11 Area Rug Rules and How to Break Them
I often get asked, “What are the rules in selecting the size of rug to use in a room?” Deciding what size rug is best for a space can be hard since there are many “rules” and just as many opposing opinions. One popular rule is that the rug should be large enough to slide under the front legs of sofas and chairs in a seating arrangement, unifying the furniture. But just as frequently I’ve heard it suggested that all legs of the furniture should sit on the rug. So, rather than be bound by rules, be aware of the following guidelines and let them assist you in determining what size rug provides the visual effect you desire in the rooms of your house.