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Lessons from Freud: layering rugs is cozy and inviting!

I’ll admit, I wouldn’t have pictured the office of Sigmund Freud to be layered with Persian Rugs.  And yet, it makes perfect sense to me that it would be….layering rugs creates a cozy atmosphere – and what could be more inviting to conversation, or unpacking the layers of your soul?

Layering Rugs – a trend, or not a trend? Judging from the pages of shelter magazines and the blogs of interior designers, this look is here to stay. Look beyond the  classic layering combination – oversized sisal rug with patterned rug – and experiment withe neutral + stripes, stripes + shags, stripes + patterns – the list goes on.

Here are some ideas for layering rugs:

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  • Place a small rug on a larger neutral rug to define the sitting area and create a focal point.

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  • Use similar textures, patterns and colors to unite the space.

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  • Layer over wall to wall carpeting or hardwood in a bedroom to create a cozy landing pad for your feet.  You’ll want to use non-slip rug underpad to keep the rugs from moving or sliding.

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  • Go Bold with your accent your rug – you can always change it or rotate summer/winter looks.

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  • Think about scale: you can mix modern + traditional or different patterns, but consider the scale of the designs. Intricate designs work well with other intricate designs and bolder designs work well with bolder designs.