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What’s Your Floor Plan? A Designer's Guide to Choosing the Right Size Rug for Every Room

One often overlooked yet impactful interior design element is the rug – a foundation that ties together the visual story of a room. But finding the right rug size? That's where many struggle. Don't fret; Simply White Interiors is here to guide you through the process.


Here's a set of expert rules to help you navigate the realm of rug sizing and make your interior design dreams a reality:


Living Room Bliss


In the living room, where conversations flow and relaxation reigns, a well-sized rug can be a game-changer. Imagine the front legs of your furniture resting comfortably on the rug, creating a harmonious connection between all the elements in the space. This rule of thumb not only visually anchors the seating area but also offers a welcoming touch that complements your chosen design style – whether it's traditional or contemporary.

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Bedroom Elegance


Your bedroom, a sanctuary of comfort, deserves a rug that complements its tranquility. A skilled designer understands that the bedroom rug is about where your feet hit the floor. For a balanced look, aim for a minimum of one foot of rug exposed on both sides of the bed, as well as at the foot. This adds a touch of luxury and warmth as you start and end your day.





Entryway Charm


First impressions matter, and your entryway sets the tone for your home. A designer knows that this space is all about creating a welcoming ambiance. Placing a runner in front of a console or by the front door offers a beautiful "hello" moment for anyone who enters. It not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also provides a functional solution by trapping dirt and debris, keeping your home cleaner.

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Dining Delight


In the dining room, where shared meals and cherished conversations take place, a well-sized rug can elevate your experience. By positioning chairs in the "pushed back" position, you can ensure that the chair legs are anchored by the rug. This creates a comfortable and visually pleasing setting, where the rug defines the dining area while accommodating movement with ease.



In the intricate dance of interior design, every detail plays a significant role in shaping the overall ambiance. Whether you're embracing traditional design, leaning into contemporary trends, or finding your unique transitional style, the right rug size can transform your space. With these expert tips in mind, you're well on your way to creating a harmonious, stylish, and functional interior that reflects your personality.


Remember, the guidance of a skilled Niagara designer can elevate your design journey. Feel free to connect with us at Simply White Interiors, Niagara on the Lake for a design consultation. Contact us here.

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So, what's your floor plan? It's time to explore the possibilities and make your interior design dreams come true.



Bren Petrunick Founder, Creative Director

Simply White Interiors

Niagara on the Lake


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