Selecting a rug to match your aesthetic is tough enough. So, we made it easier to get the whole sizing thing down pat. Use our guide below for effortless style underfoot, no matter the space.

Rugs by Size

Rug Size: 5′ X 8′
Room Size: At least 7′ X 10′
Having couches or chairs atop this small rug will only crowd a space. Unless it’s outfitting a cozy corner, like a reader nook or a kid’s bathroom, place furniture on the bare floor and let this rug steal the spotlight.

Rug Size: 8′ X 10′
Room Size: At least 10′ X 12′
You don’t want guests tipping over, so make sure dining chairs can pull out without slipping off the rug’s edge. In family rooms, place furniture’s front two legs on the rug and back two on the floor.

Rug Size: 9′ X 12′
Room Size: At least 11′ X 14′
Larger rugs make rooms appear bigger. Place furniture completely on the carpet with 12 to 18 inches of exposed floor between the rug’s edge and the wall.

Get ready to floor those guests. Our Rug Tent Sale Boutique opens Sunday, November 22, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 25, 2013

If a rug’s dimensions are off, you’ve got a visual deal-breaker. So we’ve put together this cheat sheet, complete with furniture diagrams (because we like you that much).

Size It Up

Our Most Coveted: Rugs by Size Boutique opens Wednesday, June 19, at 3PM ET.

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June 19, 2013