Wools, sheepskin, shag, jute, the options are endless. These materials intermingle for a dynamic play on texture. Cozy textures are toned down by a more casual partner, like jute. In turn, sheepskin can immediately warm up a less inviting living room. Fringe plays nicely with a tighter weave. Hide rugs layers over wool for a statement.
Make color connections
Rugs are great ways to draw an entire room together. A patterned rug can interact with another subtle but similarly colored rug, or it can anchor your other room accents together. Furthermore, a colorful rug easily amp up a space that is otherwise neutral with no risk of clashing.
Rugs can be overwhelmingly expensive, but small rugs can tend to look ill-fitting or out of place. Strategic rug layering can help expand the room and balance size elements without breaking the budget.
Play with patterns
Rug layering can add a playful mix of patterns, whether your printed and patterned rugs are interacting amongst themselves or adding more of a statement dialogue between the other colorful or patterned elements in your room.
Mix and match themes:
If you want to tone down a theme, juxtapose it against another theme. This can drive home your aesthetic without being overbearing. Luxe can be fun but overwhelming. Tone that sheepskin down with a minimalist woven style rug. Your bohemian sanctuary exudes a Mediterranean zen but perhaps the color bonanza can employ a Moroccan fringe trimmed area rug with a thinner antique printed wool. Rustic hide rugs will effortlessly shine on a solid woven jute.
Decorate without overcommitting:
Rugs can add a pop of color without the commitment of paint or carpet. Colorful rugs can draw out tones from your accent pillows, paintings, or window trimmings, rounding out your room for a complete look without being too matchy. And the best part—you can switch them out when you get bored.
Lauren is based in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to writing here on Pursuit of Daydreams, Lauren’s daydreams consist of all forms of design: Graphic, Fashion, Web, Interior, Art. On any given day, she can be found preoccupied with at least one of the above. She is happiest with a bowl of ice cream in hand.