Interior Design Trend: Layering Rugs On Top Of Other Rugs

A look at layering rugs with Nazmiyal

Layering is a well-known interior design technique. Place decor, accessories, and colors on top of each other and watch your room grow in depth and personality. Layering rugs is the next big thing in interior design. Placing two or more rugs on top of each other creates beautiful textures and interesting color palettes.

Layered Vintage Scandinavian Rugs - Nazmiyal
Layered Vintage Scandinavian Rugs

A fantastic vintage Kilim rug and antique Bakshaish rugs were layered on top of each other for that extra wow-factor. Juxtaposing the colorful kilim styles with Bakshaish designs create a playful and beautiful eye-catching design.

Colorful and playful Agda Osterberg Vintage rugs from the Nazmiyal Collection
See this colorful and playful Agda Osterberg vintage Kilim from the 1950's!

Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
An alluring Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet with a youthful personality. It pairs beautifully with other colorful rugs.

Layering Rugs: Dear Interior Design Trend, We're mad about you.

Layering rugs on top of other rugs is the ultimate trend to have fun with in 2017. In fact, its been in vogue for a while now, making this our second feature on the eccentric look!

There are multiple reasons why we love this look. For one, if you have a small rug that you love but it's too tiny for the large interior you would like to use it in, you can simply layer it with a large rug, or multiple smaller sized rugs! Mix and match Antique rugs from around the world, or go on a Kilim rampage and cover the floor in a collage of tribals.

Layering rugs is also a great way to protect wall to wall carpeting, which can be a pain to replace. In addition, you can use layering rugs to delineate a certain space such as a sitting area from a walking area. In conclusion, layering rugs opens the door to infinite decor options, expanding your possibilities to a broader more playful spectrum.

Layered Persian Rugs Over Sisal - Nazmiyal
Layered Persian Rugs Over Sisal

Antique rugs of all kinds from Indian to Persian to Turkish and beyond always look great on top of modern sisal rugs...

Overlapping Rugs Interior Design - Nazmiyal
Overlapping Rugs Interior Design

Multiple rugs of unique sizes to fit unique spaces...

Layering Rugs Living Room Interior Design - Nazmiyal
Layering Rugs Living Room Interior Design

Rugs on Rugs on Rugs: Layering Antique Persians is always a good idea...

Let us show you how its done...

Take a look at how beautifully these three antique Persian rugs go with the large, beautiful blue vintage Moroccan rug below them! However different the looks and origins of these rugs may be, they work together to create a very interesting work of art for the floor. They are a total conversation starter beneath your feet...

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Layering Rugs: Small Antique Persians matched with a large blue Moroccan, Nazmiyal

Antique Tribal Bidjar Persian Rug by Nazmiyal
Antique Tribal Bidjar Persian Rug #49280

Light Blue Large Vintage Moroccan Kilim Rug by Nazmiyal
Light Blue Large Vintage Moroccan Kilim Rug #48351

Tribal Small Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug by Nazmiyal
Tribal Small Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 46542

Fine Antique Persian Tabriz Rug by Nazmiyal
Fine Antique Persian Tabriz Rug #47458

Layering Antique and Vintage Rugs, Nazmiyal
Layering Antique and Vintage Rugs

Layering Rugs On Top Of Other Rugs - The Interior Design Trend Continues!

Layering Rugs On Top Of Rugs -- Sometimes trends seem to exist for the sole purpose of making leading a stylish life more difficult: for example, an ultra-modern, all-white-everything interior looks incredibly chic -- as long as you're willing to forego the use of your rooms in favor of keeping them immaculate.

But sometimes, trends and pragmatism align to give us modern decorating ideas that are as useful as they are attractive. Case in point: this years' leading flooring trend, layered carpets.

Rug Layering, photo via HGTV posted to Nazmiyal
Rug Layering, photo via HGTV

Designers across the web are singing the praises of this trend, not only because it gives rooms a uniquely styled look, but also because it solves a myriad of design dilemmas. Did you fall in love with a rug that's too small for your space? Layer it on top of a complementary-colored carpet, and you've got a dynamic look that makes your beloved piece the center of attention.

Need to carpet an awkwardly shaped room, but hate the look of wall-to-wall? Layer several small area rugs in the room to fill up the floor space. Wishy-washy when it comes to making design decisions? Layered rugs are incredibly customizable -- if you get bored of one rug, just swap it out for another, and your space is brand new! Below, we've assembled some inspiration for layering rugs from the Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection's vast inventory of vintage and antique rugs. We hope these collages inspire you to get creative with your carpets!

Layering Rugs On Top Of Rugs Idea #1:

Layer a pictorial rug on top of an allover rug in a similar color palette to achieve a framed look that highlights your rug as a work of art! In this collage, we layered our vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe rug #47683 on top of our Antique American Ingrain rug by John Kachel #2629.

Layering Rugs - Nazmiyal
Layering Rugs - A Decorating Trend

Layering Vintage Moroccan Rugs On Top Of Rugs Idea #2:

Layer similar rugs in a minimalist color palette to create one large, totally unique rug. In this collage, we used vintage Moroccan rugs #47934, #47933, #46507, and #46011.

Layered Moroccan Rugs by Nazmiyal
Layered Moroccan Rugs

Layering Vintage Swedish Rya Rugs On Top Of Rugs Idea #3:

Overlap several round rugs on top of each other to create a dynamic focal point for your room. In this collage, we layered (clockwise from top left) Vintage Round Swedish Rya Rug 48193Vintage Swedish Deco Rug By Verner Panton 46612Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Deco Rug 46613, and in the center, Vintage Swedish Deco Rug 46607.

Layering Vintage Swedish Rya Rugs - nazmiyal
Layering Vintage Swedish Rya Rugs

Layering Rugs On Top Of Rugs Idea #4:

Mix rugs from different time periods and origins to achieve an eclectic, well-traveled look for your home. In this collage, we layered Vintage Moroccan Rug #46045 on top of Vintage American Indian Kilim #48145, on top of a Mid Century Israeli Rug by Yaacov Agam #46485.

Layering Area Rugs Decorating Trends - nazmiyal
Layering Area Rugs Decorating Trends

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