You can layer…i promise

I often get emails about the size of my rugs and their awkward sizes. The questions typically read as follows …

” Hey Amber, I love your rugs but how the fuck is a 102.5″ by 54″ rug gonna work in my bedroom??”

Haha, Ok I have never had anyone use such vulgarity in an email about my rugs, but I feel like if I wasn’t in “the know” about how to make this wacky size work, I would totes be turned off by the weird measurements and how un user friendly they may seem.

Well, it is my duty as the slanger of these rugs to tell you the secret

LAYER LAYER LAYER…

I have used this trick numerous times in my decorating past….

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(via amber interiors)

so has a few other fancy designers …

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(JAM)

traditional-rug

(image via? help me out)

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( SF girl by bay )

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(jonathan adler beach house project)

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(image via dunno?)

See what I am talking about?

Its totally a thing that is acceptable and  would instantly give you design clout if you were to do this in your own home.

Lets try some combos out!

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8′ x 10′ jute rug  + “Prarie” kilim rug= works every time!!

normally a 4′.9″ x 7′.25″ would be super weird, but when paired with a standard sized neutral color and textured rug underneath…

its works just great!

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Sarasi Rug 5′ x 7’6″ + “Maya” Rug 4’3″ x 3′.25″ = awesome combo!

same goes for this one…nuetral color and normal size layered with a bright rug in a funky size

Thoughts??

Questions??

14 thoughts on “You can layer…i promise

  1. Any advice on layering atop of wall to wall carpeting? I’ve had no success and have a huge vintage kilim stuck in my garage because of it! The room with F&B ‘Railings’ wall color and the Union Jack pillow is by designer Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, author of abloomsburylife.blogspot.com…cheers!

  2. totally on board with this one. we are installing a crazy blue floor in our whole house next week and i am going to layer jute rugs with something crazier on top–just like you have done here. i also like that layering kilims makes them squishier and more user friendly on a hard floor.

  3. I have the same wall-to-wall carpet question. I’d love to throw a couple rugs in, but I’m just not sure if it would look ridiculous. In our new house we have really tight, high pile WHITE carpet. I can’t even begin to tell you how impractical that is, but its brand new carpet so it will be staying awhile… unfortunately.

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