breaking the rules with area rugs

In case you didn't know, there are rules for rug sizes. But then of course, I say all rules are meant to be broken, so something like this illustration doesn't mean everything to me. I do abide by these rules often as they do work, but see below for some amazing examples of what some have done to break these rules.

area rug illustration 1.jpg

... broken rules, and they still feel right. Or do they?