It can make or break a room, so choosing the right rug size is key.
Going too small can make the rug look like it’s an island floating in the middle of the ocean—or in the middle of a bunch of furniture. I refer to it as “the lily pad effect” because it almost looks like you have to hop from the sofa to the rug. (You know what I’m talking about—right?)
Although the price can sometimes be a pretty big jump from a 5×7 to an 8×10 size rug, for example, I believe that buying the right size is one of the best investments you can make. The right rug should anchor the space and create a feeling of flow—not just be another element thrown into the room.