Determining the right size of the rug is just as important as finding the right colour and pattern. The wrong size rug can make a room look cluttered, too small or unbalanced. Here are some tips to choosing the right size rugs to create your desired look in your home.
Under the coffee tables
  • Choose a rug that accommodates all four legs of the table.
  • Make sure that it is big enough so you can walk around the table while being on the rug.
  • Rugs should roughly be the length and width of the furniture within the space.
  • If opting for a rug with a nice pattern, keep in mind that the furniture will hide a part of it.
Dining Rooms
  • Choose a rug that extends beyond the chairs in the pulled out position, as you would to sit down.
Living Rooms
  • Make sure that your rug is wider than your coffee table. A rug can define the lounge room space and be a link between two lounges.
  • Balance the living area by leaving an equal amount of rug around the furniture grouping.
  • If the rug touches the walls around the room it may look oversized.
  • Don’t get a small size rug for large living areas. Use a rug to define the space and incorporate your furniture to anchor the rug.
  • When choosing a patterned rug, remember that the bed may cover some or most of pattern.
  • Allow for some space between the bed and the walls on both sides of the bed.
  • Small rugs can be used effectively by placing on either or both sides of the bed


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