How to choose the right rug

We’ve got the lowdown on rugs so you can make the simplest change for maximum impact.

Living Room

Oversized: 200cm x 300cm Fill the whole room but not wall to wall, the rug should create a stage for your sofa and coffee table.

Large: 160cm x 230cm. Define space and create separation between dining and living areas if you have an open concept living space. The rug should sit under the front two feet of the sofa, the entire coffee table and under the first two legs of your occasional chair.

Small: 155cm x 225cm A quick and easy living room update, a small rug placed under a coffee table is often a layer of love that’s been lacking in a room. Emphasise the look by echoing the colours in throw cushions and rugs on your sofa's.

Dining Room

1. Go big! A large, oversized rug to comfortably host both your table and all the chairs

2. Layer a couple of rugs together. Play with pattern and colour - use the same pattern in two colours side by side or go for an exact match so you can easily accommodate table and chairs.

3. Think outside the rectangle and go round. Curvy shapes add comfort to the home, and if you have a round café-style dining table, double the charm with a circular rug underneath.  

Bedroom

Under the bed

A great way to layer in toe-warming cosiness is to place a rug underneath the bed. You want at least 5cm over hang, so you still get a hint of the rug in the room. This is also an excellent way to help dampen sound, especially if you have floorboards.

End of the bed

Place a large rug so it creates a perimeter around the lower two-thirds of your bed. It’s a clever way to zone off the bed from the room.  

Surround your bed

This is a lovely way to play with patterns in the bedroom. Choose two or three smaller sized rugs and place on either side and at the bottom of the bed. Unite the look with a common pattern or colour tone.