11 Area Rug Rules and How to Break Them

One excellent way to add style and character to your home is with area rugs. They’re a beautiful accessory for any home and with so many different options available you can find a style to go with any decor.

 

I often get asked “What are the rules in selecting the size of rug to use in a room?” It can prove to be hard deciding what size rug is best for a space as there are so many “rules” and just as many opposing opinions.

One popular rule is that the rug should be large enough to slide under the front legs of sofas and chairs in a seating arrangement, unifying the furniture. But just as frequently I’ve heard it suggested that all legs of the furniture should sit on the rug! So, rather than being bound by rules, being aware of these guidelines and options will assist you in determining what size rug provides the visual effect you desire in the rooms of your house!