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Which size rug should I put in my home?


Which size rug should I put in my home?

Jamie Beard

Choosing the right size rug can be a surprisingly tricky task, often people buy rugs that are too small, which causes everything in the room to be unbalanced and visually shrinks the space.

A few starter points to consider when purchasing a rug for your home –

Consider the whole area when measuring. Are you creating a feature of filling a seating area? Measure the whole seating area if it’s for a lounge and work backwards from there. A rug should fit the size of the seating area ( ideally with the legs on the rug, but just the front legs of the sofa is a good compromise if required). Choose whether you want the legs of the chairs and sofa on or off the rug and be consistent.

Orientate the rug to the room – if the room is long, go with this direction and have the rug going with the length of the room. Going against the orientation of the room can cut of portions of a room and divide it in the wrong places.

LAYERING! If you have an old, small feature rug that you love but it is too small for the room – get a larger, plain rug to put under it and layer them.

Buy once and buy well – good quality, handmade rugs are an investment and the size is often skimped on. A good quality, well made rug has a life span of 10-15 years so buying once and buying well is a good motto to keep in mind when purchasing.

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This guide was written by Olivia Smith of Nodi Rugs (she knows her stuff)