Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Rug
When searching for a rug, the most daunting task is the first step, what size? We have broken down the process so when it comes time to unroll the rug, it will be a perfect fit.
The front legs of sofas and chairs should sit on the rug. Make sure to leave at least 6" of rug space on each side of the furniture piece
For a much larger room, opt for a rug that is large enough to contain all the furniture legs resting on the rug.
Make sure there is at least 1' of exposed floor between the rug and the walls.
10' X 14'
Both the shape of your room and the dining table should impact whether your rug is rectangular or round.
Let the dining chairs sit completely on the rug, with enough room to pull the chairs out and still remain on the rug.
If your table extends, select a rug size that can accommodate the table at its longest length.
POPULAR SIZES FOR THE DINING ROOM
The space in front of the kitchen sink is the most functional place for a rug.
Coordinate your rug with both your flooring and cabinetry, and place the rug centered on the sink.
A well-placed runner can visually extend the space, whether you have a galley kitchen or large island.
A rug can make the bedroom feel warm and cozy and help soften noise to create a quiet space.
In selecting a rug for a bedroom, the right rug depends on the size of the room and bed.
Choose a rug that extends at least a foot on either side of the bed. If the room is larger, consider a rug that can fit the nightstands on it as well.
POPULAR SIZES FOR THE BEDROOM
Start with a neutral base.
Layer a smaller rug on top, this can be a colorful flatweave, soft wool, or genuine hide.
When determining the sizes to use, the top rug should be approximately 2/3 the size of the base rug.
Layering can highlight smaller rugs that would look undersized in the space by themselves.
DON'T FORGET THE RUG PAD
Rug pads protect your flooring, and non-slip rug pads anchor your rug firmly to the floor. They give floors room to breathe and allow air to freely circulate under your rug.
Thick rug pads placed under area rugs add extra cushioning and make your rugs feel more luxurious to walk, sit, or play on.
Using a rug pad adds support and takes weight stress off the rug so they will look their best for longer. They also help cut down on your rugs from shedding.
Leave 1" of rug overhang on all sides of the rug pad. This means that the ideal rug pad for a rug will be 2" shorter and narrower than the rug. Keep in mind that rug pads can easily be cut to size. If you can't find a rug pad that perfectly suits the rug you've chosen, always size up and trim down.