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Living Room Rug Guide

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Living Room Rug Guide

You've found the perfect rug, but the question is, will it fit and will it look good? Here are some tips and tricks on how to pick the perfect sized rug for your space!

 

You've found the perfect rug, but the question is, will it fit and will it look good? To choose the correct size of rug for your space, you have to take into account the shape and size of the room as well as the shape and size of your furniture.

 

 

Small Living Rooms

 

Don't use a rug that is too small. The bigger the rug the better!

 

Generally 4'x 6' or 5'x 7' rugs work best in small spaces. Just be sure to center it.

Once you've decided on a rug size, mark out the area in your dining room with painters tape to see the footprint in your room. 

 

Medium Living Rooms

If you have the space, you should have two front legs of all your furniture on the rug.

 

Make sure the rug is at lease 6" wider than the sofa on each side.

 

Generally 6'x 9' or 8'x 10' rugs work best when trying to have all front legs from all furniture on the rug.

 

 

Large Living Rooms

 

Have a large room? You should have all of your furniture completely on the rug.

 

It is common practice to run the rug the length of your sofa.

 

Generally 9' x 12', 10' × 14' or larger rugs work best when having furniture completely on the rug. 

 

Using a rug can really define a space and create a room within a room. Tough and durable fabrics can stand up against spaces with high traffic like a living room. Be sure to measure your room and furniture to find a rug size that will work best for you.