Living Room. Your room shape, not just the furniture, should dictate the rug size and orientation to make the space look larger and feel connected. If you choose a layout with the sofa on the rug, it should extend at least 6 inches on each side for proper scale.
“In a bedroom, rugs are a great way to make the room feel more cozy by adding them alongside the bedroom furniture,” says Beatty. You can also place one under the end of the bed, letting the rug extend into the room to pull a large space together.