5 Chic and Functional Ways to Layer a Rug Over Carpet

Is layering a rug over carpet a no-no or a no-brainer? It might surprise some people to learn that adding a rug over carpet doesn’t break any rules and it’s actually a fun way to bring another layer of interest to a flat weave, neutral color carpeted room. We love using rugs over carpet in our design projects and thought we’d compile a few fun layered looks to inspire your own home décor projects. Enjoy this cozy, creative design technique that effortlessly brings an entire room together!

 

1) Soften Your Child’s Room

Reading corner in a child's room

Project: Hazel at The Preserve | Builder: Tri Pointes Homes | Interior Design: Design Tec | Photographer: Tsutsumida Pictures

We softened this play area with a super plush, touchable rug. Parents can appreciate the extra cushion this faux sheepskin rug provides during storytime. Don’t be surprised to find your pet adopting this cozy space! We love this soft, imaginative look that provides both texture and function.

 

2) Define Space in the Playroom

Photography by Tsutsumida Pictures Project: Celestia at Skyline | Builder: Tri Pointe Homes | Interior Design: Design Tec | Photographer: Tsutsumida Pictures

The blue & white rug defines space while functioning as extra protection from accidental spills in the craft room. We purposefully tied the rug into the feel and color of the bench accent pillows to give the room continuity. We love this fun patterned look!

3) Patterns and Textures in the Nursery

Project: Celestia at Skyline | Builder:  Tri Pointe Homes | Interior Design: Design Tec | Photographer: Tsutsumida Pictures

We wanted this baby’s room to feel extra soft and imaginative, so layering a rug on top of the carpet fit well with our intention! An added bonus is the visual and tactile stimulation for your little one during playtime.

 

4) Sophisticated Sanctuary

Photographer: Tsutsumida Pictures

Project: Cava at Rancho Soleo. | Builder: Tri Pointe Homes | Interior Design: Design Tec | Photographer: Tsutsumida Pictures

Working with light-colored carpet and bedding? Add contrast with a black patterned area rug and a throw to tie in darker furniture. This rug’s black edging adds definition to the look, tying in the artwork’s simple dark frames. We love this layered look!

 

5) Instant Cozy

Project: Cypress at Sea Haven | Builder: Wathen Castanos Homes | Interior Design: Design Tec | Photographer: Design Tec

We created a little dimension in this master bedroom by layering in a rug with a bit more shag. We wanted the focal point of the room to be this fabulous wall treatment, and we think this subtle technique accomplished that! A simple way to add an “instant cozy” feeling.

 

Featured Image Credits: Project: Mystral at Skyline | Builder: Tri Pointe Homes | Interior Design: Design Tec | Photographer: Tsutsumida Pictures 

 

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