Your Guide To Placing Rugs


Rugs are a great way adding both style and comfort to your property. This is especially true if you have wood or tiled floors as they will bring back that homely comfortable atmosphere. If you’re looking to sell on or rent out a property then first impressions are everything. A rug is therefore a fantastic way of making your home look and feel more expensive by introducing layers and textures that are more attractive to potential buyers. But where and how are the best ways of using a rug in a property? We’ve put together a list of helpful tips and tricks to make the most out of your property.

Living Room

Perhaps one of the biggest selling point in your property, the living room. When using a rug in a living room its safe to assume the bigger, the better. Using an area rug for example will give your floor that comfort underfoot while nicely creating a border around the edges to expose just enough of your floor underneath for a clean cut finish. A rug doesn’t just add a gorgeous finishing touch to a room, it also helps to protect the floor underneath. Placing your sofas and coffee tables on top of a rug will stop the floor underneath from scratching or wearing. It is worth noting however that you should try to move your furniture every so often so to avoid permanently marking your rug. This is only really applicable to those looking to rent a property, so try to encourage your tenants to move the furniture ever so slightly now and then to maintain the rugs quality and texture over time. Ideal rugs for living rooms include those with a lot of texture for that homely feel. Try a shaggy rug, as this will create a stunning finish that will appeal to buyers and tenants alike.

Dining Room

Using a rug in a dining room can nicely offset the table to create a centre of focus within the room. All of this contributes to an aesthetically appealing room that will jump out at viewers. A nifty tip when looking for a rug to go under a dining room table is to add 60cm to each side of your measurements. This means that the table will fit on top of the rug nicely with a little room on all sides to breathe. This also means the chairs should fit nicely under the table as well as when pulled out to sit on. For landlords this is important as you don’t want tenant complaints of wobbly chairs when trying to sit down for a meal. In dining rooms avoid longer pile rugs such as shaggy rugs or sheepskin rugs as these are difficult to clean when it comes to those food spillages and crumbs.



Rugs in bedrooms are a great way of emphasising that relaxed and comfortable environment. Using a rug in a bedroom will make viewers experience that cosy atmosphere and they will leave feeling as though they could truly picture themselves in your property. In terms of measurements for a bedroom rug, try to leave around half a metre either side if it is going under a bed. This will mean the rug won’t disappear under the frame and leave just enough to give that wonderful feeling underfoot when getting out of bed in the morning. Alternatively, use a smaller, thinner rug at the end of the bed to create a feeling of balance within the room.

Following these small home improvements will greatly increase the overall design of your home. Whether you’re selling or renting, you want to create an unforgettable viewing experience that will leave your property at the top of people lists. A rug is an incredible way of creating that professional design that will increase interest in your property and help you to rent it or sell it faster.

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