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

Source

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

Source

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

Source

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

Source

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!

//

Thank you for being an A.Clore Interiors Blog reader…..

Don’t forget: you can find us on Facebook – “like” us to keep up with the latest and greatest!

You can always find more design inspiration on our Pinterest and Instagram pages!

Connect with us on Google+ and LinkedIn

Visit our Website for more information on what we are about and how interior design can change your life!

Screenshot 2015-01-19 10.06.31

#FridayFavorites: Interior Design Styles – Bohemian

One interior design style that has been trending for quite sometime now is bohemian. It’s very fresh, fun, and creative. Bohemian style can really showcase personality in a home and can really bring some originality to a space. It’s usually tied to people who live very artistic and unconventional lives, but it’s really caught on as a design trend in the industry and has taken a huge spin on fashion as well.

Bohemian was a huge it in the 60s, but as time has gone on, we as designers and casual homeowners have put our own twist on it. We keep updating it to our liking, even reconstructing the name to “boho-chic” for some. So how do you get this look from the ground up? We’ll show you!

Foundation

Source, Source

The flooring should have a very rustic sanded wood. A large part of this design style is layering colorful rugs, and this look tends to have the best effect on this type of wood. We also suggest white or light colored paint on the walls, because the furniture and decor tends to bring a lot of color to the room. Try to keep a simplistic foundation so you can show off individuality with a fun, bright couch or a busy tapestry on the wall.

Furniture

(All furniture sourced from Wayfair)

Here, you can see your options are really pretty endless. For fabrics, you can choose loud patterns or muted (but still colorful) solids, and when it comes to tables, you can use an antique look or more modern wood patterns.

Decor

Get creative! Show off your artistry with your decor items! Drape a cool, unique throw over your accent chair. Pick a vibrant decorative tray for your coffee table or kitchen island. Create an unparalleled vignette with etched skulls, ombre vases, and natural outdoor items. Just have fun with your home decor and make it your own!

//

Thank you for being an A.Clore Interiors Blog reader…..

Don’t forget: you can find us on Facebook – “like” us to keep up with the latest and greatest!

You can always find more design inspiration on our Pinterest and Instagram pages!

Connect with us on Google+ and LinkedIn

Visit our Website for more information on what we are about and how interior design can change your life!

Screenshot 2015-01-19 10.06.31