Wondering how to choose a rug for your living room?
With such a range of beautiful rug designs, it can be hard to find the best modern living room rug for your home. Believe it or not, a rug can be the difference between your room looking amazing and confusing. But there are some steps you can follow to find the perfect rug, and style it beautifully within your room. Follow my simple tips for maximising your rug placement to transform your space.
Consider Your Style
Before you even step foot inside a rug store, you need to have a good sense of your personal design style. There are so many colours, textures and styles of rug to choose from, and it can be daunting if you don’t know where to start! Begin by thinking about what types of rug you are drawn to, and take a look through some interior design websites and magazines for inspiration.
Start with the Room
If you’re looking to purchase a rug for a room that is already established, it will need to work with your existing furniture and colour palette. Take a look around your living room and try to determine what style is already present. If all of your furniture is bold and loud, perhaps a quieter rug that utilises texture and not a busy pattern would be a good choice. If your room is very quiet and minimal in colour, you may want to introduce something fresh.
Think About All Elements
Choosing the Right Size
In your living room, you want the front of your sofa at least a foot over your rug. You also want to do this with all your other occasional chairs too. The magic of doing this is that it creates one visual piece of furniture rather than many small islands, uniting and making your room look bigger. For a standard 3-seater sofa about 220cm long, your minimum size rug would be a 200 x 300cm or 250 x 350cm.