layered rugs

Three years ago we moved in and I knew better than to go out and buy all new rugs right away. The rugs from our old house didn’t quite fit right, so I layered them to stretch them out and make them work:


It was a great temporary fix.


Naturally I moved things around constantly to see what worked best.

jute rug

Finally I purchased this 10×14 rug and I love how it covers the whole floor. I also appreciate how it neutralizes and quiets the space, and the best part about this rug; it never shows dirt.

The only problems: 1. it’s not soft to lay on, it’s actually itchy and 2. it sheds like crazy town.

layered rugs

I’m not ready to invest in a full out 10×14 rug, besides, the one I have is still great, I just needed to solve a few problems, so once again I decided to layer. This time with the 8×10 Emory Rug in Heather Gray by Loloi from Rug Expedition (they have great sales and also price match!) Shipping was super fast and that evening, Chad and the boys were once again, laying on the floor just like old times.

I can’t currently find the exact link to this rug–it wasn’t even listed when I got it, I saw some other Loloi rugs listed and emailed and asked if they could get this one and they did!

Wondering about the best size rug to get for a space? Here’s a great graphic from Design by Numbers about the best sized rug for a living room:

how to pick the right sized rug

Most of us make the mistake of purchasing a rug that’s too small, but a rug is there to connect the whole room together, plus you want it big enough that you can actually see it.

Ideally, you want the front few inches of the seating in a room anchored onto the rug.

If you are like me and already have a big neutral rug, layering a smaller rug on top is a great cheat to add some color and texture without having to purchase another huge rug.