So we moved in a year ago and are still struggling with the room layout.
As per the pics I prefer sofa close to the wall as it makes room bigger and separates lounge / dining a bit more (would do a slat divider one day to separate entrance).
My partner prefers the sofa closer to the so have a walkway behind (don't have too many visitors coming though).
Aside from that issue, we've just bought a rug, and it doesn't look right. I know grey would match better, but I liked this colour as a bit bolder / different (maybe wrong!?)
And now I think it might be a bit small as per tips found online etc. Is the rug the wrong colour, does it need to be bigger? ( Initially Thought bigger would make room look smaller)
(we are planning on getting round nesting coffee tables to go on it)
Any other tips / advice would be greatly appreciated.
Please excuse the mess, and the wood, am planning on doing some floating shelves
I'll leave others to comment on layout and colours...but that rug is FAR too small. You need something double the size.
Thanks for that. After more thinking, we think a big rig will make the room look small so it's back to the drawing board.
Would a sheepskin or cow hide work (under coffee table)? Does need something, but don't think it should be big
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I think anything those sizes will look completely out of proportion. A small rug doesn't make a room look bigger - it just makes it look out of proportion. A large rug will actually make the room look bigger. The front legs of the couch should be able to sit on the rug.
Search 'rugs in living areas in photos' on this site and you can see examples.
At the moment what you have looks like a mat not a rug