Rugs are essential to every home. We love the way they bring character, warmth, and color to each space.

However, rug placement can be tricky, and we get more questions about rugs and rug sizing than any other category! After years of measuring, placing, and styling rugs for all kinds of rooms, we’ve learned a few tricks that make rug buying a breeze!

Scroll through our room-by-room guide to read our best tips and see example photos.

In the living room

-Make sure the front legs of the furniture are on the rug.

-The rug should have at least 6” on each side of the furniture.

-Typical sizes are 8×10, 9×12, 10×14

Stylist tip: Make sure your rug is large enough for your space! If the size isn’t substantial it will completely throw off the flow and feel of the room. One of our golden rules is to make sure the front two legs of the main furniture pieces are on the rug. We would never leave a rug floating in the middle of the room!