A question I get asked quite often is, “ Can an area rug be placed over carpet?”
I have always suggested that if either rug was not very thick, then yes, you can make it work. For instance, I think natural-fiber rugs like jute or sisal can work very well for layering.
Berber rugs will also usually work because they have a thin pile. BUT, I would not try an area rug over a thicker rug like shag.
The reason this subject just came up again was because my sister asked me this same question. She wanted to bring more color into the room with an area rug and wondered how it would look. Her carpet is not thick so I told her to give it a try. And look how nice it came out!:
Brings a lot of color in, doesn’t it?
So yes, I do think using an area rug over a carpet can work well in a room.
Do you agree readers? Have you tried to layer an area rug over carpet in your home?