So now that we know rugs on carpet are allowed, lets take a deeper look into some of my guidelines. These aren't "official" rules, but they should help lead the way.
If you have a high pile carpet (or carpet with a shag type of texture) I recommend using a more flat woven rug. A tightly woven wool rug works best in this type of situation and helps contrast with the shag texture. A jute rug will also offer the same contrasting effect.
If you have a low pile rug, a textured shag rug will be what you're looking for. You can also use a low pile rug but you still want to make sure the texture is different than your carpet. Basically you just want a rug that offers the opposite texture as the type of carpet you have in your living space. I would also suggest choosing a color that doesn't blend in with the carpet too much. If your rug has the same texture and color as your carpet, then whats the point? You want to pick something that will compliment the space and not blend in too much.
Here are a few examples I found of some great layering. Enjoy!
Don't these rugs accent their spaces so well?? Try to imagine these rooms without the rugs... they just aren't the same, are they!? The reason why rugs are so important is because they offer another layer of dimension and texture. They truly bring a space together and complete the look of a room. Hope you all enjoyed my post today and I cannot wait to share my new adventures with you all in our new home.