From creating warmth and texture to making a statement, a beautiful well-proportioned rug can effortlessly define a zone and tie a room together. Once you know the location, a decision on size, material and colour can follow. Here are some simple tips and layouts to help you choose the right rug size for your space.




Living room rugs help anchor furniture and infuse a space with personality. Large rugs make open spaces feel more intimate by connecting all elements. Aim for a rug that is large enough to fit your furniture with at least 20-30cm of rug visible on all sides, whilst ensuring some of the flooring is still exposed. In compact spaces, opt for a smaller sized rug with furniture arranged partially on top of the rugs’ edges.

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To create a cosy, sophisticated atmosphere, choose a rug that extends out 50-60cm on each end of the dining table to ensure there is room to pull out the chairs. Matching the shape of your rug to the shape of your dining table adds intimacy and balance.

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Layer the rug underneath the bed frame to soften acoustics and create a warm, inviting setting. Rest the bed frame and bedside tables on top of a large rug with approximately 70-90cm showing around the edges or provide a soft foot landing using a smaller rug beneath the lower section of the bed frame. Alternatively, a circular rug can be placed off-centre to your bed to add interest.

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