How to Choose a Size
1. Dining Room
Your dining room rug should be about 4 feet longer and wider than your table.
You need 17 to 24 inches on each side so you and your guests can slide chairs out without worrying about falling off the edge of the rug.
Your floor should not be fully covered by the area, you want to show off your beautiful hardwood, tile, concrete. Keep in mind, the rug is an accent piece.
2. Living Room
Keep at least 19 inches of floor exposed by the rug’s edges.
Your sofa may rest fully on the rug or you may have only 4 inches of the rugs edge beneath your sofa or you may decide to have only your coffee table on the rug.
You have many options. Guests feet should be on carpet.
How much of your floor would you like to cover? Ideal rug sizes include traditional runners (2.5 x 8 or 12 feet), 2×3, 4×6 and 5×8. Runners are ideal for filling in narrow spaces, like those between a kitchen island and nearby counters.
The entrance rug is the first introduction to your space so it should be in balance with the room.
To add drama or a unique touch to your home you can have a round rug or add lots of texture. This will bring attention to any front entrance lights in your home.
The bedroom offers many options for rug placement!
I have found that the preferred and most popularly accepted way is to lay the rug perpendicular to the bed and pulling it half way under – stopping before your side tables.
This maximizes the amount of useable rug – giving you a soft area to rest your feet on when getting out of bed. Giving you a nice anchoring frame to your bed while still accenting your floors.
Be aware of moisture when choosing a rug for your restroom. We suggest choosing a less absorbent material that will dry quickly.
Generally, this means opting for synthetic carpeting like nylon or olefin, which are both mildew and stain resistant. Under no circumstances should you use wool.
7. Outer Living
Carefully measure the outdoor area you would like to cover with a rug before you shop. Fortunately, outdoor rugs are available in many dimensions and shapes. You may want to use different rugs to define spaces, such as a sitting area, or under a dining set. If the area is uncovered we suggest choosing a less absorbent material that will dry quickly.