Determining the Size of Area Rugs you Need

Determining the Size of Area Rugs

rug sizeAlyshaan Fine Rugs offers guidance on rug sizes, ensuring your space is perfectly adorned. Unsure? We provide a range of options and personalized recommendations to suit your needs. With our expertise, you’ll confidently select the ideal rug size, transforming your room into a harmonious and elegant space. Alyshaan Fine Rugs; where expertise meets luxury. 

Choosing the right size rug involves considering the dimensions of the room and the furniture within it. Here are a couple tips.

  1. Room Size: The rug should be proportional to the size of the room. In a smaller room, a larger rug can make the room appear more spacious, while in a larger room, a small rug might get lost. 
  1. furnitureFurniture Placement: Consider whether you want the furniture to sit on the rug or around it. For a living room, a common approach is to have the front legs of the furniture on the rug and the back legs off, creating a cohesive look. In a dining room, the rug should be large enough for the chairs to remain on it when pulled out from the table.
  1. Leave Space: It’s generally recommended to leave around 18 inches of bare floor between the edge of the rug and the walls of the room. This helps frame the rug and the space without making it feel cramped.
  1. Measure: Use a tape measure to measure the area where you want the rug to go. For a living room, measure the seating area. For a dining room, measure the table and chairs. 
  1. Consider Shape: Rectangular rugs are most common, but depending on the room’s shape and furniture layout, a round or square rug might work better.
  1. Hallways or Entryways: For these areas, the rug should leave an equal amount of bare floor on all sides. Always consider your personal preferences as well. These guidelines can help you get started, but ultimately, you’ll want a rug that fits your style and the function of the room.

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