How to Skillfully Layer Rugs in Any Bedroom
Published November 17, 2022.
Bedrooms are a wonderful space for creating a layering rug effect to add visual interest and comfy coziness. Bedrooms are ideal for playing around with layering and mixing different rug styles, as this will bring more softness to the space where we rest, relax, and reset. Layering rugs and having fun with different colors, patterns, and textures is a fantastic trend that can be applied to any bedroom, whether to add a sense of calm and well-being to an adult bedroom or to be a playful and engaging element in a kid's bedroom.
The ultimate goal of layering rugs in your bedroom is to make the space expressive and different, giving you the opportunity to create your dream space! Although layering is easier in open floor plan spaces, there are many ways to combine rugs in your bedroom too, whether you layer large and small or pair differently shaped rugs. Whatever look you're going for, here are some inspirational tips to help you layer your bedroom rugs!
Create a Base
A large neutral carpet or rug can serve as a good base to build your layers on. This rug will be placed under the bed, so you should consider its size—how much of the rug will be under the bed is up to you, and you'll also need to know how big your area rug will be. You don't want to be stuck with a rug that's too small, especially when you start stacking or "piling" up your rug layers on top of each other. So, starting with a larger, neutral rug as the base will bring balance to the whole room. Consider a tight woven rug that's sturdy and won't sink under all the layers.
Consider Your Furniture
It's important to consider the furniture in your room and how it will affect the flow of layering. This helps you decide where exactly to start placing your rugs. The rug needs to be big enough for the main furniture to stand on—since the base rug is the largest, it needs to line up straight under your bed, side tables, or any other furniture. Keep this one centered, and you can explore different angles of the room with your next rugs. Runners can be added to the front of the bed, while a small rug can be placed next to the bed for that plush feeling when you get in and out of bed.
If you want one of the rugs to designate the main play area of your kids, consider more kid-oriented rugs for this portion of your bedroom regardless of your furniture.
Don't Be a Straight Arrow
When layering rugs in the bedroom, you don't have to be limited to straight lines—the bedroom is a space where you can play around with different angles or shapes. Round rugs can make the room look bigger, while the captivating curves provide an elegant look and allow the eye to follow their fluid movement, creating a sense of spaciousness and freedom.
And if you're placing your rugs according to Feng Shui, you'll be happy to know its rules suggest using round and oval rugs to promote a sense of calm and peace, while square or rectangular rugs can bring a gentle balance to your bedroom.
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Mix Patterns and Colors
Layering rugs gives you a wonderful opportunity to experiment with colors and patterns. Even if you're coordinating your rugs to a specific scheme, this is the time to be colorful or chaotic, neutral or monochrome. Colorful rugs can bring depth without being too overpowering, great for pairing with neutral base rugs. However, styling bold rugs can also mean layering color on color, as they can complement each other nicely—there are no rules! What's more, layering patterned rugs can add a flair of whimsy, although it might be best if the patterns come in similar shades and hues. Black and white rugs are very versatile and can pair with many different layers or styles. They also create visual interest and diversity in a neutral room.
Break the Texture Rule
When layering, textures should never be left out—combining different elements or textures can help add depth or bring natural elements inside. For instance, placing a cow hide rug on top of a natural one can add a modern and stylish feel to your room, as these rugs are versatile in any space without being too overpowering. The natural rug you choose to rest snuggly underneath the cow hide will make for a lovely down-to-earth pairing, adding a sense of grounding to your bedroom. Take the time to experiment with different textures until you find the right balance.
Layer Your Rugs for a Stylish Bedroom
Creating a layered rug effect in your bedroom is great for personalizing your space, as you get to decide exactly what feel to go for. There are no rules to how many rugs you can use or in how many colors and textures—and even if there were, rules are meant to sometimes be broken! Nevertheless, one thing to be cautious about is over-piling your rugs, as this can make them too big or impractical for your space.
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