Friday, January 17, 2014

Sweet Ideas for Getting Cozy: Take One

When I think about how I want my home to feel, the word "cozy" is always at the top of my list. And, after the amount of time I've spent stuck indoors this winter, I have a renewed appreciation for all the little things that make a home warm and cozy.

I thought it would be fun to do a little blog series on my favorite design elements for kicking the cozy factor up a few notches. It seems appropriate to start from the ground up, so my first idea for getting cozy is...

Style at Home


Amber Interiors

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Southern Living

Milk and Honey Home


Much the way we layer our clothing in cold weather, our homes should be layered for warmth and comfort. A natural rug, such as sisal or seagrass, draped with a hide or a colorful rug is a great way to add richness and texture to a room.  I also love a mix of colorful and patterned rugs piled together.

If you're lucky enough to have hardwood floors, layered rugs add a beautiful softness to them. Placing a rug on top of carpeting adds visual interest and helps to hide carpet you may not be particularly fond of :)

I am loving layered rugs, and I have a few areas in my home that could definitely benefit from this look.   I'm on the hunt now for some budget-friendly options. I'll let you know what I uncover.

What do you think of layering rugs? Is it an idea you can cozy up to?


  1. I have always loved layered rugs, Carolyn. Your examples are great. I had to laugh. When I first saw the title I thought it said- Sweet Ideas for Getting CRAZY-Take One. I thought- Wow- Someone else is like me!;>) xo Diana

  2. I'm not brave enough to layer rugs I really should get over that

  3. Hi Carolyn, I love the look for layered rugs too! Thanks for the inspiration. I have a couple of layered rugs but would love to have more. Thanks for your lovely blog.

  4. I haven't layered rugs since the days of my first place where I tried to hide the reddish shag carpet in the basement apartment I lived in during college. somehow I can't seem to get that memory out of my head! :)