We are often asked the question “Should my rug go under my sofa”
Whilst it is always a question of choice and not a rule there are many reasons you should consider placing the rug under the sofa and, in some cases, furniture pieces.
Rugs anchor a room and create style, warmth and help to define a space so it is important to position a rug correctly - this enhances the space and connects the room.
When selecting an area rug for a large space, it is best to make sure that it extends under all of the key pieces of furniture in the room so that the rug becomes the visual anchor in the room.
It is, however, acceptable to place the front legs of major upholstered furniture on the rug and the back legs off which still creates the ‘connection’ in the space.
If there are smaller accent furniture pieces it is preferable that all of the legs should be sitting on the rug.
Positioning a rug under a sofa will create a balanced look and provide a sense of proportion within the room.