Rug Guide 101: how to choose the right rug size
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The size of an area rug can change a rooms effect. By implementing the wrong size rug into your space can cause the room to feel uninviting, and sometimes smaller. In this guide we will explain different ways you can choose the right size rug for your space, so the overall effect will bring warmth and balance to your room, creating a perfect space.

Sizes

Most area rugs come in different sizes

  • 3 feet by 5 feet

  • 4 feet by 6 feet

  • 5 feet by 8 feet

  • 6 feet by 9 feet

  • 7 feet by 10 feet

  • 8 feet by 11 feet

  • 9 feet by 12 feet

Most stores will offer the rug in 4 different sizes, always check the size available to ensure the rug you like is available in the size you want. , unless its custom made. Common mistakes when purchasing a rug is choosing a size that is too small. Focus on your furniture layout not on the room size when choosing a rug. this rule applies to bedroom, living room and dinning room.

Smaller Areas

For areas of the home that have no furniture. such as foyers and hallways, rug size should be based on how much floor space exposed.

Tips & Tricks

Most people have trouble visualizing how a rug will fit in a room. Start by using a measuring tape to measure out the size you think will look best, then line it with masking tape, this is helpful as you’ll be able to see where the outline of where the rug will end. Once you are satisfied with the results your rug shopping can begin.


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