Layering Rugs to Create Interest and Warmth

Mar 10 2024
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Overlapping and layering rugs in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad’s mom) as she took it to a whole new level. I spent hours in her home with her throughout years and years… and never realized it was carpeted. After she passed and the house was cleared out to sell I walked in and was stunned. I even asked if they had put in new carpeting for the sale. No, it was just covered for so many years by so many rugs that it was in practically perfect condition.

I’ve noticed that rug layering is becoming a bit of thing lately in home décor. I think it started as a frugal notion and moved on to, “This is actually kind of cool.”

Anyone who has ever shopped for rugs I’m sure have had the same level of sticker shock that I’ve had when looking at big ones.

I’ve seen other DIY bloggers sewing smaller rugs together that they got on sale to create the area rug size that they wanted but couldn’t afford.

Using a few smaller rugs can give the impression of a giant room covering rug without the price tag.

And we already have lots of extra rugs!

So, why am I suddenly channeling my Grandma Eleonora?

Unfortunately this is the coldest room in the house all winter long and there’s no getting around it.

This room is our back entry that includes our doggie door and it just doesn’t matter that its an awesome doggie door it still lets in tons of cold air.

Once it hits negative digits here in northern MN – this is a COLD room.

(To help combat this we prop the door to this room just open enough so the dogs can get through and cover it with heavy curtains besides.)

I knew I’d be bringing back the rug I had in here before but I remembered we had two other big ones rolled up out in the garage so I went and grabbed them too.

I thought maybe rugs covering most of the wood floor would help give this room some much needed coziness and warmth!

The two other rugs I had on hand were a solid black and a tan / brown mix.

I loved the main rug I bought for this room so I decided to put my least favorite rug under my desk first as its mostly going to be covered from view not just by my desks but also by my chair mat.

That actually worked out fine.

I added my favorite rug on the other side in the empty place of the room so it can really shine. (The back corner where no rugs are is where our future sofa will go.)

It was then I tried to get creative.

The black rug is pretty big and a neutral so I decided to angle it from the entry door, covering the seem between the other two rugs and just adding a bit of interest.

I brought back the black mat to put in front of the doggie door.

At the entry door I added a rag rug to cover the seams of the first two rugs at the start of the room.

One thing I really kept in mind was making sure I didn’t create any tripping hazards!

This made a HUGE difference in how this rooms feels. The rugs made the space feel a lot bigger and losing the echo when walking around really made it a lot more comfortable besides.

You can see that it is fully doggo approved!

Moving on to what on earth am I going to do about closet “doors” and replacing that awful light fixture.

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Overlapping rugs and layering them in my new office. Whenever I think of rug layering I think of my Grandma Eleonora (my Dad's mom)

Comments

  1. Ranee
    March 10, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    I don’t think one can be called a true Minnesotan, if they don’t own several throw rugs made from rags. My grandmother used to have these made up from old clothes etc. and would give to all of her friends and family. I don’t have as many as I used to, but I still have a few trusty ones that I will never get rid of. Love the pattern on your rug.

    • March 11, 2024 at 9:18 am

      Yep I had at least a dozen rag rugs from both my Grandma’s – sad to say I’m only down to a couple now but I sure do love them.

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