Dressing up your dining room, kitchen, or bedroom with an area rug? Angelo Surmelis, a professional celebrity designer in Los Angeles and owner of angelo: HOME.com, suggests buying a large rug. “You want to expose some flooring, but for the most part, go big, almost as big as the area.” Why? Placing a rug that’s too small often makes a tiny room appear even tinier, and in a larger room an undersized rug makes the space look disconnected.
And when selecting rugs for your bathroom and bedroom, Surmelis recommends going with soft textures.