Martha Stewart says 'bigger is almost always better' when styling rugs – and her pieces are quietly discounted on Amazon now

The lifestyle guru anchors her rooms with some of the most stylish rugs on the market – and some of our favorites are (subtly) reduced for a limited time

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Styling and staging any room begins at the floor, and nothing influences this space quite like finding the perfect rug. The power of a rug is hardly ever lost on interior experts who often share their styling rules – including, most significantly, Martha Stewart, who has an eponymous collection to her name.

With a series of indoor and outdoor rugs in her lifestyle empire, it's only natural that Stewart has picked up some styling techniques along the way – and it's good news for those who want to make a statement through pattern and texture.

'First things first, know that bigger is almost always better when it comes to area rugs,' Martha says via her blog. 'An undersized rug will make your room look smaller than it is.'

When choosing a rug, and styling it at home, Stewart adds that 'another general rule of thumb' 'is to place it about 18 to 24 inches away from the base of walls' or entrance spaces. 'This will accentuate the finish of the exposed flooring and create a visually appealing border throughout the room,' she explains.

Stewart's rule translates to every type of rug, but of course, we're taking this as our sign to invest in pieces designed by the guru herself. Some of our favorites are currently enjoying a quiet discount on Amazon (in a sale that covers both our interior and exterior spaces). If there's ever a time to invest, it's now.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.