Rugs 101 - The Right Rug Size For Your Space

If your space feels like it’s missing something, chances are it’s the perfect rug. Custom rugs can make your room seem larger, smaller, cosier, or more open. There are plenty of factors that contribute to the style and feel of your rug, from design to type, which all largely depend on your own personal preferences and tastes. One factor that there are a few standard rules for is the size of your rug, which will change depending on which room you’re using it for.

 
 

Dining Area

If you have an open plan home, a rug under the dining table can be the perfect thing to separate the dining area from the rest of the house. When choosing a rug for the dining area, try to get one that is a similar shape to your dining table. You want a custom rug to be large enough to fit both your dining table and the chairs comfortably on top, with enough room to pull out all of the chairs without catching on the edge of the rug.

Living Room

When it comes to the living room you don’t want the carpet to be so big that it spans the entire area, but you also don’t want it to feel too small or it will make the space seem boxed in. A happy medium is to ensure that the coffee table and front legs of all chairs and sofas sit on the rug. This will bring a sense of cosiness to the space while tying the area together.

 
 

Bedroom

You may not consider a rug in the bedroom, especially if you already have carpet, but it can add that extra cosy feel and designate different areas in the room. If you have chairs in your bedroom, place a small rug underneath them to create a sitting moment. If not, you can place a medium-sized rug at the end of your bed to highlight the bed as the centre point of the room.

Other Areas

Rugs can also be great additions in other areas to add a touch of cosiness in otherwise bare spaces. A long rug in a hallway adds a touch of decor in a space where you can’t place any furniture, and a small rug in an entryway will not only add a welcoming design aspect but also protect your floors as guests come in.

Choosing the right sized rug can open up your space, transform it into a cosy environment, or separate areas. For more useful blogs, check out our blog page here!

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