One often hears many-a-things about “rules to lay down a rug”; however there are no specific rules of thumb as far as rugs are concerned. Of course, there a set of guidelines one must follow while decorating your home with a rug, but sometimes you can improvise. Here is a set of rules to keep in mind.
- Keep the front legs of your sofas and couches on the rug.
- Keep all legs of chairs, pouffies, footrests and tables on the rug.
Dimension: Keep about 12-18 inches of the rug visible around the bed.
Extend the rug about 24 inches around a dining table.
Let there be from 8- 18 inches of bare flooring around the rug.
Ideally, you should try to use one large rug in a space, as it will provide a lot of richness and sophistication to the space. Alternatively, you can also combine 1-2 smaller but complementary rugs, while covering a large area to demarcate separate spaces.
- Cover most of the walking area with a rug, if you have long corridors and hallways. This method is not only safe but also a gorgeous way to spruce up an empty space.
There are many “rules” out there to decorate spaces with a rug, most often contradicting each other. Use these rules as a guideline, but feel free to let your artistic aesthetics flow!