NY Good Questions: What Rug to Put Beneath Alpaca Rug?

NY Good Questions: What Rug to Put Beneath Alpaca Rug?

Maxwell Ryan
Dec 20, 2007

Hello AT,

I could use some decorating advice.

We received a luxurious alpaca rug as a gift.

Good timing since our new apartment has a large and largely unfurnished living room.

I would like to put a rug beneath the alpaca so as to (1) help dampen sound, (2) protect our wood floors and (3) prevent the alpaca from sliding around much...

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Because I am told that the alpaca rug will not endure significant foot traffic, I think I will protect the bulk of it by putting it beneath a translucent coffee table in between two loveseats.

Is all of this a bad idea?

If not, my question is what rug should I get beneath the alpaca?

Pottery Barn has these Sisal Rugs, but they are thin and I don't much care for the texture.

That being said, they probably wouldn't clash with the alpaca.

Any other ideas?

Thanks! MS

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