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rug size guide

A rug is the quintessential comfort piece that makes your decor feel soft and cozy. Rugs are not only pretty to look at, but they also serve the function of absorbing noise, protecting hard flooring, and creating traction for foot traffic.

How Do You Size a Rug to a Room?

If your rug is too big it will look awkward and untidy, you don't want it to touch the room wall to wall - it'll make the room feel smaller. You also don't want a rug that's too small, if a rug is too small it'll make the room feel disconnected.

Pro Tip:

For a sharp designer look, I recommend making sure there’s approximately 8-12” of a bare floor perimeter surrounding the outer edges of your rug. Following this guideline will ensure that you don’t end up with a rug that’s too big for your space.

Layering Rugs

The trick is to keep the bottom a solid neutral while the top layer features a decorative rug. All you’ll need to do is follow the area rug size guides featured in this post, and apply it to the base layer rug. The top layer rug will simply be one size down from the base layer rug. And it’s truly as easy as that!

Rug styling basics are so important for defining your space. Tap the link below to read more about choosing rug piles. rug pads, and runners, and to save this to have on hand! Happy rug styling! 

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