How do I choose the right size?
Choosing the right size rug for your space is important to ensure visual balance and functionality. Here are some tips to help you select the appropriate rug size:
- Measure the Room: Start by measuring the dimensions of the room where you plan to place the rug. Take note of any furniture placement, doorways, use painter's tape to mark the floor with the dimensions of the rug you're considering.
- Consider the Purpose: Determine the primary purpose of the rug in the space. Are you looking for a rug to anchor the furniture arrangement in a seating area, define a dining space, or add warmth and comfort to a bedroom?
- Furniture Placement: If you're choosing a rug for a seating area, consider whether you want the furniture legs to be on or off the rug. A common rule of thumb is to have at least the front legs of sofas and chairs on the rug to create a cohesive and visually appealing grouping.
- Room Size and Shape: In general, larger rugs tend to make a room appear more spacious and cohesive. In living rooms, a popular option is to choose a rug that is large enough to encompass all furniture pieces. In dining rooms, select a rug that extends beyond the edges of the dining table when chairs are pulled out. For bedrooms, consider placing a rug at the foot or sides of the bed to add warmth and comfort.