Blinds Styles

Living Rooms

In general, we tend to buy our rugs too small, which can be a deal breaker for a space because it means the rug can quickly become dwarfed by the size of the space.In a large, open plan living room, opt for a rug large enough that all your furniture can sit on the rug or at least the front legs of the sofa/s. It’s the rug’s responsibility to zone the space and anchor the furniture and the larger the rug, the greater the sense of luxury and warmth created in the space.If your living room is on the small side, you may opt to have your rug floating which means the edge of the rug would sit out approximately 300mm from the front feet on your sofa. Although, even in a small space, I personally prefer to have my rug partially tucked under the sofa feet (I prefer my feet on a rug than a hard floor). There are exceptions to every rule but in my book, a rug should always be longer than your sofa by at least 300mm on each side. A cowhide is the exception to the rule but the asymmetrical shape of a cowhide defies all the rules.

Bedrooms

In the bedroom, in nearly all circumstances I opt for rugs under the bed,even if your bedrooms are carpeted. The extra layer adds literal and visual warmth and added luxury. The general rule of thumb is to buy a rug large enough that at least 500mm protrudes from each side of the bed. In terms of rug width in the bedroom, the rug should sit at least one metre from the wall in which the bed head sits and should protrude at least, approximately one metre from the end of the bed.

Hallway

Consider carpet runners for thoroughfares such hallways, breezeways and kitchens especially where spaces may need some added warmth and layering. In long hallways, feel free to lay more than one runner, placing them at least 500mm apart. In our hallway, I’ve used a combination of different sized, coloured and patterned rugs for a relaxed, eclectic feeling in the home. In some cases, you can even utilise door mat sized rugs to help fill out such long narrow spaces.

Rugs can be tricky things to get right. DecoRug offer a try before you buy scheme and a returns policy so that if your rug isn’t quite right in the space you can return it and try again. It’s the best way to ensure you get it right.

Here are some tips on choosing the right size for living space!

Whole living space

In a smaller room, you can use a rug to cover most of the floor space as an alternative to fitted carpet.

Let the size of the rug pull everything together and make the rug be the statement of the room.

Large living space

To make a room feel more expansive, choose a larger rug that will fit all of your living room area furniture on top. This is the ideal way to define.The idea in most cases with this size is that you put the front of the lounges on the rug.

Cosy living space

To make a room feel more expansive, choose a larger rug that will fit all of your living room area furniture on top. This is the ideal way to define.The idea in most cases with this size is that you put the front of the lounges on the rug.

Floating living space

A floating rug can also workas long as it’s in proportion to the furniture, as with the coffee table and sofa.

Below is a reference guide to help you choose the right size for the rest of your home.

SIZE: RECOMMENDED AREA
60x110cm Entry area, kitchen, side tables.
80x150cm Bedsides and double door entry areas.
80x300cm Standard hallway.
Continuous Runners Cut to lengths for hallways and staircases.
120x170cm Kids rooms, entry areas, bedrooms, small sittings rooms.
160x230cm Small lounge rooms, under a 4-6 seater dining table.
200x290cm Standard size lounge room, under a 6-8 seater dining table, family room.
240x340cm Large living areas, under a 8-10 seater dining table, family room, rumpus room.
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