Choosing the Right Size Area Rug

Area rugs are both fun and functional! The right rug adds a pop of color to any room, highlighting your decor and elevating a room’s ambiance. Area rugs can also be used to add texture or definition to a space. Regardless of your design goals, however, you’ll need to make sure you choose the proper size rug. Here are some helpful tips!

Decide on the space(s)

The first thing you need to do is determine where you’ll be placing your new rugs. Do you need large rectangular rugs or small accent rugs? Larger rugs can warm up large spaces that have hard surface flooring like hardwood, while smaller accent rugs add style or interest under a coffee table or at the foot of a bed. Wherever you place it, the rug should not overpower your flooring.

Take careful measurements

Once you’ve decided on the rooms that need new rugs, take measurements. To get the right rug size, be sure to leave eight to ten inches of bare floor around the border for small rooms and 12 to 18 inches of bare floor for larger rooms. You might want to use removable tape so that you can easily visualize the size of the rug in your room. Rug sizes come in a selection of sizes including 5′ x 8′, 8′ x 10′, and 9′ x 13′. If you need a rug in a less standard size, you can get a custom area rug and have it bound. Ask us about this! We may do it in house, or we may tell you where you can get it done.

Consider your furniture

When placing a rug in your living room, the front legs of your sofa and chairs should be placed on the rug. If placing a rug in your bedroom, consider your bed size. A 5′ x 8′ rug will perfectly frame a queen bed; a 6′ x 9′ rug is better suited for a king bed.

With these simple tips, choosing the right size area rug has never been easier. Shop online through today to browse rugs by color, style, size, pattern, or brand. If you need assistance, contact us or visit the team at Markville Carpet & Flooring in Toronto, Ontario.