The biggest trend I have seen in the last 18 months is layering rugs. Designers and chic homeowners alike are implementing the stylish look of layered rugs in all rooms of the house. And, I’m not just talking about layering the rugs on top of each other. I am including in this trend description the laying of rugs on ** gasp** wall to wall carpet!
Now you might be thinking, “How do you layer rugs on carpet?” After all, carpet is supposed to BE the rug. But, my best response is to tell you that the most popular color of wall to wall carpet is beige (with gray as the runner up). The typical homeowner is buying the big-ticket items for their home (i.e. the wall to wall carpet) in a neutral tone that will last the test of time. But where does that leave them in the world of interior design? Where is the pop of color? Where is the visual interest? Well, if you are reading this blog, I am here to tell you that you can LAYER AN AREA ON TOP OF YOUR CARPET. Do it!
Below are a few notes to help you and our Houzz.com inspiration board to get your creative juices flowing…
One last note before I set you loose to fulfill your newest design dreams of layered area rugs… For the purposes of this blog, I am calling this a recent trend. But honestly, I have loved this look for years. Before wall to wall carpet was ever even an option, people were layering area rugs. Which means this look is really a classic visual with a trendy twist.
Good luck with your project!
A lifelong St. Louisan, Ralph has spent a majority of his career in the flooring industry. He and his wife started Champion Floor Company over 25 years ago and never looked back. Not only has he built one of the most respected hardwood flooring companies in St. Louis, but he has also been able to keep the business family-oriented and quality-driven. If you are looking for answers to your flooring questions, you have come to the right place.