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Rug sizing, like most decor decisions, comes down to utility and proportions.Here are some of our ideas to help you find the rug that best expands your space.

General Tips

General Tips

⋄ The larger the room, the larger the rug.

⋄ A rug should always sit at least 1’ from the wall, leaving a strip of visible floor. We like leaving as much as 1.5 or 2’.

⋄ Invest in a rug pad to prolong your rug’s lifespan and prevent slipping—this helps protect your rug, your floors, and yourself.

⋄ Whether furniture legs rest entirely on, or partially off, a rug tends to be case-specific, and ultimately, a matter of preference.

⋄ Finally: rules are made to be broken! When it comes to rugs, we encourage you to experiment and discover what works for you and your home.

SPACE TO SPARE

For large rooms with furniture in the center, your rug should be big enough to hold all furniture without feeling cramped.

Recommended:
Large Rugs
Extra Large Rugs

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JUST RIGHT

For rooms with furniture against the wall, you’ll want the front two legs of all the furniture on the rug.

Recommended:
Medium Rugs
Large Rugs

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COZY APARTMENT

If you find a smaller rug that you simply must have in your living room, you can place it just under the coffee table. Or: layer it on top of a neutral jute.

Recommended:
Small Rugs
Medium Rugs

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RULE OF THUMB

Place area rugs under at least the front 2/3 of the bed. It should extend 36” or so around the sides and foot of yourbed—so your feet always land on something soft.

Recommended:
Large Rugs
Extra Large Rugs

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SPACE TO SPREAD OUT

If your room is spacious, you can choose a rug large enough to hold all the furniture, including the top of the bed and nightstands.

Recommended:
Large Rugs
Extra Large Rugs

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TWIN BEDS

For bedrooms with one or two twin beds, consider placing a runner to the side or between them.

Recommended:
Small Rugs
Runners

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