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Rug Placement Guide

These tried and tested layouts can anchor a room, helping you to achieve a design that flows well and is pleasing to the eye.

Generally, the rule is to choose the largest rug possible while still leaving space between the rug and the walls to highlight the flooring. This will make the room feel spacious, inviting and well designed. However, ensure you can still open doors and allow for any cut-off corners of the room, such as a fireplace.Place furniture that backs against walls off the rug, regardless of whether you are designing a living, dining or bedroom space. This will help the room to feel more spacious.

All Armadillo&Co rugs are available in standard sizes or can be custom made to fit your space.

Living Room

To pull together a living area, choose a rug large enough to sit fully or halfway under couches with any side chairs sitting partially or fully on the rug. Modular seating looks best when placed entirely on a rug with at least 8″ of rug visible behind. If you prefer to have a small rug, arrange the seating an even distance from it.

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8’2″ x 11’6″ or 9’10” x 13’2″

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8-9ft diameter

5’7″ x 7’10”

6-7ft diameter


4’7″ x 6’7″ m

Dining Room

The best size under a dining table is about 60-70cm wider all round and in proportion to the table, accommodating chairs when people are seated. Place a round rug under a round table to accentuate the table shape and enhance the room’s overall design.

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9’10” x 13’2″ or custom

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8’2″ x 11’6″ or custom

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9ft diameter

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6-8ft diameter


Smaller rugs are often used in bedrooms. They can be placed on each or just one side of the bed, creating a soft, warm place from which to step in and out of bed. For a more luxurious look, place a large rug underneath the bed with a generous amount visible at the foot and sides. Keep bedside tables off the rug to highlight the floor and enhance the feeling of space.


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8’2″ x 11’6″ or 9’10” x 13’2″

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3′ x 5’11”

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5-6ft diameter

Junior Bedroom

As well as adding softness, rugs can add colour and whimsy to children’s rooms. Tuck the rug slightly under the bed to ensure little feet can find it easily. In a shared bedroom, place the rug between the beds to visually connect them and create a central play space. Smaller round rugs work well in nurseries under or next to cribs or make smaller spaces feel intimate and playful.

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4’7″ x 6’7″ or 5’7″ x 7’10”

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3-5ft diameter

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3-5ft diameter

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