How to Arrange The Rug Right ?
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 

how:


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.



With a modular sofa, measure the space for the rug carefully – a standard-sized

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.