Rug placement guide

Rug placement is as important as rug selection.  If you get it wrong, it can drastically change the scale and overall aesthetic of your space.

Despite how minor it seems, rug placement does accentuate a room when it’s the right size and placement in accordance with furniture. It has the ability to make a room feel spacious, and inviting no matter the occasion or type of room.

An aesthetically pleasing space aids in achieving a flowing design. Here are some tips and images to aid in your own rug placement.

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Living Room

In a living area, size matters with rugs; it can overcrowd a room or even make it too spacious depending on your furniture.

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A rug has to be large enough to cover all ground with couches sitting fully on it, or partially, as displayed above. In the case of smaller rugs, seating needs to be at an even distance. That principle also applies to circular rugs, as displayed below.


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Dining Room

Rugs under dining tables are best around 60cm to 70cm wider in dimensions and in proportion to the table and chairs as it enhances the shape, similar to round rugs under round tables.

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Master Bedrooms

Smaller rugs in bedrooms create a better effect than large ones. They can be placed on either side of the bed or just one side, adding the feel of luxury by using a large rug that is visible under a bed however leaving space for bedside tables on the floor to enhance the space and accentuate the floor to wall. bedroom 2


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Single Bedrooms

Rugs can add a spark and some colour to any children’s room, and also a soft play area for children. These rugs can be placed slightly under beds, inbetween beds in shared bedrooms to create a ‘connection’ and a central play area. For nuseries, small round rugs under or next to a crib creates a feel of intimacy with the child. 

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