Area rugs add a layer of softness and comfort to your floors and they're also an excellent way to add a touch of your own personal style at home. From shag area rugs to flat weave" styles, there are a lot of things to consider before you choose the perfect area rug for your space.
With a myriad of colorful designs, sizes, and styles, it can be daunting to determine which area rug will suit your home best. Before you make a purchase, we've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you along the way.
Which Size Area Rug Do I Need?
You'll find area rugs in a variety of sizes, but not every size is ideal for specific rooms in your home. If the area rug is too small, it may make the room look and feel off-balance. Area rugs that are too large can overtake your space and interrupt the natural flow of the room.
An easy way to help you visualize what your new area rug will look like is to use painter's tape and create a border in the room that matches the rug's dimensions. This will help you determine furniture placement and how it will fit into a specific space
Consider the shape of your living room before you choose an area rug. You can choose a rug that's large enough for every piece of furniture to be placed on top, just the front legs of the furniture on top, or a smaller rug with just the coffee table placed in the center.
Make sure the rug extends at least six inches on each side of your furniture if you choose a layout with your sofa completely on the rug. A 5' x 7', 7' x 9', or 8' x 10' area rug is best in most living rooms.