3 Ways to Arrange Furniture on a Rug

Modern Decor - Living Room with Area Rug
Rugs can quickly spruce up your living space. But, how do you place your furniture? Does it have to be placed on the rug or around the rug?  

Here are three ways to arrange furniture for the best look. 

Put it all on. 

Decorated Living Room with Two Area Rugs & Furniture


Ideal for large rugs, placing all your furniture on the rug makes the room feel more luxurious. Leave 12-18 inches of floor surface around all four sides of the borders for maximum impact. 

Take all furniture off. 

Sectional Sofa with Area Rug


Ideal for small rooms, taking the furniture off the rug will make the room appear larger. Keep all legs of your furniture off the rug, while positioning the front legs of your couches and chairs to appear as though they’re touching, but not on, the rug.  

Just the front. 

Scandinavian Living Room with Area Rug


If you can’t decide, place only the front feet of your seating on the rug. 
Which of the three methods works best in your room? Comment below on your preference. Post a picture of your rug too. I’d love to see your choice in action. 


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