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How to Choose the Best Size Rug for Your Living Room

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Discover the perfect rug size for your living or sitting room with our friendly guide!

 

Just like every room in your home shines with its own  unique personality, the ideal rug size varies too. When it comes to your living area, we've got some handy tips to help you nail the perfect fit.

 

Dive in with us and let's make your cosy space truly special. And remember, our collection of Natural Rugs is waiting to add that touch of magic to your home.

 

Let's find your perfect size for you!

General Suggestions

There are no solid rules, but usually you can arrange things by a set of considerations. When it comes to living room rugs, it is usually best practice to ensure that all your heavy furniture fits on the rug. This is good for three reasons.

1) Aesthetically it frames your furniture to link them into a single area for a specific purpose.

 

2) Furniture will move if it is not all on the same level, this can lead to added wear.

3) This approach reduces the likelihood of tripping in areas of the home that are high traffic.

Best Practice

Best Avoided

What Natural Rug Material is best for a Living Room or Sitting Room?

Before you decide on the size, first pick the ultimate rug material for your living room. It is really important to pick a material that's as ready for life's moments as you are.

Dive into our selection of Wool, Jute, and Sisal Rugs, each championing stain resistance and durability. And for something a little more unique, take a look at our range of Sisool Rugs. These materials are built for the hustle and bustle of daily life, so you're free to express yourself with vibrant coloured borders to match your room's accents and a bold weave pattern to provide contrast.

 

Imagine a rug that not only complements your space but also stands as a companion to countless shared events, gatherings and stories.

How to Measure for a Perfectly Sized Living Room Rug

Do you want to make your living room into a cosy haven of comfort, style, and balance with the perfectly sized rug? Here are some easy tips:

  • Furniture First: Position your living room furniture just where you want it. This sets the stage for measuring.

  • Size It Right: Measure the space adding slightly more rug than the area you think, usually 40-80cm around the furniture so that it can be walked around while still in contact with the rug. This significantly reduces the chance of people tripping when people move through the space. This protects people, but also protects your floors. If you have less space, consider bringing the rug away from walls and more into the open area to create a feeling of space.

  • Big Is In: A rug that makes a room look larger is a rug that sits as wide and long as it can to frame the internal area of the room. Consider the side of a regular fitted carpet and then allow a border of 40-80cm from the wall all around. This effect tricks the mind into seeing the space as more expansive.

  • Run Along: If you have a coffee table between two sofas, consider framing the coffee table to draw focus to it.

  • Layering: For added texture and interest, consider layering rugs. Start with a larger, neutral rug as the base and add a smaller, more colourful or textured rug on top. This is an excellent way to incorporate patterns or add a splash of colour to your living room.

  • Go Custom: Got a unique living room area? Consider a custom-sized rug for that perfect fit. Explore options using our Rug Designer Tool.

Ready to find the rug that will make your living room pop? Explore our Natural Rugs Collection and bring your room to life!

What Next?

Got your eye on the ideal rug size for your living room? Let's make sure it's a perfect fit! Grab some tape or string and sketch out the "rug" on your floor. This visual trick confirms that the size you're considering is just right for your space, ensuring no surprises when you make your purchase.

And here's a pro tip to keep your living room looking pristine: Opt for our Intec Stain Protection Treatment on any living room or sitting room rug. It's our little secret to effortlessly resist those inevitable spills and stains, keeping your gatherings worry-free and your rug looking gorgeous day after day.

How to Measure for a Sitting Room Rug

Transform your sitting room space into a cosy haven of warmth, colour, and style with the perfect rug! Because Sitting Rooms tend to be a little smaller than a living room, we have focused our guide by that arrangement. If your sitting room is quite large, consider it a living room for your purposes and follow that guide instead.

  • Furniture First: Position your dining furniture just where you want it. This sets the stage for measuring.

  • Size It Right: Measure your table and add space all around, usually 60-80cm. This ensures chairs stay on the rug when people are seated, protecting your floors and keeping everything comfy. If you have less space in your setting then a comfortable 30cm will give the same protection with a muted feeling of space.

  • Big Is In: Typically, an 245cm x 300cm or 275cm x 365cm rug makes the perfect fit. A 150cm x 245cm rug might fit, but it will usually be lost beneath furniture and not elevate the space, which will just miss the mark for most rooms.

  • Frame It Up: Leave about 45cm of bare floor around your rug will show off your subflooring and beautifully frame any space. This will give the illusion of a larger room.

  • Go Custom: Got a unique dining area? Consider a custom-sized rug for that perfect fit. Explore options using our Rug Designer Tool.

Ready to find the rug that will make your dining room pop? Explore our Natural Rugs Collection and bring your sitting room to life!

What Next?

Got your eye on the ideal rug size for your living room? Let's make sure it's a perfect fit! Grab some tape or string and sketch out the "rug" on your floor. This visual trick confirms that the size you're considering is just right for your space, ensuring no surprises when you make your purchase.

And here's a pro tip to keep your living room looking pristine: Opt for our Intec Stain Protection Treatment on any living room or sitting room rug. It's our little secret to effortlessly resist those inevitable spills and stains, keeping your gatherings worry-free and your rug looking gorgeous day after day.

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