Determining the ideal rug size and construction type for your space is not an exact science. The type of room and furniture placement will factor into your decision. We suggest leaving an equal amount of flooring exposed on all sides of the room. The first step is to always measure the floor, and not rely on a visual “eyeball” of the space. A 5’x 8’ rug will look very different dimensionally on a rug rack or displayed in a showroom than it will in your home.
What’s your room arrangement?
Choose a room layout and measure for your new rug based on the space you’d like to fill. Here are some sample layouts that may work for your space.
Dining & Breakfast Room
Living & Family Room
When selecting a room size rug for the dining room, you need to measure the length and width of your table. Don’t forget to include the table leaf if you use it frequently.
Allow at least 24″ to 30″ of rug beyond the tabletop on each side. This ensures chairs can be moved in and out, and that all seating rests on the rug once the meal is served.
For visual interest, a round rug is a great choice for either a round or square table. Use the guide above to determine the best size rug for your dining room.
If you need a larger rug, please contact us for more details.
When selecting a room size rug, allow 12″ to 18″ of floor as a border around the rug. In small rooms, you can leave less floor showing.
In a very large or open-concept rooms, consider using two different, but complimentary, rugs to define each seating area.
Your rug should anchor your furniture. Furniture legs may be placed on or off the rug. Use the guide above to explore options.
Allow room for heating vents to be clear or doorways so doors open freely.
An 8′ x 10′ rug brings together most furniture groupings nicely. Custom sizes are available, please contact us for complete details on our custom rug program.
When selecting a rug for the bedroom, it’s always nice to start your day with a step or two on our rugs. Use the guide above to determine the best options based on the room layout and your needs.
If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available
If you have two twin beds in the same room, a 3’x 5’ rug or runner between the beds is always a great choice.
To be sure the door can open and close over the rug, consider the thickness or pile height of the rug.
If it’s a long hallway, consider using two 8 ft runners.
custom sizes are available
Custom sizes are available. Please contact us for complete details on our custom rug program.
Kitchens and hallways with heavy foot traffic demand a durable rug, while bedrooms and dining rooms experience less routine daily wear and exposure to moisture.
Includes hallways, family rooms, entryways, kitchens and bathrooms
Includes living rooms, dining rooms, home offices, and kids’ rooms
Includes bedrooms and formal living & dining rooms
Choose your color palette
If your living room is vivid and eclectic, try a neutral, monochromatic or textural rug to provide a visual anchor. If walls are plain, or to make a basic furniture pop, a patterned vibrant rug is the right choice.
Open concept homes present interesting challenges that are easily overcome by using complimentary rugs, in similar color palettes that feature different designs and textures for a cohesive look in adjacent spaces.
A neutral rug forms a solid foundation when you want to layer on rich textures, patterns or colors. If you have bright colored walls or patterned furniture, a neutral rug will tie it altogether.
A singular colored rug complements patterned upholstered furniture by grounding it in a primary color. In a bedroom, try matching the rug to the secondary color in a patterned duvet or quilt.
Keep it in place with a rug pad
Along with preventing your rug from slipping, a pad will add another layer of comfort and help protect your rug and floors for years.