Basic Rules for Rug Placement


Basic Rules for Rug Placement


Rug placement has always been a tricky one. From living room rugs to hallway rugs, we’ve got you covered! Here are a few simple standard rules in rug placement:

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In small spaces, with furniture against the wall, aim to have the front two legs of all the furniture on the rug.

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In even smaller spaces, small rugs can be used just under the coffee table or to define specific seating areas. 

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For a larger living room, with furniture floating in the middle of the room, the rug must be big enough to fit all the furniture comfortably, without feeling too cramped. 

Dining room


The rule is simple for the dining area, the table and ALL the chairs should rest on the rug, even when the chairs are pulled out and away from the table. You need about 24″ or so extending beyond each side of the table to avoid chairs going off the rug. 

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The bedroom offers many options for rug sizes and rug placement. The most popular rug placement is to lay the rug perpendicular to the bed and pulling it half way under, stopping before your nightstands. 

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Runners are also a great alternative, especially if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of trying to vacuum underneath your bed. Use a runner on either side, both sides, or just the foot of the bed. 



The areas where you find yourself standing the most, like in front of the kitchen sink and in front of the stove, are the best places for a rug. If you have long counters, opt for a runner instead. 


Hallways are usually the forgotten space, but the most traveled routes in your home. Bring your hallway back to life with a rug! Allow your runner to be the focal point, it has to at least cover 75% of the length of the hallway, showing same amount of wood or carpet on both ends of the runner. 

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