A few weeks ago, I kicked off a new series called “Best of Classic Design” where I’ll be sharing roundups of my favorite items + details in traditional design (i.e. lighting, pillows, end tables, sofas, etc.) for those of you who also love classic details. My first post was all about table lamps, and today I thought I could share some traditional area rugs.
TIPS FOR LAYERING RUGS
- I personally like pairing a neutral, solid area rug with a patterned cowhide or vintage rug. The foundation of the room is neutral, and that pop of pattern stands out while adding depth. On the contrary, you can use a patterned rug as your base and layer with a solid cowhide on top.
- I choose the cowhide or vintage rug to either contrast with the room (like I did in our main bedroom) or I’ll choose the top rug by pulling in colors from the rest of the room.
- If I really love a rug that’s out of my price range, I’ll purchase a smaller version of the rug and layer it on top of a solid/jute area rug.
- With an 8’x10′ rug as the base, I layer with a rug that’s no larger than 7’x9′ and no smaller than 6’x7′.
- With a 7’x9′ rug as the base, I layer with a rug that’s around 5’x6′
I can’t write a blog post about rugs and not mention the eBay shop I discovered last year. This shop sells CHEAP retail rugs that are deemed “flawed” by the manufacturer but really, the flaws are barely noticeable (at least on the rugs I’ve purchased and others have told me). Seriously, you will not find cheaper rugs anywhere. You’re so welcome.
Here are some classic area rugs in different price points – enjoy!
CLICK A RUG TO SHOP