Finding the right area rug for a room is not hard to do as long as you keep these simple tips below in mind.
WHEN THIN RUGS WORK BEST
High traffic areas such as foyers and hallways could use a low pile rug so no one trips on the edges and doors can easily open and close.
BUY YOUR RUG LAST
Measure the room with the furniture already in place. This can save you so much headache because you will be able to take in to consideration furniture depth so the rug doesn’t bump into the legs of your fabulous console tables and dressers for example.
DINING ROOM AND BEDROOM RUG SIZE
To find the proper size rug for your dining room table we recommend adding an additional two feet to all sides of your table so your chairs can pull out and still be on the rug. For bedrooms, we recommend adding an extra two feet to the two sides and front of your bed (no need take into consideration the headboard side) to make sure the rug is big enough for your feet to land on each morning. You can always go bigger but use the two foot rule as your minimum size option.
TIP: Synthetic, machine-made rugs might be a better choice for your dining room because they allow chairs to slide easier than hand-knotted or hand-tufted rugs.
TIP: to visualize the rug dimensions, use painter’s tape to map out the size on the floor, then shop for a similar sized rug.
ENTRY DOOR RUG IS IMPORTANT
This rug welcomes guests inside so it should not be too small or boring. This rug needs to have an inviting look and feel. Measure the door and the amount of space you have in front of it; use this to choose the size. Dirty feet from outside land on this rug so make sure it won’t show dirt, is cleanable, and large enough to allow someone to fully step on the rug to wipe their feet. Show off your personality through this rug!
TIP: Make sure you use a rubber pad underneath to prevent it from slipping.
For more dining room rug tips click on this link to see photos and ideas on Houzz.