.
Layer rugs to delineate a space:
In a larger space multiple rugs can be used to create “zones” and anchor the furniture.
All in all, the reasons to layer and they ways to do it are only limited by your imagination and daring. However, we have come up with a little guide to make it easier to take the layering plunge.