Finding the Right Area Rug For Your Home!

Shannon Acheson Home Made Lovely

Area Rug Size Guide

What You Need to Know Before You Shop for a New Rug

A well-chosen area rug can add warmth and personality to a room. It can also serve to visually anchor your furniture layout and absorb noise in high-traffic rooms. The wrong choice for the size and placement of their rugs. Here’s a handy area rug guide to help you select the right area rug for your space!

How to Measure and Place Your Rug

Use masking tape or painter’s tape to mask off a “rug” on the floor. – If your furniture is in the center of the room, leave 8-18 inches of bare floor around the edges of the room for traffic flow and looks. – If it’s not centered in the space, you’ll need to decide whether you want all the furniture on the rug or just the front legs of the arrangement (see the sample layouts below). Then lay the painter’s tape accordingly.

Common Area Rug Sizes

Standard area rug sizes are the ones that are most readily available, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other sizes. And even the “standard” sizes vary a little by an inch or so. Swipe up for the most common area rug sizes!

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