should the coffee table be on the rug

Should the Coffee Table be on the Rug?

Adding a coffee table to your living room can instantly bring a cozy, chic vibe. But where should you place it? Whether you are a stickler for rules or like to live life a little more haphazardly, you’ll need to consider several factors when deciding whether to put your coffee table on the rug or not.

Pro: Living Room Visuals

Having your coffee table on the rug can be quite visually appealing. When done right, it creates a pleasing environment for your living room. Having a rug under your coffee table establishes a well-defined area for it in your living room, giving your living area shape and structure. This can be especially beneficial in open-plan or loft space. It also creates a unified space that looks as though it was designed with care.

Con: Maintenance

Putting a coffee table on top of a rug can require a bit more effort when it comes to day-to-day maintenance. Knowing proper upkeep techniques is a must. Firstly, you need to use a vacuum cleaner regularly to remove any dirt or dust particles that might be hiding between coffee table legs and the rug. Secondly, you’ll need to move the coffee table when vacuuming to ensure that any surface dirt and dust particles on the rug’s underside are effectively removed. This will help ensure the longevity and beauty of both the rug and the coffee table.

The Final Decision

Whether the coffee table should be on the rug comes down to personal preference. But, if you love the look of a rug and a coffee table, here are a few points to consider before making a final decision:

  • Budget: Are you willing/able to buy a rug with a durable material and regularly maintain it?
  • Style: Does a coffee table on top of a rug appeal to your personal style?
  • Space: Is your living room large enough to accommodate both a coffee table and a rug?

At the end of the day, the choice is yours – but hopefully these tips help you make an informed decision.

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