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One of the biggest dilemmas people have is what size rug to use in a living room and whether it should fit all or just some of the furniture on it. The optimal rug size/positioning depends on the size of the room, scale of the furniture, how much furniture, focal point, personal preference and other factors... I don’t think there’s just one right way to do it, but I go by some general rules:
Best for small rugs or small/oddly-shaped rooms.
Jacques Grange via
SOME FEET ON:
Best for unifying a seating area.
ALL FEET ON:
Best for extra-large rugs.
Nate Berkus via
John McInroe via
In general, I’ve found it to be the most flexible arrangement to be a medium/large rug with some feet on, some feet off. A good tip is to tape off the space to get an idea for the size you prefer before committing big $$ for a rug.