SUZIE STOKES

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

How to position a rug

The beauty of rugs are they can be used in any space, even outdoors.
What people often aren’t sure of is where to put a rug, and what size and shape it should be in each setting.
Here's a guide on how to position a rug in your spaces.
HOW TO POSITION A RUG IN A LIVING ROOM

The biggest and most commonly space to put a rug. Big rugs make dramatic statements and a small rugs can look underwhelming so usually, the bigger the better is our #1 advise for living room rugs.

A rug should be big enough to put all the feet of the furniture within the room on the rug. Ideally, the furniture should sit on the rug with 5-10cm of the rug visible behind or beside the feet.

Allow for the original flooring of the room to show around the boundary of the space, leaving approximately 300mm (minimum), so that your rug doesn’t overwhelm the floor.

HOW TO POSITION A RUG IN A BEDROOM
Ensure your rug sits in front of your bedside tables, or your bedside tables sit on the rug. This will tie all the elements together, giving you something soft to have beneath your feet before you call it a night.
Alternatively if you are using a rug for decorative effect. Placing a rug under one corner of a bed creates an interesting break of shape on the floor. This will work with smaller and round rugs.
HOW TO POSITION A RUG UNDER A DINING TABLE
Rectangle rug: The ideal size is up to 1.5m wider and longer than the dining table itself. Have your dining table and chairs all on the rug.
Round/Square rug: If you have a round/square dining table, then a round/square rug makes sense. Ensure it’s big enough to pull out the chairs, just as you would a rectangle rug.