- Choose a rug size that complements the furnishings in the room to create a cohesive look for living spaces. Don’t worry about whether your furniture fits entirely on or off the rug. What’s important is that it looks right to you.
- Open floor plans can often make it seem that furniture is floating. A carefully placed rug will anchor the space and create a defined area for entertaining, working or relaxing.
- A small rug that is sized to have furnishings cluster around it, whether under a cocktail table or on its own, helps pull together living rooms and conversation areas. Or choose a rug that’s large enough to outline the perimeter of your space.
- For dining rooms, the rug should go center under the dining table. Consider a rug that’s wide and long enough so that when diners push back their chairs, the chairs stay on the rug.
- A patterned rug under a glass-topped table adds an additional design element that will take center stage when your guests are seated at the table.
- Surround yourself with warmth and color in bedrooms. Place a large rug so it creates a perimeter around the lower two-thirds of your bed, or use small area rugs along each side.
- A nice, soft rug works best for comfort in your bedroom.
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