Interior Design Trend: Rug Layering

The Home Trend to Try in 2015 is Layering Your Rugs!

Layered Rugs Trend — 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 | Nazmiyal Design Blog
Rug Layering, photo via HGTV | Nazmiyal Design Blog

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!

Rug Layering 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.

Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe rug 47683 layered ontop of antique American Ingrain rug 2629 by Nazmiyal
Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe rug 47683 layered ontop of antique American Ingrain rug 2629 by Nazmiyal

Rug Layering 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 by Nazmiyal

Rug Layering 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 round rugs | Nazmiyal Design Blog
Layering round rugs | Nazmiyal Design Blog

Rug Layering 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.

Eclectic Rug Layering ideas by Nazmiyal
Eclectic Rug Layering ideas by Nazmiyal

We hope you enjoyed our Rug Layering inspiration. If you have thoughts, questions, or more home-trend ideas, leave us a comment!