How To Choose The Proper Rug Size

Rugs are one of the most important decor elements of a room! They add color + texture but most importantly tie the entire room together. Finding a rug can be tricky. The first step is to figure out the perfect size for the space. Using a rug that is too small can make the space feel tiny, distracting the eye. A rug that is too big can overwhelm the space and furniture pieces can get lost. Finding that sweet spot is key! 

Whether it’s a statement or functional rug, I’m sharing a general guide when it comes to selecting the right rug size! 

-Before purchasing make sure you analyze your space. What type of furniture do you have in the space? Paint color? Wood or tile? General aesthetic? Look for rugs that fit your color scheme and even if you have a tight budget do not compromise on size!!

-Always consider your room, furniture, and decor - If your room is full of texture and color go with something neutral and subtle. If your room is very neutral and plain, add a rug that has some texture and pattern to add visual interest.

-Whenever I’m in doubt of what size, I use painters tape and tape it out. Figure out your furniture layout and measure around it with tape. This will give you a sense of how large the rug is and how that size works in the room.