ARRO’S GUIDE TO PERFECT RUG PLACEMENT
ADDICTED TO RUGS? GOOD NEWS - SO ARE WE!
As a gesture of solidarity, we’ve created this super simple guide to help you achieve the optimum rug layout for your home - whatever its shape or size.
Some general rules: scale your rug to fit with your furniture (a small sofa and a huge rug will look unbalanced) and leave at least 20-30cm between the rug and the walls to show off your floors (unless, of course, you’ve got 70s lino to hide!).
Don’t be afraid to go bold and play with colour and pattern (our rug range has got you covered there!). But at the end of the day, rules are made to be broken, so the most important thing is to make your place - your way.
THE LIVING ROOM
Small rooms mean big possibility. Step 1: Create the illusion of space by arranging your seating at even distances around the edge of your rug. Step 2: Admire your handywork and reward self with Netflix marathon.
It’s easy to achieve balance with the right rug placement (yoga is too much effort). Make sure your rug sits at least halfway under your sofa and side chairs - then sit back, relax and namaste right where you are...
Position your sofa partially over a circular rug; side chairs can be placed slightly away from the rug’s edge. This layout is ideal for both enhancing the design of your room, and facilitating cat video viewing sessions into the early hours of the morning.
MAKE AN ENTRANCE
A statement rug is a great way to make a welcoming first impression. Narrow entrances feel warmer and wider with a bold runner so be warned - you’ll be hard-pressed keeping friends at bay!
THE DINING ROOM
NIGHTS AT THE ROUND TABLE
Round rugs are the best way to complement the appearance of a circular dining table. For best results, your dining setting should fit comfortably within the confines of the rug. Now, back to your heated conversation on the feminist merits of Beyonce’s Lemonade.
DINE IN STYLE
A rug is the perfect way to anchor your dining room setting. Your chosen piece should be roughly 60cm wider than the table on all sides; this will create a layout that’s as gratifying as the risotto you’re about to serve.
When strategically placed, rugs can be a great way to define spaces in a shared living/dining room. Channel your inner interior designer by selecting rugs that have a similar sensibility - colour palette, tone or shape - to create visual appeal.
For smaller spaces
If your quarters are a little smaller, not to worry! A rug placed to the side of the bed is a great way to add depth to your space - and will keep your feet toasty before the heater kicks in!
A soft, stylish rug is the ultimate way to add a little luxury to your bedroom. Make your space feel considered and inviting by placing a large rug beneath your bed with visibility on all sides. You’ll never want to leave your room again!
Perfect for hosting playdates and teddy bear picnics, a rug makes any child’s room feel more personal and inviting. Position partially beneath the bed to give little feet easy access in the morning.
Add a dash of colour and fun to your little one’s room! Placed partially beneath twin beds, a rug can double as a cosy space for drawing, reading or staying up way past bedtime...