Selecting the Best Size Area Rug for Your Space
As you all know if you have priced Area rugs, they can be pricey. So picking the right size, color etc must be done with patience. This is a big investment but oh so worth taking your time and doing it right.
Area rugs add beauty, provide cushion, comfort and warmth over a concrete, tile or wood floor. But they also provide artistic value to a room’s design. Considered artwork for the floor, which acts as the frame, size does matter — and it’s often a big concern for the homeowner unsure of how to create that well-balanced space.
HALLWAY – FOYER
Lets start with the HALLWAY/FOYER
- If you are placing a rug in a foyer, try to position the rug under the light fixture.
- Stretch the length to fill the space, leaving even space on both ends for balance.
- Width should either match the door space or be a few inches less – not too long, not too short.
- If you place any furniture in the hall way, keep it off the rug. This is one area it should not be half off or half on.
- Pick a rug that completely fits both the desk and chair to create a warm space where you’ll feel comfortable at work.
- This also prevents tripping or chair dragging over the edges of the carpet
- For a larger office you could run a large rug perpendicularly under your desk and the chairs.
- Another option is that you could run a rug parallel to the desk and place the back legs of desk on the rug but your office chair directly on the floor.
- Area rug should be used as the focal point in a room.
- You don’t want too small a rug for the space it serves.
- You can also use two rugs to create two separate living areas is that works best for your room layout.
- Choose a rug that extends beyond the coffee table and at least under the first set of legs on sofas or chairs.
- If you wanting a rug in front of the couch it should be the same width of the cough or a little longer than the couch.
- Your rug should anchor the room but not overpower or underwhelm.
- Center the furniture over the rug and choose a rug that fits the shape of your table.
- When chairs are pulled out from the table you still want the legs of the chairs on the rug, so a good rule of thumb is that the rug will need to be at least 12″ to 15″ from edges of the table.
- Round table = round rug
- Rectangle table = rectangle rug etc.
- Make your room feel more cozy and comfortable with an area rug.
- Add alongside the bedroom furniture
- Rug should extend up sides of bed at least 3/4 of bed length
- Under the end of the bed, letting the rug extend into the room to pull a large space together.
- Two runners along the sides of the bed and an end rug could be used in place of one large rug.
I hope these guidelines will help you when you decide to select your area rug. A little knowledge goes a long way when its time to make a purchase. Do you have or want area rugs in your home? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
Thanks for coming by today and I wanted to share this thoughtful quote: “Life is as happy as you decide to make it. It’s up to you” ~ Mark Twain