Living Room Rug Size Tips
All Legs On
Create a unified look in your living room with an area rug large enough to accommodate all of your furniture. The key to styling your seating area on top of a large rug is to maintain at least a few inches of space beyond where your sofa and chairs sit. This helps organize the seating area and create distinction in the room.
Front Legs On
You can still create a cohesive look without the cost of a room size rug. If your seating configuration doesn’t allow for all your furniture to be placed on the rug, tuck it just under the front legs of your sofa and chairs to keep your seating area unified.
All Legs Off
While not usually recommended, sometimes small rugs can be a budget-friendly option and still add style and comfort to your living room. If you’re working with a smaller room, consider a small rug that floats in the center of your seating arrangement. So long as it is properly centered among your furniture, a smaller area rug will look intentional and well-styled.
Rule Breaker: Round Shape
For an unconventional option, choose a large round rug to distinguish your sitting area. Opt for a standard size that is large enough to accommodate all of your furniture with a few inches to spare, or at least large enough to accommodate the front legs of each piece.