How to Choose the Right Rug Size // Design Tips For You

How to Choose the Right Rug Size // Design Tips For You

How to Choose the Right Rug Size // Design Tips For You

Idris Stone Rug

A rug has the power to tie a whole room together.

When contemplating rug size, it's important to select dimensions and orientation that are proportional to the space. For instance, if you have a large living room, opt for a large rug. If you have a long dining room, mimic its dimensions.

If you're debating between two sizes, we suggest choosing the larger option.

As a first step, always measure the room and the furniture. Then decide your layout. These two steps determine your rug size.

Here are a couple of our favorite layout options:

How to Choose the Right Rug Size -- All Legs on the Rug Layout

All Legs on the Rug

In a large space, you can define the seating area by placing a furniture grouping entirely on the rug. This unifies and anchors open-concept spaces when no furniture is against a wall.

How to Choose the Right Rug Size -- Two Legs on the Rug Layout

Two Legs on the Rug

One of our favorite ways to make a room look cohesive is to choose a size that allows for the front legs in the furniture grouping to be on the rug. We call this the "two leg" rule, where two legs of a sofa or chair (or the first half of a piece) sit on the rug. This layout works especially well when one part of the furniture grouping is against a wall.  

Do you want help finding the perfect rug for your space? 

Send us an email or live chat us on our website if you have questions about sizing, placement, durable rugs for kids or pets, etc. You can shop all of our rugs here.

 

 

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