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"Layering rugs is an affordable and fun way to continually change things up in your home, or to add festiveness during the holidays. The bottom rug should always be proportional [to your sofa and space
] and fill the room. Typically that means an 8x10 or a 9x12 for your living room. If you use a natural-fiber rug, like a sisal or a jute, it creates a neutral background to layer a smaller rug on top of it. Have fun with pattern, color and texture. You can even use two to three rugs to give a room a lived-in, eclectic look."
—Emily Henderson, author of Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves