6 Tips for Layering Rugs

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As if finding one rug wasn’t complicated enough, the trend of layering rugs has been popping up everywhere lately! This look can create an interesting visual effect. To assist you in your search, we put together 6 tips to consider.

1. Contrast Size

If there is a rug you love, but it is a little too small, add a larger rug underneath. You could also use a smaller rug to highlight and define areas of the room. Make sure to leave about a foot boarder on all sides to allow the carpets some space. You can also use a runner on top of a rug for a fun update.

2. Contrast Shape

Play with a round or irregular shape carpets on top of rectangular carpets to create an interesting visual, or turn one of the carpets on a 45-degree angle. By slightly overlapping two odd shaped rugs, you can create a more traditional shape, and fill a wider area.

3. Contrast Colour

If you are going to pick two patterns to layer, make sure they are similar styles and colours. Have the bottom rug match more closely to your furniture, and the top rug contrast to allow the room a little break. By choosing rugs from the same weaving house, the rugs will likely have similar construction and dyes, meaning they will look like they go together better.

You can also look at layering a coloured rug on top of a more neutral rug. This may be easier to match and look less busy.

4. Play with Texture

If you are into the shag rugs or hides, look at layering one on top of a flat weave or shaved carpet. It will add some playfulness in the room if you are looking to keep the carpets in the same tones. Make sure to use the flatter carpet on the bottom, to avoid bumps and rippling in your top carpet.

5. Keep it Cohesive

As with your décor, make sure both carpets match the feel of the rest of your room. By pulling in colours or tones from other areas of your décor, the rugs will fill the space nicely and not look too busy.

6. Don’t be afraid!

Layering rugs is a trend that has been popping up all over for the past little while. If you’re going to tackle this trend, look for help. There are many very talented interior designers in Toronto. When doing your shopping, bring us pictures of the room and fabric samples. This will help us know what you are working with and streamline the entire process.

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How to Choose a Kitchen Rug

Kitchens are an essential part of any residence. They are used frequently and can be where your family comes to gather around the day for meals, snacks, and catching up. You spend time cooking, cleaning and prepping for meals, and can spend quite a bit of time on your feet.

By adding a carpet in your kitchen, you can do many things. Adding a carpet can add warmth and coziness to the space, and break up a room that is usually full of hard angles, for your floors, counters, cupboards, and appliances. Changing up your rug can also be a great way to freshen up the room without undergoing kitchen renovations.

Of course, it is always important to understand the size of the room you are working with. Runners work in a small area between your sink and your kitchen island, and you can always choose a small matt if you want to just have something to keep your feet warm in front of the sink and stove. If you plan to fill your whole kitchen, we recommend that you keep about a foot and a half border on all sides of the rugs, so that you can see a little of the floor.

The colour is always important when choosing a rug. You add character to a space that might otherwise be quite bland, or keep with a monochromatic, uniform theme. You want to make sure you work with the rest of your décor to achieve an overall feel. If you cannot decide how you want the rug to fit in with the rest of the room, go to this blog post (here) and follow the steps.

A low pile height usually works best around doors that swing open, and stand up well to high traffic. A high pile rug works well for adding extra comfort and warmth. A high traffic area calls for something durable. Because there is nothing more durable than natural fibers, they are a good place to start. Wool, or something with a high wool percentage, is probably the best option.

Like all carpets, we recommend that if you need cleaning, you leave it to the professionals. Chemicals used in most cleaners can cause the fibres of the rug to slowly break down over a number of years, and can cause damage to the carpet and its colours further down the road. If you are looking to have your carpet cleaned, feel free to call us at 416-929-9290, and we can have it cleaned for you by one of the professionals in our network.

There is always safety to consider when choosing any product for your home. W Studio always carries underpads for rugs, which are important so your carpet doesn’t slip around. This can be a great way to avoid any possible injuries. Wool is also flame resistant, but it is always important to make sure your home is equipped with the proper safety measures.

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W STUDIO Luxe Collection & Universal Line

 

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Made from the durable fibres of bamboo, our bamboo silk lines of hand-knotted carpets can be both casual and elegant to the eye, but luxurious to the touch. These carpets have been extremely popular and it’s easy to see why: the colours are deep & rich but truly come to life when seen as a whole piece on the floor. No image can truly provide the depth and variation of colour as much as seeing (and touching) them in person. To see them for yourself and to learn more about bamboo silk, please stop by the W STUDIO main showroom at Designers Walk Bldg Nº5 in Toronto or by visit us online at: http://www.wstudio.ca

 

David & Piece Nº 22755

A masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, David by the Italian artist Michelangelo was created between 1501 and 1504. We matched our magnificent piece Nº 22755 with David to compliment the beauty of work done by master craftsmen.

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Venus de Milo & Piece Nº 24915

Venus de Milo is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture estimated to be created between 130 to 100 BC and is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Piece Nº 24915 and Venus, a beautiful pair.

 
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Reach For The Rainbow Crystal Ball Gala

Saturday November 3 2012 the staff and friends of W Studio attended the Crystal Ball to raise money for Reach For The Rainbow. The night was a huge success raising over $200,000 dollars. Proud to be part of such a great cause. We donated a $15,000 gift certificate for the live auction and loaned our pieces to showcase the items in the silent auction. See more pictures of the night’s festivities here.

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From left: Alan Pourvakil WStudio Founder, Dan Menchions of II by IV Design Associates, Dela Pourvakil, Rosie MacLennan Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist, and Keith Rushbrook of II by IV Design Associates.

 

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Some of our newest pieces including Piece Nº 27020 on the floor.

 

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Piece Nº26867 and Piece Nº26866 featured at the Crystal Ball Reach for the Rainbow charity gala.