how to place a rug under a sectional sofa



If you have a sectional sofa, it can be tempting to place it right in the middle of your room. However, doing so can make your space feel cramped and messy. Instead, consider placing a rug under your sectional sofa for added comfort and style. Here are tips for how to place a rug under a sectional sofa:

1. Keep your rug proportional to the size of your sectional sofa

The first thing you need to do when selecting a rug for your sectional sofa is make sure it's big enough. If the rug isn't large enough, you're going to end up with one corner of your sectional sofa sticking out from under it and looking kind of awkward.

You want to make sure that if you place a chair on either side of your sectional sofa, both chairs will be completely covered by the rug. This way, when you sit down on one chair or the other, there won't be any part of the sectional sofa exposed beneath it it'll just look like one continuous piece of furniture that happens to have two legs instead of four!

2. Consider what type of rug you would like to place under your sectional

  • Consider what type of rug you would like to place under your sectional

Before you begin shopping for rugs that will complement the color scheme of your living room, think about what kind of rug would be best suited to your needs. For example, if you want a rug that is durable and easy to maintain, then a wool rug may be more appropriate than one made from synthetic materials. A thinner area rug may also be more suitable because it allows air to circulate underneath and keeps the room warmer in winter months. On the other hand, if durability isn't an important factor for you but style is then consider choosing an area rug with bolder colors or patterns on it because they tend to make spaces look larger due to their visual impact!

3. Place the front legs of your sectional on the rug

  • Place the front legs of your sectional on the rug:

You will want to place the front legs of your sectional sofa in the middle of your rug, so that when you sit down, your feet will not be on top of it.

4. Position your rug in the middle of your room

Place your rug in the middle of your room. This will create a focal point, and it will also allow you to easily access either side of the sofa. If you have a larger room, consider placing a rug on each wall as well.

By following these guidelines, you can make sure that the placement of your rug truly complements your sectional sofa

When placing a rug under your sectional sofa, there are a few things to consider. The first is the size of your rug. Your sectional shouldn't dominate the room; it should serve as an accent piece that complements other elements in the room. When choosing a rug for under your sectional, keep in mind that you want to make sure there is enough space around it so that it doesn't feel claustrophobic or overwhelmed by too much color or pattern from other items in the area.

This is also important because each type of sectional has its own personality and style and therefore requires different rugs to complement them best (sofas with arms will take up more space than those without). For example, if you have a modern leather couch with no arms (like the one pictured above), using an intricate woven rug would be overkill since this type of seating typically uses simple patterns like stripes or checks instead of busy geometrics like those found on oriental rugs. However if this same living room had bright blue walls and white furniture pieces instead then perhaps something more colorful would work better here because it would balance out all those whites while still tying everything together into one cohesive look rather than two separate ones: one being all blues/whites with no color accents...


With these tips, you can make sure that your rug fits perfectly under your sectional sofa.


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Roberta Blick
Roberta Blick
💁🏼 I review sofas and mattresses for a living 📺💻✉️. I've got about 30 years of experience that I share with you on YouTube ✅.