Whether you’re decorating a new home, or working through a refresh of a home you’ve lived in for years—the right rug can really tie your space together. But there is nothing worse than rolling out a rug you fell in love with only to realize it’s just not quite right.
No need to fret, we are here with some design tips to help you find a rug that is not only the perfect size for your space, but one that suits your taste and lifestyle.
The dimensions and layout of your space (and bed!) will help you determine the rug size that will work best in your bedroom. While you can choose to use two smaller rugs on either side of the bed for a personalized touch, a larger area rug can make your space feel larger, and sets a relaxing tone.
Here are some options for best rug size depending on the size of your bed:
Designer tip: be sure to choose a rug large enough to accommodate any furniture you may have at the foot of your bed.
|Designer tip: be sure to maintain 2 to 3 feet of rug on each side of the bed to ensure your first step out of the bed each morning is a pleasant one.
The right area rug can bring beautiful color and texture to your space. In reality, it may also be the place where you play games with your children (or pets!) and entertain guests.
Here are a few tips for selecting the best rug size for your living space:
|Designer tip: Make sure the front legs of all furniture are sitting on the rug; to make the room feel more open and less cluttered, consider moving up a size.
Your dining room serves as a space to eat meals—but it is also where meaningful time is spent with family and friends. While your rug may not have a huge impact on those things, it can create a wonderful atmosphere—and make your dining space feel warm and inviting.
Here are some thoughts on best rug size vs table size:
// 8 x 10 rugs //
|Designer tip: Choose a rug that matches the shape of your dining table; and make sure there is enough rug space to be able to pull back chairs without hitting the edge.
// 9 x 12 rugs //
Size does matter, but so does material
Choosing the best rug size is important, but so is finding the material that suits your lifestyle. To help you figure out what will work best in your home, we’ve collected a few of our favorites:
Altan Grey Rug
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While these guidelines can be helpful, they may not work for your space—and that is totally okay.
As Katherine Hepburn once said, “if you obey all the rules, you miss all of the fun!” Let your home be your canvas—design it in a way that makes you feel happy (even if that means ignoring some of the rules!).
If you find a rug you love, but aren’t sure if it will work in your space—chat with us by using the box in the lower right corner. We can offer one-on-one design help to ensure you find the perfect rug for your home.