Adding a rug can potentially make a room feel more comfortable and appealing or break it. They way your home looks ultimately determines the vibe and mood for you and your family. But how do you choose? In this post we've included our tips on how to choose the best rug size for the living room, the dining room and bedroom.
Choose a Rug for Your Living Room
Rugs are perfect for defining spaces within large open areas, particularly the living area and the dining room. By using area rugs, you will be able to make a room feel more expansive and will absolutely dress up your spaces.
These are three ways you can use a rug in the living room:
- Choose a rug that fits all your living area furniture on it.
- A second option would be to place the front legs of your sofa and chairs on top of the rug and create a limit of the space, but not necessarily cover it whole.
- A third option, the easiest one, is to use a rug that only covers the coffee table on the centre and is in proportion to the sofa.
Choose a Rug for Your Dining Room
Similarly to rugs in the living room, your main goal when choosing a rug for your dining room is to delimit the area and expand the area. Here are our tips:
- The rug under the dining area needs to be big enough to include the dining table and chairs.
- Find a rug that contrasts the colour or style on your dining table. It will become your focal point and make the area more interesting.
These tips apply to both rectangular and round dining tables.
Choose a Rug for Your Bedroom
Typically, you would place the rug under the bed, however this would not be the only place where you can place it. You can choose to set a rug next to your bed, at the foot of the bed, or if your room that is big enough, you might want to use a rug to emphasise a sitting area for instance.
You'd need to choose where you want your rug to be before applying these tips:
- Don't choose a rug that is too small for the chosen area. Ideally, you would like to highlight the area and give the room texture to make it more interesting.
- Make sure the rug does not touch the walls.
- Give enough space for the rug to show the floor, this balances the view.
- Ensure the rugs don't obstruct the door.
- Make sure the rugs don't touch the furniture, such as the dresser.