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To have a rug in a carpeted living room?

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FelixFelix Thu 20-Nov-14 14:02:18

DP reckons so.

We have moved to a new house and the living room has a nice cream carpet. The room has cream walls too so it's all very plain. Yesterday I went to Ikea and bought a rug to inject some life in to the room but DP said its proper odd to have a rug on top of a carpet. It's a thin woven rug with a pleasing geometric pattern which reminds me of a Spirograph. It's not like I'm adding a thick shaggy thing on top of already thick carpet.

I don't think its weird. Who is right?

SapphireMoon Thu 20-Nov-14 14:07:00

Well if you are wrong so am I!
Also have rugs covering strategic mucky parts of our stupid cream carpet.

Summerisle1 Thu 20-Nov-14 14:08:23

Not at all odd. We have rugs in most of the rooms in our house. And not just because they cover the mucky, doggy parts of the fitted carpets either!

funkybuddah Thu 20-Nov-14 14:08:39

I have rugs on my carpet. We rent and the carpet is shitty and old and prone to staining (yes water spills stain the bloody thing) like you OP I have beige walls and carpet so its nice to liven it up, also it is open plan so it defines an area too.

ditavonteesed Thu 20-Nov-14 14:09:15

you are right, we also have a rug on our cream carpet, saves sanity as cream carpets are a ridiculous idea.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Thu 20-Nov-14 14:09:18

Not odd! It protects the carpet to some degree. I have one in the high traffic areas.

cheesecakemom Thu 20-Nov-14 14:10:25

I have a cream carpet and a lovely rug - actually two rugs!

makeyourown Thu 20-Nov-14 14:14:02

Yanbu. I can think of plenty of houses where I have seen this and it looked nice. A word of warning though - the kind of woven rug you describe can transfer dye to a pale carpet.

FelixFelix Thu 20-Nov-14 14:14:16

I'm so glad he's the oddball and not me!

Hatespiders Thu 20-Nov-14 15:06:19

We have lots of bright rugs over our darkish turquoise carpets. They're washable too, and can be moved around for a bit of a change. They protect the fitted carpet and look nice and cheerful. Only thing, as I get older, I have to be careful not to trip on them. Yanbu.

WeirdCatLady Thu 20-Nov-14 15:21:35

My living room and dining room are carpeted but also covered with ikea rugs.

It's a design statement to cover where the dog has trashed the carpet

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 20-Nov-14 15:32:07

I think it feels weird under the feet. Is that DH's objection?

canweseethebunnies Thu 20-Nov-14 15:33:00

Is your DP British? I'd say it's pretty normal over here!

HappyAgainOneDay Thu 20-Nov-14 15:34:55

I never had rugs on the carpet but my new DH brought a circular, straw mat with him and it went into the bedroom. Every time it was walked on, bits of straw broke off and the mat had to be lifted up to vacuum underneath it.

We went on holiday and he bought a beautiful rug in Morocco. It looks good so I'm glad he bought it as his souvenir.

kinkyfuckery Thu 20-Nov-14 15:37:40

I have rugs on carpets

FelixFelix Thu 20-Nov-14 15:53:22

makeyourown it's actually cream (jus to add to the creaminess of the room grin) but the pattern is printed on to the top in black so hopefully there shouldn't be any colour transfer.

He's from the exotic coast of Sunderland, where they apparently only allow rugs in non-carpeted households hmm

FelixFelix Thu 20-Nov-14 15:54:56

Happy we have a doormat like that! I've had it years and it pisses me off every day because it sheds little straw bits constantly but I've only just got round to buying a non-straw doormat. It has greatly improved my life grin

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Thu 20-Nov-14 17:36:58

We have rugs on carpets. I didn't know it was odd.

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 20-Nov-14 17:39:55

Yep,rugs on cream carpet to cover the stains.
Why do ll's have cream carpets put in?

whiskers72 Thu 20-Nov-14 17:44:06

We have a rug on the carpet in front of the wood burner, far cheaper to replace than the whole carpet for any burn marks.

cestlavielife Thu 20-Nov-14 18:06:00

have rug but get a rug gripper to go underneath or it can bunch up.

AliceLidl Thu 20-Nov-14 18:18:03

We have a rug to add colour to the room and to protect the highest traffic area of the carpet.

GoldenKelpie Thu 20-Nov-14 18:29:12

I have a neutral carpet, walls and suite so accessorise with colour coordinated cushions, rug, curtains and lighting. Lifts the room nicely. Rugs are Good!

MiaowTheCat Thu 20-Nov-14 18:30:23

I have rugs on my carpets, my mum has rugs on her carpets.

We're from Sunderland.

FelixFelix Thu 20-Nov-14 19:09:01

Miaow can I bring him round to have a look? grin

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