Layer over oriental rug?
liveoakcellars
February 2, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Giant oriental makes living room look too dark..do you think a lighter rug layered over would lighten it up? What kind of rug?
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I don't think layering rugs is a good idea.
Another option might be to use light colored furniture, paint the room a light color and add more lighting, perhaps recessed lights in the ceiling.
February 3, 2014 at 12:24am   
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abbyjean
I think layering over it would really fight with the pattern on an oriental rug.
February 3, 2014 at 12:28am   
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Mark
Pictures of the room and your style would be helpful. If too much of the rug is showing and you have the space, covering it up with functional pieces of lighter upholstered furniture would help. For example use an ottoman in a lighter fabric instead of a dark wood coffee table, or depending on our style use a mirrored coffee table or glass coffee table to help bounce light around the room. Sometimes if you have to many pieces of furniture that are all legs and can see a lot of the carpet adding upholstered pieces to the floor will help so you don't see so much of the carpet. Lighting as mentioned is very important and so is wall color. I have seen many rooms painted almost white when using an oriental carpet and the contrast is beautiful and yet the white walls help to brighten up the space and everything will be brighter.
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February 3, 2014 at 3:02am   
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