Choosing the right area rug for your room can be a long process!
But it’s an important element to decide on. One of the most common design mistakes is in choosing your area rug last. When in fact the area rug can help you decide on other factors that will help you in designing the room. Things like the colour for your walls and what style the room is going to be.
The main rule of thumb to remember for when choosing an area rug is to buy the largest size you can.
An area rug needs to be large enough so you can fit all the furniture on the rug. If the rug is just “floating” in the middle of the room sitting underneath the coffee table it’s too small.
The rug is used to define areas of zones of spaces. One zone would be the sitting area. The coffee table, sofa and chairs would be included in the sitting area. If you can’t fit all these pieces fully on the the rug then the front legs of the sofa and chairs should at least be on the rug.
When you have all your furniture on the rug it makes the space seem larger than it is.
Leave at least 30cm or 8 inches up to a maximum of 24 inches between the rug and your living room walls.
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