When choosing an area rug, the size of your room is clearly the first place to start. But the most important thing to consider when choosing your area rug is the size and layout of your furniture. A common mistake is to purchase an area rug that is too small. This breaks up the flow of your room as well as hurts the overall aesthetic. If you’re unsure, always lean towards the larger size area rug. See some common layouts below to help guide you in your area rug purchase.