There’s no denying it. This décor trend is on the rise. One bold, floor-spanning piece is no longer enough. Instead? Overlap sisal, Oriental, or sea-grass numbers to add subtle depth to any space. Ready to start? Here, a few tips to help get you on your way.

How to Layer Rugs

Whether layering two or ten, allow 12 – 18 inches of space on all sides to expose the contrast between rugs.

Choose pieces with complementary color schemes.

Create a patchwork collage with dhurries in different patterns, like ikat or chevron.

In a large rectangular space, start with an inexpensive jute in a neutral hue. Then dress it up with smaller, color-rich rugs.

Overlap two or three vintage Oriental pieces to give any modern home a bohemian feel.

Inspired? Shop The Rug Tent Sale on Wednesday, January 29, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 29, 2014