The Do’s On Sectional With Rug Placement Ideas You Should Aware Of

Sectional with Rug

The sectional sofa and rug can be a great or disastrous addition to your living room. The wrong step you took, the sectional with rug combo won’t look impressive. 

There are several things you should consider when incorporating these two items in your room. Ranging from the size of the sofa and the rug, the styles, the accessories, the coffee tables, etc.

When done correctly, a sectional sofa along with the rugs and the other accessories can create an inviting and comfy space to hang out around.

Here Are Some Arrangement Ideas You Can Adopt For A Perfect Living Room.

[1/10] Use One, Two Or Three Ottomans 

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Sectional with Rug - Use One, Two Or Three Ottomans In Place Of A Traditional Coffee Table 1a

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Sectional with Rug - Use One, Two Or Three Ottomans In Place Of A Traditional Coffee Table 1b

A sectional with rug commonly have extra ottomans around it. The ottoman itself offers visual interest and functions as extra seating or table surface.

Rather than using a traditional coffee table, you can use the ottoman as the alternative. With that, the room won’t be too cramped and create an eclectic look.

[2/10] Place Pillows Left, Right, And Center

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Sectional with Rug - Place Pillows Left, Right, And Center 2b

Colorful pillows to accompany the plain sectional are good additions. But you should consider the placement as well.

Placing them on the separated distance creates some space in between for someone to sit. At the same time, it also works to hide the rough corner of the sectional.

[3/10] The Rug Under The Sofa Should Be Large Enough

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The Rug Under The Sofa Should Be Large Enough To Anchor The Entire Furniture Grouping 3a

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The Rug Under The Sofa Should Be Large Enough To Anchor The Entire Furniture Grouping 3b

The rug size is very important when you are going to place a sectional with rug. It should anchor the entire seating and fit the front chair legs.

Worth noting, you might have more than one seating. Consider the layout and the distant, so the rug can fit the style and space.

[4/10] Anchor The Sofa With A Console Table

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Sectional with Rug - With A Console Table 4a

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Sectional with Rug - With A Console Table 4b

When you got some spare space behind the sofa, then you can place a long sofa on it. The addition can turn the flat and uninviting spot into a functional tabletop.

Opt for wooden elements to complement the simple wall and sectional design. You can put lamps, accessories, and extra decorations.

[5/10] Use The Chaise Of The Sofa To Showcase A Throw

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Use The Chaise Of The Sofa To Showcase A Throw 5b

Adding some color from a pattern can raise aesthetic values to your room. Here, the chaise of the sofa is a great place to showcase your patterned fabric.

Just like this design that uses white and blue patterns for the rugs, pillow, and blankets. They match with the grand bookshelf.

[6/10] An Oversized Coffee Will Feel Balanced

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An Oversized Coffee Will Feel Balanced Against A Larger Sectional Sofa 6a

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An Oversized Coffee Will Feel Balanced Against A Larger Sectional Sofa 6b

In this picture, the use of a large coffee table is intended to balance the humongous sectional sofa and rug.

it also comes with extra seating and ottoman, which make the coffee table need to be big enough for all the seating arrangements. This idea creates a luxurious space to relax.

[7/10] Don’t Position The Coffee Table Too Far Away From The Sofa

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If your sectional with rug also comes with ottoman or coffee table, make sure you place it within a comfortable arms reach from the sofa.

With that in mind, the position will make comfy lounging on the sofa. The recommended distant is around 16 – 18 inches from the sofa.

[8/10] Make Sure The Scale Of The Coffee Table Is Appropriate

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The Scale Of The Coffee Table Is Appropriate To The Size Of The Sectional 8a

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The Scale Of The Coffee Table Is Appropriate To The Size Of The Sectional 8b

If it is big than opt for a big one, and vice versa. You should consider the sofa, end tables, and coffee table size for this idea.

You should choose a coffee table that fits with the edge of the sofa. if the table is too big, it will disrupt the balance.

[9/10] Don’t Use A Rug That Is Too Small

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Dont Use A Rug That Is Too Small 9b

Just like the coffee table, arranging a perfect and inviting sectional with rug should consider the carpet size. Make sure it is not too small to avoid awkward-looking arrangement.

The best size should be at least 3 feet beyond the coffee table and fits under the front legs of the sectional.

[10/10] Don’t Use Too Many Pillow

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Dont Use Too Many Pillow 10b

Anything too much is not good. Just like this picture with too many pillows that overwhelm the sectional aesthetic.

Six to seven pillow is good for a large sofa. You should also consider the color, shape, and placement to make the room more interesting while increasing the display value. 

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