The size of an area rug can dramatically alter a room. If it's too big, the furniture will likely feel out of proportion and too small for the space. If the rug is too small, the room can feel small, cold and unwelcoming. Picking the right size is like an "ah ha" moment, creating harmony, relaxation and a well designed space.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Define the dimensions of the room with measuring tape.
Larger rugs make a room feel bigger.
Keep at least 18 inches of bare rug exposed from the rugs edge and the perimeter of the room.
Diagrams courtesy of Amazon.com.