LOooove the look of layered rugs! Such a great way to freshen up a room, personalize and add texture. The BEST part… when you tire of the combination, switch the positioning of the rugs, or add a newer piece or take a rug away, and the look, shape and color emphasis will be completely different.
Sisal rugs are a perfect way to start the layer, especially for pattern and color-shy types. Toss an animal skin, an oriental rug, a patterned dhurrie, something thick and shaggy, or bright and geometric over the sisal to provide interesting texture and a new shape.
My personal preference… the more, the merrier! I’m crazy about the color, pattern, texture and shape that comes from a combination of rugs. Orientals, flat weave dhurries, animal skins and more more MORE!
Some prefer a more serene and subtle combination and color scheme.
Others might like the layered LOOK, but don’t want to pile rugs on top of one another. These patched-together area rugs are a perfect solution, and such a wonderful way to recycle bits and pieces of vintage wool rugs that are frayed, worn or stained.
AND…what about over-dyed patchwork rugs?! These rugs are chemically neutralized, which allows them to still retain their individual patterns and designs, then dyed a single color. Be still my heart!
You can also find over-dyed rugs which are solid and not patched together. Spectacular!
What are you decorating your floors with these days?