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HOW TO | Mixing Rugs

June 10, 2016

Recently I worked with a client who needed to use two different rugs in a room. So I commenced the search for some great rug combos we could use in her sitting room. Style wise, using two rugs in a room is tricky. I quickly found lots of bohemian options, which works great for mixing because they are similar in weight, material and pattern style.


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By pairing different types of rugs, you can instantly add texture to a room. You can take a rug that isn’t that comfortable and add a cozy, plush one on top and instantly you’ve created a cozy and inviting space. Another option is to look for multiple textures to create dimension.

In the photo below, the stylist added a beautiful, rustic cowhide on top of a muted jute rug which introduces a level of interest to the room. Putting a plain, woven rug down first creates a “frame” for the statement rug and highlights the piece you love.



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Pairing a solid with a pattern can add warmth to a bare room. Adding a combination of cozy and colorful bohemian rugs warms up the industrial space pictured below.


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When in doubt you can use the same rug twice, it can look just as sharp and styled as mixing. It could also be less fussy than mixing if you already have some complicated pieces in your room and want to keep things simple on the ground level.


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