Selecting the Perfect Size Rug for Your Space

At Milagro Collective, we seek to celebrate tradition and family by creating the perfect heirloom and the most grounding piece in a room… the rug! However, sometimes finding the perfect fit can be a little challenging. We’re here to help!
The right rug size can feel a little like Goldie Locks. A rug that’s too large can make the room feel smaller. A rug that’s too small can cause a room to feel uninviting and overwhelming. The right sized rug will bring balance and sophistication to any space.


Dining Rooms

When it comes to dining rooms, the key is to ensure that your table and chairs all gracefully rest upon the rug. Leave approximately 22-24 inches of rug extending beyond the table's edges to allow ample space for comfortable chair movement. If your table comes with leaves, select a rug that accommodates the table at its maximum size.
Living Spaces
In the realm of living spaces, the size of the rug should match the scale of your room. For larger living areas where furniture appears to float in the center, opt for a rug that fully accommodates all furniture without creating a crowded atmosphere. When your furniture hugs the walls, strive to place the front legs of most pieces on the rug. This is an ideal opportunity to introduce the texture of an exquisite animal hide. In more compact living spaces, centering a small rug beneath the coffee table can be quite effective.
In the realm of bedrooms, there are two stylish options for rug placement. Either place the rug beneath the bed to create a framing effect, allowing it to extend 24-36 inches around the bed's perimeter. The purpose of a bedroom rug is to offer a luxurious landing for your feet, so there's no need to worry about extending it behind the headboard. Typically, an 8x10 rug suits a queen-sized bed, while a 9x12 complements a king-size bed. Runners provide an elegant alternative. Consider positioning them along the sides or even at the foot of the bed for a touch of sophistication.
Kitchens, where foot traffic and spills are common, benefit from thoughtful rug placement. Place a small rug in front of the sink for both practicality and style. In kitchens featuring a center island or a galley layout, consider a runner that spans the island's length or the entire kitchen area.
Hallways, often overlooked spaces, can be transformed with the addition of runners. You can enhance their appeal by flanking a runner with furniture on both sides, or create an intriguing dynamic by allowing the runner to dominate one side while placing furniture against the opposite wall. This approach adds style and dimension to otherwise mundane hallways.