Tips for Decorating with Rugs
What is the best size rug for the space?
One of the most frequent questions we hear is, ‘What is the best size for my area rug?’ The answer really depends on your space. Here are a few tips to get you started.
In the dining room, a rug should be large enough to allow space for chairs, even when pulled away from the table. Measure your table and add approximately two feet, or sit in one of your chairs yourself and measure the distance from the table.In the family room, select a size that covers at least the length and width of your furniture. A 5’x8′ or 6’x9′ rug is a good size to cluster furniture around for an intimate area. To expand the space, select a larger size that outlines the perimeter of the area.
If you have a wood floor, try to have at least 18 to 24 inches of flooring around the perimeter of the room.
Still not sure? Use painter’s tape to tape the area to the size of the rug you are considering.