Rugs are the layer a space often needs to feel complete…

and we use them in nearly every room we design. The perfect rug can ground the space, create a “zone” in an open-concept home, add texture, pattern, color, and provide a soft place to land.

Finding the right rug for your space can feel overwhelming —there are so many styles to choose from, not to mention the range of sizes! Our team has received a lot of questions about rugs over the years, and after selecting hundreds of rugs for all kinds of rooms, we’re excited to share a few tips we swear by in this post.

No. 1: Don’t skimp on size  

Buying a rug that is too small for the space is one of the most common design “mistakes” we see people make, and chances are, you need a bigger-sized rug than you think you do to really fill the space well! While it may seem counter-intuitive, rugs that are too small can easily get lost in the room, making it feel smaller than it really is.

As a general rule of thumb, we like to make sure the rug touches the front legs of all furniture in the room, with at least 6″ on each side of the furniture.

For more tips on rug sizing, check out our guide here! 

5 Rug Tips We Swear By
5 Rug Tips We Swear By

From our Mountainside Retreat Project

5 Rug Tips We Swear By
5 Rug Tips We Swear By