On the market for a new rug? One designer’s rule of thumb is to always buy big.
According to Nino, furniture legs (all of them) should touch the rug, which means you’re going to need a sizable piece for your room. She specifically suggests leaving just 12-18 inches of space between the ends of the rug and the walls.
Of course, it’s not always feasible for each piece of furniture to touch a rug. When that happens, Nino advises focusing on the front legs of chairs and sofas, which should always be touching the rug. In Nino’s opinion, this configuration makes the room look “nicely cohesive” and gives it a “unified seating area anchored by the rug itself.”
There are exceptions to the furniture-on-the-rug rule, though. Pieces that are more decorative than functional are fine on the perimeter. For example, an item that’s not actually part of a seating arrangement can be placed on the edges of the rug, or against a wall, where it doesn’t even touch the rug.
Now that you know what size to get, all that’s left to do is pick out the new rug for your space.
[Via The Spruce]