Rug Placement Tips
July 28, 2017
In the living room ~ defining spaces
When furniture such as couches and sofas are central in an open plan living room, your rug should be big enough to fit under all four legs of each piece of furniture.
This will define the space and be proportionate to the size of furniture and space surrounding. It also gives a more relaxed, casual feel to the space.
In smaller rooms where your furniture is up against the wall, the rug should be large enough to fit under the front legs of all pieces, or off the rug completely. This often gives a more formal look and feel.
In the dining room ~ scale and proportion is key
For Dining rooms, the rug should always be in proportion to the table. It is best to always leave enough space on either side of the table to avoid ‘catching’ the back of the rug with a chair, and the back of the chair legs should always be on the rug, even when being used. Your rug needs to be approximately 1.2m-1.5m wider and longer than your table (i.e at least 65-75cm around the perimeter of the table for chairs).
In the bedroom room ~ cosy, soft and luxurious
A rug in a bedroom will warm up and soften a room with hard flooring. A rug can also add colour, pattern and texture to make a room feel cosy.
In a bedroom, you need to make sure the rug is underfoot when you get out of bed. The rug should be large enough to sit underneath the bed and side tables or another option is for the rug to sit underneath the bed, stopping short of the side tables.
For those who don’t want a large rug under the bed but still want a soft place underfoot when getting out of bed, you can opt for a set of two runners placed either side of the bed.