HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT RUG SIZE FOR YOUR HOME
A rug is an accessory that can add grandeur to the whole room. It is extremely important to be careful while choosing a rug for your space because as much as it can enhance the look of your room, one wrong choice can do disastrous harm to the look of the room. Buying a rug is an amazing way to update your space and make an old room look completely new. Incase your renovating your entire home a lot of designers also recommend first buying your rug and other accessories and then having the walls painted in a similar fashion. A lot of people make the mistake of buying a small rug for their space. A small rug is nothing but a waste of money, you would rather not purchase any rug than purchase 5X7 and 6X9 instead of 8X10 just because 8X10 rugs are more costly. We thereby give you guidelines on how to choose the perfect size rug to make your space look Super Perfect, room by room!!
THE LIVING ROOM
A Rug in the living room makes the room appear so much larger and makes the space look cozy and intimate. It is apt to have as much furniture on the rugs as possible in your living room. Having all four legs of your chairs and couches on the rug is ideal. But if your furniture/couch is against the wall and you cannot see the back of your legs, you must then have only the front legs on the rug. As per some designers, when it comes to width, it is apt to make sure the rug extends atleast 6 inches of either side of the furniture.
THE DINING ROOM
The dining room is a tricky space to measure since you cannot deny the traffic being a lot in that area. You also have to account for the chairs to be pulled in and out without catching on the rug. It is thus advisable to first measure the dining table’s Length and Width and then add 54 inches to each measurement. This will allow a minimum of 27 inches on each side for the chairs to be comfortably pulled out.
Incase, you wish to have a large rug underneath your bed make sure you extend the rug by 2-3 feet on either sides of the bed. If that large a rug is out of your budget, a good alternative is to choose for a traditional bedside rug. This includes having two small rugs on either side of the bed (along the length) and one rug at the foot of the bed. For a kid’s room with two single beds consider placing a rug between the two to add the rug glamour.
A lot of us tend to forget about our hallways while decorating with rugs, but a runner is a beautiful way of highlighting that often neglected space. Measure your hallway and then subtract inches from the width and length. This will perfectly allow a six-inch border all around. If your hallway is too long, consider using two runners.
ADD ON TIPS
When your measuring your room for that rug, you can use newspaper layering to get the perfect visual of what your size rug would look like before purchasing it. Make sure you do not miss out on the vents and doors while measuring because you want to make sure your door can open and shut over the rug without much hassle.
Incase the right side rug is getting too heavy on your pocket, do not worry. A smart décor tip, which is also currently quite trending is layering rugs. Buy a large jute rug and then place your smaller dream rug on top of that.