Finding the right size depends on your design objective. Rugs can function as focal points or an accent. They are useful when you are trying to create separation between spaces, or extend a room. Figuring out how you want the rug to function in the space is a good step in understanding what size you need to shop for.
You want your rug to fill the space – but you want to make space for your floors to show too. Keep 12-18 inches between the rug and the wall.
We find in general this does the trick to make sure that your rug has enough space, but doesn’t cover your floors.
Adding a rug to your dining room is a great way to elevate your space while protecting your floors from the table and chairs.
Buy a rug big enough to fit all the chairs around the table. The rug should extend at least 8″ on each side of the table. Leave around 1 foot of floor around the perimeter of the room.
Allow for at least 8” of space on each side of the bed.
Don’t extend the rug to the nightstands, instead, allow the rug to sit at least a foot away from the end of your bed.