Whether you're working with a huge living room or the nook of a studio, choosing the right way to situate your rug and your furniture can be tricky: too close and everything looks cramped; too spread out and the whole rhythm of the room is off. There are several strategies you can use to create a happy relationship between rug and sofa. Find the one that makes the most sense for your space and collection for a comfortable rug-to-sofa ratio.
- Call it the sofa hokey pokey: Put your front legs in—on the rug, that is—and your back legs out to connect various types of furniture and create a pleasing sense of proportion. In the photo above, Value City Furniture's Adrian Graphite Sofa anchors the rug and floor cushions to make a cohesive seating set-up.
- If you're working with several larger pieces of furniture—like the Value City Furniture Brittney collection here—keeping some front legs on the rug and others off makes the scene cozy but not crowded.
- Full house of furniture pieces? A rug big enough for everything can nicely outline the seating area and keep convos intimate. (We love the cozy-yet-sprawling effect of the bright Soho Collection against this tactile white rug.) Just remember to figure out your measurements first to pick the right size rug.
- Keep all furniture legs off the rug to let your space breathe a bit. Clean-lined furniture, like the Jules pieces here, are great for such an arrangement. Bonus: Your taste for statement patterns will seriously shine.
Once you settle on a strategy for your space, it's all about the fun part: filling it.
Check out Value City Furniture's new Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines collection for rugs, furniture and other touches that create effortlessly amazing looks on any budget.
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