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

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

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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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