Case in point:
Heather's rule: when layering rugs, one of them must be solid.
Breaking the rule beautifully:
A cowhide over a large-scale printed dhurrie!
And yet it works. I think because both patterns have organic shapes, but one is high-contrast and one is low-contrast, and one has a regular repeat while the other is random. See the house tour of these geniuses here.
I'm a gonna try my hand at this. Look for some pairings next week!
Have a great weekend,