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Expert Tips for Choosing the Right Size and Location for Your Area Rug
A well proportioned rug can be the defining and grounding textile that brings a room together. To solve any confusion in getting the size right, we’ve prepared a rug placement by room guide to assist you. Generally, the rug should be large enough to anchor the furniture in the room whilst allowing room for some of the floor to be shown. In terms of texture, we favour the tactile under foot feel of natural fibres and have a palette that allows customisation.
It’s always a good idea to measure out the rug area with masking tape, this will give you the visual of furniture placement and the room proportion.
We offer all of our rugs in the standard sizes featured in our guide. They are also available to be custom made to your measurements from a selection of colours, ensuring the ultimate piece for your room. Please contact us with any questions, we’d be happy to help.
To create an intimate and inviting atmosphere the rug should hold the furniture. You can create a sense of place with each piece of furniture place on the rug with a minimum of 20cm space to the perimeter. Alternatively, when arranging furniture partially on top of a rug, a good rule of thumb is that it should be at least 10cm underneath each piece of furniture.
The barefoot comfort of stepping onto a warm, tactile rug makes getting out of bed so much better. Ideally, at least two thirds of the rug should sit under the bottom area of the bed with around 90cm of rug on each side to step on. This also creates symmetry with the side table that would sit above. If you have the space, the other option to create a luxurious look is to place the entire bed and side tables on the rug with 70-90cm space around each item.
For the dining room, the rug should mimic the table top shape. A rectangular table should sit upon a rectangular rug, and the rug should be large enough to have the table and chairs sitting on it with around 65cm space around the perimeter of all furniture. This ensures the chairs still sit on the rug when pulled away from the table, avoiding an uneven surface or trip hazard.