Rugs are one of the biggest statement-makers in your room. Choosing the style and color of a rug can be a tricky process. The decision becomes even more difficult if you’re looking to place multiple rugs in the same room. Whether you have an open floor plan where you can see all the different rugs in each space of your home, or you simply want to add extra style by incorporating more than one in the same room, it is possible to mix and match area rugs. Read below for our tips on how to mix multiple rugs in the same room.
1. Use identical rugs
Sometimes the easiest option is the best. If you aren’t sure which rug patterns would look good together and are worried about multiple rugs in the same room clashing, you can always go for a coordinated look.
If you find a rug you really love, don’t hesitate to incorporate that same rug more than once in your home. Whether you place two runners in the kitchen in matching patterns or opt to have a matching living room rug and dining room rug, anything goes. As long as you like it, there’s nothing wrong with having your rugs match in the same room.
2. Choose rugs in the same color family
If you want to mix and match your area rugs, sticking with the same color palette is a good rule of thumb. This allows you to choose two different patterned rugs without them looking out of place and will create a cohesive look. Whether you opt for bolder colors, like green rugs or blue rugs, or decide to coordinate with neutrals, such as tan rugs or black and white rugs, choosing within the same color palette will ground the multiple rug patterns within the space.
3. Go with the same rug style or theme
Another option for mixing and matching your rugs is to go with a theme. This could mean placing multiple Persian rugs, floral rugs, or geometric rugs in the same space. As long as the rugs are within the same pattern family, they’ll look intentional while still providing variety.
4. Try multiple rugs in different shapes
Incorporating multiple rugs with different shapes into the same space is another great option. Whether you choose two rugs in the same pattern or try one of the other previously mentioned ideas, try mixing a round rug or runner rug with your larger area rugs to provide more visual interest in the space. This could mean placing a farmhouse runner in the kitchen and a farmhouse 8×10 rug or 9×12 rug in the living area. Or you could try a round bohemian rug under the dining table and a larger bohemian rug in the living area.