There are lots of things to consider when picking a rug for your living room along with price and style. Just the way it feels to you there’s also whether or not it’s the right size for your layout. Some options to consider when thinking about placing a rug for your living room, dining room, and bedroom. Looking at a very standard living room layout. We’ve got a sofa two chairs side tables coffee table and there’s really sort of three ways.
You can lay it out and quite frankly think they’re geared to budget. The easiest way to think about it it’s how you’re gonna place the legs of the furniture in your room. If you have the budget for it is all of the legs of all the pieces of furniture on the rug. So you’re gonna be picking a larger piece that will give you enough space to go all the way around the room with your sofa your chairs all of your tables sitting on top of that rug together. Now, of course, we’re not putting any of our furniture up against the walls because the furniture is off the wall. How close can you put your carpet against the wall? A good rule of thumb is 12 to 18 inches away from the wall. So you get a chance to see the flooring around the carpet helps to define the space nicely. But gives you circulation air on the outsides of your room.
The next option to consider is just having the front legs of all the major pieces of furniture on the rug. This is a little bit more budget-friendly, because it’s gonna mean you can go with a smaller piece. It’s just gonna be the right size so that the front legs of all your chairs and your sofa are sitting on the rug. But it doesn’t have to be so large that it encompasses all of the furniture.
The last option and definitely the most budget-friendly is to do the no legs approach. Now, of course, the legs of your coffee table are gonna be sitting on this. But the bigger pieces in your room your sofa your side chairs are gonna be off the carpet. The cute thing about this is that it lets all the pieces breathe. It’s really great in an open space where you’re maybe having some continuous flow in an open-concept condo. That kind of space is also a good option if you’ve got a differently shaped rug. Because it really stands out so be neat if you had a cowhide or maybe an oval or circular rug.