The ideal rug does not just look great but fits perfectly in your environment to enhance and complement the entire look of your interior space. Its interesting how the right size of a rug influences the dynamics of any room.
- Measure the room. and outline the area where the rug is to be laid out (maybe with masking tape). Check every doorway and see how it opens. If there is a confusion pertaining to the sizes, make sure you choose the rug that is larger in size – this gives you better scope to fit in the area.
- There should be about 18-20 inches of bare floor around the . This classic rule works for most rooms. If your room is smaller, you can leave less space. the main point being maintaining proportions of the space.
- A frequent question that often pops up is whether to keep the legs on the rug or off it. This can work either way and whatever you choose ensure that you are consistent with it. Ideally, all legs should be on the rug,
- Rugs can create an illusion of space — utilise this feature to work for you. An undersized rug makes the room appear small and disconnected. When in doubt, go for a bigger size. It’ll unify the furniture and make the room appear bigger than it actually is.
- If you have a small rug that’s your favourite but too small for the room – layer it - lay it as an accent on top of a more neutral rug, like flatweaves or sisal/jute rug that’s the correct size for your seating area. This makes the room look nice and the small rug is easily incorporated in the space.
What is the purpose of your rug?
The perfect accompany for a single piece of furniture. this should be approximately 10%/ 15% smaler than the furniture it is meant to accent.
This will bring together furniture in the same section of a room. The rug will reach or sit under all the front legs of all items of furniture within that section.
This size generally pulls the furniture together and define a space.
A statement rug will form a centerpiece of the room and frequently left clear of furniture.
Used in halway, narrow kitchens or beside the bed in single or multiple pieces.
In a bedroom, the size of your bed and the floor area that surrounds it will dictate what size you should select. Place a large rug under two legs of the bed and make sure the floor is visible all around the bed. The rug should extend at least 24″ in length and width from the edges of the bed. That way, when you get up in the morning, your feet will be on the rug.
In a living room, rugs help to pull a space together, add warmth and comfort, and muffle noise. Selecting a rug size for your living room depends on the size of your room as well as your furniture arrangement.
In the dining room, make sure the rug you select is big enough for the legs of the chair to sit comfortably on the rug — even when they’re pulled out for people to sit at the table. To make this easy, look for a rug that extends at least 24 inches around the table. And remember to keep at least 18 inches of floor exposed around all sides between the rug’s edge and the wall.