Before choosing a rug, you must decide what you want it to do within your space, do you want it to make a bold statement or blend in for a subtle effect? If your goal is to break up a room into different areas, the use of a number of smaller rugs can do the job beautifully.
A tip is to go for the largest size rug you can afford as it gives a generous, calming effect to the room. It’s great to be able to place furniture such as the sofa half on a rug (Living Room A), to give a wonderfully luxurious feel to the space.
Small rugs can give an unfinished look in the wrong space. A common solution is to have a rug that sits within the furniture, in front of sofas and chairs. In this case, the rug should be slightly longer and wider than the furniture, and not too far from the seating (Living Room B).
Furniture around the perimeter of the room, such as sideboards and cupboards, are generally best left completely off the rug.
For a dining room, a large rug under the table will deaden the sound in the room and bring colour, pattern and texture. Ideally, the rug should be in proportion to the table, and larger than it so that there is sufficient space to pull out a chair and sit down without the back legs coming off the rug.
Remember that the centre of the rug will mostly be obscured by the table and chairs, so the most important part of the design becomes the border and not the medallion.
For a bedroom, the rug is best placed underneath the bed, framing it but stopping before the side tables (Bedroom A). This allows for rug underfoot when one gets out of bed.
An alternative option is to have a smaller rug on either side of the bed (Bedroom B)
For a hallway, machine made comes in 0.67m wide, 0.80m wide and 1m wide that we can cut to your desired size. Hand knotted come in a variety of sizes.