September 28, 2023 / Nikki Requiero

Enhancing Your Home with the Perfect Rug: Tips on Size and Placement

Rugs are more than just floor coverings; they are the foundation of interior design, capable of anchoring a room, adding texture, and serving as stunning accent pieces. They can also be a refined way to make your home more durable (by protecting those wooden floors) if you have guests or are decorating a rental property. But selecting the right rug involves more than just choosing patterns and colours; it's all about getting the placement, size, and shape just right.

Let's delve into a room-by-room guide that will provide you with invaluable tips for selecting the ideal rug for your home.

Living Room

The living room is a cozy haven where you can unwind in style. When choosing a rug for this space, consider two essential principles:

Under the Furniture: For open-plan living rooms, opt for a rug large enough to fit beneath the front legs of your sofa or main furniture pieces, leaving at least 6 inches of rug extending beyond. This ensures that the rug maintains proportionality with the area, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Classic Layout: If your furniture is against the wall, select a rug that either extends to the edge of the furniture or begins no less than 20cm (about 8 inches) in front of the sofa. While this arrangement is slightly more formal, it's essential to choose a rug that's a manageable size, as this can make the space feel cramped.

Consider using a round rug to create a more intimate feel, but arrange your furniture closer together when using this shape.

Dining Room

The dining area requires special considerations when choosing a rug. You'll want one that can withstand the daily wear and tear of moving furniture and the occasional spill. Opt for a low-pile option that's easier to clean.

In the dining room, ensure that all dining chairs are comfortably positioned within the perimeter of the rug and around the entire table. This arrangement facilitates smooth chair movement and avoids creating a tripping hazard for your guests.

For a visually pleasing look, match the shape of the rug to your dining table; it's sure to catch the eye.

Bedroom

Imagine waking up and stepping onto a soft, cozy rug—what a delightful start to the day!

Rugs in the bedroom not only add a touch of homeliness but also create an intimate atmosphere. Consider these tips for bedroom rug placement:

Under the Bed: Opt for a rug large enough to fit entirely beneath the bed and bedside tables. This arrangement grounds the bed and creates a seamless transition between the rug and the rest of the room.

Two Runners: Another option for symmetry is to use two runners, one on each side of the bed. This not only adds balance but also creates a charming aesthetic.

If you are unsure about rug placement or have specific requirements, our team at RJ Living is always ready to assist. Plus, we can deliver your dream rug right to your doorstep. Explore our extensive rug collection to find the perfect addition to your home.

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The Rug Collection
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Regular price $4,499
Regular price Sale price $4,499
Vendor:
The Rug Collection
2 colours
Regular price $3,299
Regular price Sale price $3,299
Vendor:
The Rug Collection
2 colours
Regular price $2,199
Regular price Sale price $2,199
Vendor:
The Rug Collection
2 colours
Regular price $4,499
Regular price Sale price $4,499
Vendor:
The Rug Collection
2 colours
Regular price $3,299
Regular price Sale price $3,299
Vendor:
The Rug Collection
2 colours
Regular price $2,199
Regular price Sale price $2,199
Vendor:
The Rug Collection
2 colours
Regular price $4,499
Regular price Sale price $4,499

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