Monday, June 17, 2013

Layering Rugs on Carpet

An area rug is a great way to bring some color, pattern and life into a space- but what happens when you have wall-to-wall carpeting?  You may think you need hardwood floors to use an area rug but that is not the case!  If you have a light, neutral wall-to-wall carpet you can absolutely use an area rug to bring some excitement into your space.  I searched the whole world wide web for some great uses of area rugs on top of carpeting and I think you will be surprised how good it can look!

This neutral on neutral works because of the change in texture!
Apartment Therapy
This kid's room got a nice punch of color with this fun area rug layered on wall-to-wall carpeting!
6th Street Design School

The graphic pattern of this area rug really breaks up what could be a very neutral space.
Apartment Therapy

And this room is just grey perfection!

And I love the graphic element the area rug brings to this bedroom
346 Living

What do you guys think- do you like it or still on the fence?


  1. I love the look but fear the kids (or me) will be tripping over the rug;)

    1. I know what you mean :-) I think its good to choose a rug that isn't too thick and using it in a lower traffic area, bedrooms are a great place for them!

      thanks for reading!


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