Layer, People, Layer!
Hi, readers! Long time no talk, my friends!
I’ve been thinking a lot about layered rugs these days.
I’m basically telling nearly every client these days to layer, and I often show them the picture above to try to illustrate how it might look.
But why?? Well, layering instantly takes your room up a notch. AND it makes a room feel more dressed up and more cozy, all at once.
Here’s my attempt in my own living room. You can see a faux zebra leg sticking out.
Cowhide (or a faux zebra) layered over sea grass is my favorite look these days.
This is a great example:
Very beachy girly! I LOVE it!
Nice, neutral living room. Wouldn’t you just feel like a total adult if you owned this living room?
This is Lauren Liess‘ old master bedroom. Fresh and light and au naturel.
I’ve had some people feel squirmy about cowhide / faux zebra rugs though, and I totally get that.
A nice shag rug (sometimes also known as a Flokati) can be a great alternative.
And hello! This is a fine example of a patterned flatweave rug with a shag layered over it. Not everything has to be sea grass.
You may already know that I’m officially nutso over Beni Ourain Moroccan rugs.
Awesome example below:
There’s also the whole Morrocan rug, patchwork Boho thing going on right now:
But I think my personal style might be a little more buttoned up:
Carolyn MackesyApril 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM
I have just purchased a cream color 7×11 shag area rug. My sectional is navy blue and accent chair is different shades of blue and grays. Three walls are painted light gray and one wall deep navy. I love the look but feel like I could layer another rug over top of the shag for some more tecture? I thought maybe a cowhide? Any other suggestions? Room is small. Could you send some potential pics?
Lorri DynerMay 23, 2016 at 9:51 AM
Sounds like a beautiful room! YES I totally recommend a cowhide. See if you can get a pure ivory colored one, or oatmeal colored. Adds texture but not a ton of color.
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