How to layer rugs in each room

Layering rugs in each room for the home. 

The right rug is key to making any room look and feel complete. But when hunting for the perfect rug, remember that sometimes the answer is more than one. Whether it’s to fill a large space or simply to double up on texture, there are lots of reasons to go the more-is-more route with your rugs. Read on for a few of our favorite layered looks.

  Hide Rugs   Give any space a touch of fashion-forward flair by layering a hide rug atop a natural-fiber style. One of our favorite decor pairings, these pieces create an intriguing play of earthy textures and contrasting shapes—and let you add just a hint of pattern without overwhelming the room.

Hide Rugs

Give any space a touch of fashion-forward flair by layering a hide rug atop a natural-fiber style. One of our favorite decor pairings, these pieces create an intriguing play of earthy textures and contrasting shapes—and let you add just a hint of pattern without overwhelming the room.

  Pattern on Pattern   A clash of patterns adds gorgeous textures, colours and pattern to a room. Don't be afraid to go bold.   To make the look your own, start with a plush, neutral-color Moroccan rug that suits the size of your room. Then center a vibrantly hued Turkish flat-weave on top. We love how the tassels peek out from the bottom here, giving the whole ensemble a relaxed softness.

Pattern on Pattern

A clash of patterns adds gorgeous textures, colours and pattern to a room. Don't be afraid to go bold. 

To make the look your own, start with a plush, neutral-color Moroccan rug that suits the size of your room. Then center a vibrantly hued Turkish flat-weave on top. We love how the tassels peek out from the bottom here, giving the whole ensemble a relaxed softness.

  Go long   Need to fill a long narrow space such as a foyer or a hallway? Skip the conventional runner in favor of two small or midsize flat-weave rugs. Place one or both at a slight, jaunty angle, and make sure the edges overlap to create a unified look. When done with traditional rugs, as shown here, the effect is effortlessly elegant; try it with colorful modern pieces for a more eclectic look.

Go long

Need to fill a long narrow space such as a foyer or a hallway? Skip the conventional runner in favor of two small or midsize flat-weave rugs. Place one or both at a slight, jaunty angle, and make sure the edges overlap to create a unified look. When done with traditional rugs, as shown here, the effect is effortlessly elegant; try it with colorful modern pieces for a more eclectic look.

  Soft underfoot    A large area rug makes any bedroom instantly more cozy—and there’s nothing wrong with stopping there. But for even more softness underfoot, and to give the bedside an inviting feel, layer a flat-weave accent rug atop the larger one. We love the pairing of two muted patterns above, but the look works equally well with solid styles. 

Soft underfoot

A large area rug makes any bedroom instantly more cozy—and there’s nothing wrong with stopping there. But for even more softness underfoot, and to give the bedside an inviting feel, layer a flat-weave accent rug atop the larger one. We love the pairing of two muted patterns above, but the look works equally well with solid styles.