Advice on measuring for rugs

We know that unless you're actually an interior designer, it's difficult to visualise the rug you want in your space and whether it will fit.  Many of our rugs are heavy and expensive to return and we want to prevent you having this inconvenience..  Below are some diagrams with suggestions as to how the rug should sit with the furniture in the room.   We suggest that you map out your space and measure where the rug will sit, marking with pieces of paper or tape in the corners so you have a good idea.