Layering Rugs: 4 Simple, Yet Creative Techniques

Who doesn’t love layering! We layer our clothes and bedding everyday, so why not layer your rugs? Rugs can be a difficult purchase whether they are part of your initial design plan or an after-thought to an unfinished room. Size, price, color, texture, material, and rug pile need to be considered when selecting proper dogs for your space. We know this can be a little overwhelming, so if you haven’t thought about using this design technique before, here are some ideas on how to create luxurious layers on the floor of your beautiful home!

Different Sizes

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The photo above shows a nice example of layering a low pile rug topped with a smaller cream fur rug. The combination of the two adds texture and a warm cozy feel to the space. Notice the sizes are working together and one is not competing with the other, creating a cohesive balance to the room.

Expanding Space

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Using a jute rug for your base rug, topping it with a hide allows you to create the feeling of a larger seating area with the highlight being the hide. This layering effect uses the second rug as an anchor the your seating area. you can use any type of smaller rug to achieve this look just pay attention to the pile heights. This layering combination is going to add immediate texture into any space. A good example of choosing the right pile heights for layering.

Using Patterns & Colors

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Eclectic rug layering is shown in this photo. You can finally pull out all those small textile rugs you never found a spot for and layer them up in a fun creative way. This is a way to change up your space in no time.

Layer In The Nursery

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One of my favorite places to layer rugs in the nursery! Here is a beautiful example of layering within the space. Creating a soft area to enjoy with your little one is very important. You see a low pile rug with an accent fur. I love how plush this rug is and the feel it creates in the nursery.

Now you have some tips and ideas to start layering! If your rug is too small now, you can change that with adding another or pull out the one in your closet you couldn’t find a spot for. Have fun and layer it up!

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Bathroom Revamp: 7 Ways To Visually Create More Space

Whether you live in a teeny tiny apartment or a huge house, there is a guarantee that you will have one small bathroom. Every time you go in you feel cramped, almost claustrophobic. We’re coming to your rescue to solve all your “small” problems! We have broken it down into 7 different ways to make the room expand luxuriously.

Decor Theme

White & Silver Bathroom

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     The first thing you notice when you walk into a bathroom is the theme or style of the room. Most people go for nautical or “Under the Sea” themed, but we suggest a different take. You want to make it feel clean, but bold. Use white as much as you can, because it gives a soft clean ambiance. Anything bold would go really well in the room as well, just keep it simple and forward.

Floating Vanity

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     A floating vanity is a smart way to add more space. Now, not only do you have countertop space, but you also have space underneath to store bathroom bins. Storage bins are marvelous and so convenient when it comes to hiding all the items you want to keep from getting cluttered on counter.

Glass Shower Doors

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   We know this next one is not the easiest to change, but keep it in mind when you’re building a home from the ground up…glass shower doors! Because they’re see through, they increase the amount of space that you can see when you first walk in creating the impression that there is more room to walk around.

Welcoming Light

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     The colors kind of go hand in hand with the style or theme of the bathroom, but just a reminder that whatever your theme is, use light colors. You want to use the colors that will reflect the lighting, whether it is artificial or natural, you want to bring about more light. Not only will it make your bathroom look larger, but it will also bring about positive energy and good vibes!

The Mirror

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     We always mention mirrors as being a huge help when trying to create more space. A mirror is a vital part of the bathroom, but you want to make sure that it is a large mirror if it is in a smaller bathroom. Not only will it be more fun when doing your makeup in the morning, but it will also bring about the illusion that there is so much more visible space. It is an awesome trick you can use in any room of the house, but it definitely comes in handy in this situation.

A Corner Sink

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     A corner sink shoves everything you need in one small space, but it has a clear, clean appeal added to the room. It also leaves no room for a cluttered mess on the counter, because it only has enough room on the counter for essential items.

Tile Wall Decor

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     Putting tile from the ground up the wall to reach the ceiling is our last but most impactful idea. By doing this, you will emphasize the verticality of the room giving the appearance of a higher ceiling making the room look luxuriously large.

Some of these ideas you will have to plan for before building the bathroom or during a renovation, but some include just a little decor switch-a-roo. You can use these tips to really create a stylish and beautiful (and functional) small bathroom!

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