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your guide to finding
THE PERFECT RUG

Finding the Right Size for Every Room

The right rug can complete a room, adding color, texture and style while also making the space cozy and inviting. But it can be tricky to get the size and placement right. That's why we pulled together this quick guide by room, including tips on how to layer.

Design Tips

A popular layout is to place your furniture so that the front two legs of each sofa or chair sit on the rug.

For a larger room, you can opt for a rug that is large enough to contain all four legs of any sofas, chairs, coffee tables or side tables.

A rug should help define and accent the space, not look like wall- to-wall carpeting. Leave at least one foot of exposed floor space between the rug and walls.

Design Tips for Layering Rugs

Why layer rugs?

  • Define and highlight your space
  • Add color, texture, and contrast
  • Update the look of your space
  • Showcase a smaller rug without it looking too small for the space

What rugs can be used to layer?

Any rugs can be layered in your space. Try using a thin, neutral rug for a base. The top layer can be anything that fits the space.

Where can I layer rugs?

Any space can accommodate layered rugs. Try layering rugs in the living room to define the seating area, or layer with soft sheepskin rugs on either side of your bed. You can also layer in the entryway to showcase a smaller rug that doesn't quite fill the space.

Design Tips

Choose a rug that is large enough to fit all four chair legs, even when the chairs are pulled out. You'll want to leave at least 24" of room between the backs of the chairs and the edges of the rug.

Consider if the table has extending leaves. If so, you'll want to choose a rug size that can accommodate the table with or without them.

Rectangle and Oval Tables

Round and Square Tables

Ready to find your perfect rug?

Use these tricks of the trade to make the process a little less daunting, or set up a free consultation with our Design Crew.

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