Creating a Room ... Rug (s) Part Two.

If you've been reading this blog it comes as no surprise that I like to Layer.

Rugs provide the perfect Layering opportunity and I am going big.  Last week I chatted about the size of area rugs for your room.  Big is Better.  In a rug situation, minimalism just doesn't work!

I chose a rug to be the backdrop of our Orange Leather Chair.  And it was too small.  In comes the way to fix it ... and one of my favorite things.

Layering ... with a cut and bound rug.  

While you can order a standard square or rectangle jute or sisal rug to anchor another rug ... if you are working around a fireplace or built-ins ... do yourself a favor and go ahead and have it cut and bound on premises.  It makes Custom ... Custom. 

There is a rule of thumb to go with a 10" - 12" edge of the hardwood flooring around the edge of the room.  Truthfully, this is a "feel" part for me.  If we had gone 12" there would have been a very small difference around the fireplace hearth. We chose 8" so that there was a definite difference.

And the distance from the hearth is much smaller ... as you can see ... we let the wood floor trim be our guide.

A view from the edge.  Another layer.

Here is a little sneak peek of the color and layering coming to life ... 

Chairs ... Navy Love ... Done.

Rug ... Layered ... Done.

Avacado Green ... Making a Statement ... Done.

The room feels larger, warmer and completely and happily layered!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xokim