We often get asked about how to choose the right size rug for a room. There are many 'guidelines' and 'rules' to be found online with suggested measurements for the size of rugs, how much space should be left around the edges of a rug, and how to position a rug in relation to the furniture and layout of the room. These guidelines should be read as just that - guidelines. Every room is different, and the layout and size needs to work for your space, as well as your visual preferences. Here's our tips of things to consider about size when buying a rug.