In truth there is no right or wrong size for a particular rug. It all depends on the room it will be going into. You can opt for a few circular rugs of a fairly small size and dot them around in various areas, to be moved around as you see fit. Alternatively you can get a rug that is almost as big as the room itself, and use it on a wooden floor to make it more appealing underfoot. You’ll have to clear the room of furniture before rolling it out and laying it down, but the finished result could well be worth it. Think of it as a mix between a carpet and a wooden floor!
The maximum size your room can take will depend on how you want to position the rug. The normal idea would be to place it so the edges are in line with the walls, but you don’t have to go down this route. You could angle the rug slightly to create more of a talking point – it would be far more visible and appealing this way in many cases. The same goes for angling it in contrast with nearby furniture. Instead of lining the edges up with a coffee table, why not position one or the other at an angle?
No rug should look squashed into a room, but there is no reason why you cannot use a Large rug to make a statement. Just be sure you measure carefully before going online and ordering one from a rug sale. Online ordering is definitely worthwhile as the rug is likely to be heavy and you can have it delivered to your door. All you have to do then is to make the space for it and roll it out into the room.
Once you have a large rug in place somewhere in your home you will understand why it is so appealing to have one. It might even inspire you to buy more in the future, as you uncover the delights of opting for large rugs. Which one will you buy?