Most people choose a rug based on its appearance. The pattern and texture play a big role in the look of a room but the size of the rug can often make just as a big of an impact. When executed correctly, you can make a room look even larger, define spaces, and bring warmth to the home.
There are a few important tips to remember.
- If you are working with an open floorplan, define your room and take measurements.
- Keep at least 18" of floor exposed around the edge of the rug.
- Most times, a larger rug makes the room appear bigger.
- Orient your rug to mirror the shape of your room (in a rectangle room lay the rug the same way, in a square room use a square or circle rug).
To take the guesswork out of shopping, see our guidelines below on getting the size just right.
For inspiration (and some Monday morning eye-candy), here a few rooms that were done right.
Make life more beautiful.