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Layered rug ideas for indoors and outdoors are what we'd love to share with you today. We have layered welcome mats, layered jute rugs, layered rugs in the living room and so much more to show you. We also want to share how you can have layered doormats be part of your home any and every day of the year. Don't waste any time, read on to find out how.

Layered Rug Ideas

We have shared with you layered rugs in our post 5 Spring Decorating Ideas For A Small Front Porch and you loved it. So we wanted to share with you some other ideas for layering rugs.

When it comes to layered rugs ideas, it might surprise you that they can be incorporated in your holiday decor. We have some fun inspiration to show you. Come See!

Layered Rug Ideas

Before I share some beautiful layered rug ideas I want to give you some tips on shopping for rugs for your layered rug design.

First, you will need at least two rugs to get a layered look. I recommend a standard doormat for the top layer and then a small rug as the bottom layer. I recommend at least three inches around the edge.

However, I have seen larger under layer rugs and they look beautiful too. The main thing is to keep the under rug at least three inches more than the mat.

Okay, so now that you know how to shop for a layered rug let's get started curating some ideas for your front door.

Hyland Homestead

Layered Rug Ideas by Hyland Homestead with layered rug welcome mat

This welcome mat sends the message that home is where the heart is. If you love the farmhouse look, take some notes from Brittney's layered rug.

If you already have a welcome mat and a solid color rug but want a cute rectangle pattern on your rug, check out our post How To Make An Easy DIY Rug Out Of A Drop Cloth And Chalk Paint. We show how to use chalk paint on material and you could get this look on a plan rug with ease.

Cara Massie Design

Layered Rug Ideas by Cara Massie Design with a layered jute rug

Cara just released a post on Modern Farmhouse Porch decor and in her post, she shares about this layered rug idea.

This jute rug looks great with the buffalo check welcome mat on top.

Melissa Mahoney

Layered Rug Ideas by Melissa Mahoney with a geometric rug layered under a geometric doormat

When we were looking for layered rug ideas, we came across Melissa's. We loved how she used fun geometrical patterns and layered them.

The Painted Piano

Layered Rug Ideas by The Painted Piano with a thankful fall doormat over a black and white buffalo check rug

Remember when we mentioned that layered rugs could be used in holiday decor? This fall layered rug idea by Angie is beautiful!

The rugs stand out even among the pumpkins and mums!

Fleur de Licia

Layered Rug Ideas by The Painted Piano with a thankful fall doormat over a black and white buffalo check rug

This is a simple and sweet fall porch. The layered rugs add to the decor. The look encompasses everything that is a fall farmhouse like the neutral colors and wooden sign.

Morgan Miller Blog

Layered Rug Ideas by Morgan Miller Blog with a hello doormat over a black and white stripe rug.

The black and white color palette on Morgan's front porch is classic. This striped rug topped with a welcome mat that greets visitors is simply perfection.

Simply adding a few fall elements transforms this layered rug into fall. Once Christmas comes all she has to do is change out the fall decor for Christmas and like magic she has a Christmas porch.

Kristen Fortier

Layered Rug Ideas by Kristen Fortier with a doormat that says hi laying on top of a black and white gingham rug.

Here's one more layered rug idea for your fall porch. Buffalo checked rugs look great under welcome mats. Especially one that says ‘hi!'

2561 Farmhouse

Layered Rug Ideas by 2561 Farmhouse with a Christmas styled front porch that includes a layered rug.  A doormat that says Come in and Cozy up laying on top of a black and white buffalo check rug.

We're heading straight into winter with our layered rugs. This Christmas styled front porch is gorgeous and the layered rugs are icing on Santa's cookie.

Nesting Blissfully Interiors

Layered Rug Ideas by Nesting Blissfully Interiors with a layered rug on a Christmas porch.  Layering a doormat that says joy over a red and white plaid rug.

Julia has a farmhouse Christmas porch here. Don't be surprised if the definition of such a porch in the near feature includes a layered rug in order to be considered a true farmhouse porch.

This layered rug idea is lovely! It will bring joy to all that cross its threshold.

Our Home Life

Layered Rug Ideas by Our Home Life with a Christmas porch decor idea using a doormat that says merry and bright layered over a black and white gingham rug.

This merry & bright layered rug look on Joina's Christmas porch is precious. Using a buffalo check as the under rug is perfect because you can just change the top welcome mat and create a new look.

Floral & Pearls

Layered Rug Ideas by Floral & Pearls with an indoor layered rug idea

We promised that we would include an indoor look in this post. Nicole shows us her living room with layered rugs.

Our favorite thing about layering rugs is that you don't have to settle on just one favorite. You can combine two favorites and pull off a great look!

Light Hearted Living

Layered Rug Ideas by Light Hearted Living with another indoor layered rug look

Meghanne has match up two neutral area rugs in her living room and stacked them. They look amazing together. Even the different textures look as though they would feel phenomenal under your toes.

Spring Layered Rug

Now for layered rugs, I have created at my house. Let's start with this one I created in springtime for spring porch decorating ideas.

Spring layered rug idea for your front porch.

This layered rug set is made from a custom bleached drop cloth rug I made. I stenciled the design on it with outdoor acrylic paint. This rug is very durable and I share more in the last layered rug set on how to make and paint your own rug.

This year I decided to add some style to my bottom layer so I made these tassels and added them to a bleached drop cloth. I really like how it turned out but my kitty seems to like the most because he keeps playing with the tassels. LOL!

Christmas Layered Rug

This layered rug set is all homemade. The top layer is I stenciled the writing on a doormat and the bottom layer I chalk painted stripes on a dropcloth.

Christmas layered rug idea for your front porch

Patriotic Layered Rugs

I love decorating our porch for holidays and independence day is a favorite. This layered rug ensemble is made of a rug I found on clearance at Target and the same mat like the one for spring.

Patriotic layered rug idea for your front porch


Layered rug ideas are trending and we hope you love them as much as the rest of the farmhouse community does. There are so many perfect combinations you can put together. We'd love to see what you come up with.

Happy Decorating!

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