Everything you need to know about your size and space
It seems that bigger is better in the world of rugs these days and we aren’t complaining! There’s nothing better than completing your room with that perfect floor rug to add that final touch of character. And while choosing your style/design feels like the fun, easy part, what about the size? Turns out you don’t need to have a large living space to enjoy the benefits of a large rug! Let us explain why as we break down your floor layout, what room you have chosen your lovely large rug for and the perfect size.
Regardless of which room your rug will be placed in, knowing your floor plan is key to getting that perfect size rug and ideal space! Draw it if you need to, but most importantly, measure it! A lot of the time people who guess their space size will end up with a smaller rug than is needed that gets lost in their room. Our general rule of thumb is that MOST of the time, you need to have at least some parts of your furniture sitting atop your rug to bring the room together and create that grounded feeling. So, if you have a big open space, go all out for that extra-large rug, you won’t regret it!
As we’ve said before, this is the most lived-in room of the house. You really want to love your living room space: it is the hub of your home and a lot of time will be spent on this rug. If your space is large, make sure you choose large rugs! Don’t let floating furniture get lost with a tiny central rug. You need at least the fronts of your sofa legs over the rug and you’ll see your room coming together in no time. The difference will amaze you!
If you do have a large living room why not try our Extra-Large Matisse Rug for texture and warmth or our Freida Rug for a lighter brighter room?
If your living room is smaller there’s no reason you still can’t go large! (unless of course it doesn’t fit). By filling your entire floor space you are creating a room that flows. You can usually get away with having a smaller rug that still covers your space comfortably, creating the same effect as large floor rugs would in a larger space. Our medium size Traditional Rug or Tribal Rug are the perfect size to go under a coffee table or seating area in those smaller living rooms. Their unique designs will also bring a bit of fun!
Whether it be your master bedroom or a kids room, the bedroom is your place of relaxation and comfort. Your rug can greatly contribute to the feel of your room and add a touch of luxury. People with floor boards or slate/tiled floors are going to want that extra large rug to cover as much floor space as possible – especially if you’re living in Melbourne (cooler climate and cold floors – eeek!) again, make sure to measure so you cover what you need. If this is not you and you have carpet, a large floor rug could be placed under your bed but low enough that it pokes out the bottom and sides, so you are still stepping onto comfort when you wake – This is where your great measuring skills come into play. For an extra luxurious feel our Wedding Rug is the ultimate for comfort and size!
So apart from the fact that your rug should be easy to clean for this area, it also needs to cover a space large enough that all your dining chairs are going to sit atop it comfortably: even better if you can pull your chairs completely out and still have them on the rug. You’ll see a recurring pattern here that measurement is key! And be sure when measuring to make sure you’re allowing enough on each side to fit everything on top. Try our easy to clean cotton Picasso Rug that has all the tufts and patterns for your fun dining experience!
Lastly, because we know depending on your space that your rug size needs are always going to vary, we have a little trick. If your rug still isn’t big enough but you love it so much, don’t fret! Just layer. Large Jute Rugs are a fantastic way to cover your floor and then layer your favourite designer rugs on top! It looks great and you can still pull that room together and get the feel you want. Give it a try 🙂
So what are you waiting for? Get creative and starting filling your home with all the wonderful rugs your heart desires!