Selecting a rug with a look that you desire is only the first step in choosing a rug. You have to select the right size for your individual design space. Did you know that a larger rug can actually make your room appear bigger? It's always important to remember to leave 18 inches from the edge of the rug to the wall.

In living rooms, you see sizes like 5×8 rug, 8×10, or 9×12 rug. The best rule before selecting rug and size is deciding out the furniture replacement you would like in your area. From there you can decide what area rug you would like. There are usually three steps to use a rug in your family room or living room design.

The first way to use a rug is by just putting a rug under your coffee table. You typically want to pick a fun rug that makes a bolder design statement if you choose this option as it could tend to read pretty boringly with a smaller size.

The second way is to use a rug size that allows you to put the front legs of your furniture on the rug along with the coffee table. Lastly, the third most popular way designers use a rug in a family or living space is by having all legs of all your furniture on the entire rug. 

For a bedroom space, there are generally two different approaches. Rugs can be placed at the foot of the bed to add a pattern or some color to space.  You generally want the larger portion coming out from the end of the bed.