Placement and size go hand in hand. Rugs should be placed where they can anchor the room, and not off to a side, and if you center the rug in your living room it needs to be large enough to fit in. A tiny rug in the middle of a large room will appear out of place, more than a large rug that runs up close to the furniture, so the bigger, the better.
Size and placement matter, too. Your outdoor rug should be at least as wide as your door frame, and preferably just a couple of inches wider on either side, says CoCo Peterson, director of
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Rug Placement: Rugs are generally placed perpendicular to the bed, meaning the length of the rug is measured against the width of your bed. The longer rug you have, the more room you will have at the sides of your beds to comfortably put your feet down on.
A well-chosen rug ties a room together and adds rich colors and textures to a space. While rug sizing and placement may not be the first thing up for consideration in room design, the size, shape, placement, and color palette of a rug are key factors in creating a cohesive, welcoming environment. Choosing a rug that is too small can make a room seem empty or throw off the scale of your furniture.
While the size of the area rug is important, the area rug placement is equally paramount. Area rugs can be placed in any room you desire and can even be layered over one another to draw attention to a certain part of the room. Other popular places to place area rugs are in entryways or in front of kitchen or bathroom sinks.