How to choose the right rug size

Regardless whether you love the minimalistic look or want to create a bold coloured interior design, a rug can really complete your décor. Even the smallest of rugs can add texture and interest to a room but how do you know what size of rug to use? This is a question that we hope to answer, so listen carefully…

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Start out by measuring the area in which you hope to place the rug into. Take into account the furniture surrounding the area. If you would like a rug to go under the furniture then make sure that you measure everything. For example, in your lounge, start at the back of the sofa and end past the coffee table. If you’re measuring a dining room then don’t forget to leave room for movement around your chairs. Two feet should be enough to allow for the chairs to be pulled out comfortably. Remember that bigger rugs create unity in the room by joining the furniture together.

On the other hand, if you prefer a smaller rug, measure the inside area that your furniture creates and make it the eye-catchy centrepiece of the room. A 5′ x 8′ rug is a good size to cluster furniture around and build an intimate area. Sometimes it is hard to find the ideal size of rug that you are looking for. However, it is simple when it comes to small rugs because you can try it out and if you don’t like it in that one place, simply try it out in another room. By using a small rug, you can soften any room and add drops of colour without overwhelming your guests.

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Use a rug next to your bed to receive comfort underfoot the second you step out from under the covers. But you don’t want your rug to look like clutter, so match the colour with other small decorations around the room. Our final tip is to use string to mark out the size of your future rug to visualize how that particular size works with your furniture. So be smart; create unity in your home using large rugs or spice up the room and add attention with smaller sized rugs. We hope you use this guide to create your ideal interior design.

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