In the dining room, designers suggest centering the furniture over the rug and choosing a rug that fits the shape of the table. If you have a round table, place a round area rug underneath. "The round shape in a square room can help soften the space," says Sigal.
1. Choosing a rug that's too small. Skimp on size, and your room will look smaller. "You need your rug to set boundaries, and ground your furniture," says interior designer Danielle Oakey. "In a
Usually an 8x10 rug at minimum would suffice (not taking into account the room size). In larger sized living rooms - it's best to go with a larger rug and have all your furniture sit on the rug.
Adding 24" to 30" to each side of your table will help you find the right rug size, as this ensures plenty of room for chairs to slide in and out. If your dining table is situated in the center of your space, your rug should be placed at least 4" away from the walls.
Living Room Your room shape, not just the furniture, should dictate the rug size and orientation to make the space look larger and feel connected. If you choose a layout with the sofa on the rug, it should extend at least 6 inches on each side for proper scale.
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