The search for the perfect rug can be tiresome. Every detail must be perfect… color, pattern, texture, and size. Sometimes you find a rug that checks off all of your aesthetic requirements, however it’s not the right size. If you’ve found your dream flooring solution that’s just a bit too small, take a cue from Nate Berkus! We love how he layered Arrowhead Rugs in his outdoor space. While Nate arranged them in a diagonal fashion, this would look great in a more uniformed layout as well. If you’re worried about the rugs slipping or moving around too much, a rug pad cut to fit the new shape will be your best friend.

We’ll definitely be trying this trick in the new year. Will you?

Image originally appeared as part of our October 2013 issue here.