Area Rug How-To Advice
Measure the size of the seating area. You always want to get a rug that is slightly larger than your seating area to anchor your furniture together.
Allow for a 12-18 inch border around the rug, and in smaller rooms (such as hallways, walk-in closets, and bathrooms) leave less.
Make sure there is at least 6-10 inches on either side of the sofa so you don’t make the room feel smaller.Suggested Rug Sizes: 5’x8’ minimum, 6’x9’, 8’x10’ For large open rooms, select an area rug to define each seating area. If your room is small: You can get away with a slightly smaller rug that floats in front of your furniture, particularly if the sofa is against a wall. In the bedroom, the rug should be large enough so you can take 1 or 2 steps when getting out of bed, and still stay on the rug. For master bedrooms, one large rug works best. For rooms with two smaller beds, one rug between them works well. Suggested Rug Size: At least 8’x10’
Orient your rug to your room. The longest side of your rug should be parallel to the longest wall of the room.
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