Please help size a rug
April 21, 2013
Hello, I just bought a new couch and am looking to buy a rug to tie the room together. What dimensions should the rug be? Specifically, should the purple chair be on the rug, or should only the couch and coffee table be on it? Should the full couch have a rug under it, or should the rug end a bit inside the couch? I tried to size it by marking corners of the rug with masking tape, but I'm not sure if that's the right size. Thanks in advance for your help!
(P.S. I think a new, lower coffee table is needed...? Any other design suggestions are welcome!)
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The bigger the better is my motto. Get the largest you can afford. The tricky part is the narrow room and running into the tv stand with it. Please center and lower the art to about 6"above the sofa back. Right now it is higher than your window frames,and isn't working. I'd advise gray drapes hung from that bit of soffit and a shaped glass coffee table to open the space up visually. is having a rug sale right now. Here are a couple that could work. Zila Glass Coffee Table Ion Glass Round Coffee Table
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I think it would have a more friendly, inviting arrangement if the TV and sofa were on opposite walls. The chair would stay where it is. It would be more conducive to conversation instead of letting the TV take center stage.
    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 1:29PM
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Lesley Delle_Grazie
We have a similar issue with the width of our living room; it's 10 1/2 ft. wide. We chose a similar layout too because of the placement of windows and wall-openings. My choice for a rug was a 6' X 9' that we centred under our sofa, with small end tables. Our occasional chair was able to be placed entirely off the rug, which wasn't possible with an 8' X 10'. It looked awkward set at an angle with the front legs on the rug. The 6' X 9' is a harder size to find, but they do exist.
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