How to Arrange The Rug Right ?
“The correct placement of a rug depends on how big the room is and what sofa
configuration you have". It’s really important to get the balance right, and here’s
If you have two sofas then the rug needs to be evenly positioned between them –
it should be an equal distance from each sofa – not 10 cm in front of one and 20
cm in front of the other. If it doesn’t work equally then it’s the wrong-sized rug
for this particular space.
In a small space, I like the rug to sit in front of a sofa, so there is a narrow strip
of floor showing – this makes the room appear lighter and more spacious. This
also gives you visual separation between the sofa and side tables – try a couple
of these instead of a coffee table, as you’ll be able to see more of the rug.
In a big open-plan space, the rug should sit under the front legs of both the sofas
– or if you have a large rug, then both sofas can sit completely on the top of the
rug. If you have chairs in the space as well, then the front legs of the chair
should be touching or “hovering” on the rug. This placement creates a cosy zone
without closing off the area to the rest of the room.
rug is 230 cm by 160 cm and that’s a really difficult match for a modular as it
can fall short either side. A custom rug is a better choice. A big rug makes a large
open space feel more intimate by connecting all the elements.
A rug is the best accessory to zone a space in an open - plan area, whether
you're defining space for a living, family or dining area.
If you’re zoning the dining area (or if you're putting a rug in your dining room),
choose one that's big enough for the table and all the chairs to sit entirely on top.