HOW TO MEASURE A RUG
Arrange your furniture so that it all rests on the rug, or place
your outer pieces so they rest half on the rug and half off. Allow
around 18 inches of space between your sofa and coffee table.
Always be sure to size up; a larger rug makes a room feel open
and less cluttered.
For a queen bed, choose a standard size 8’ x 10‘ rug, or flank your
bed with two smaller rugs. Be sure to leave 8-10 inches of
breathing room between your rug and your nightstand. For two
twin beds choose an 8’ x 10’ or place a smaller rug in between.
Allow for at least 2 feet of extra space on all sides, so
guests can pull back chairs without tripping over the
edge of the rug.
In a long galley style kitchen or one with an island, opt for a
runner rug for depth and perspective. For an L-shaped
kitchen, chose a smaller 3’ x 5‘ or 5’ x 8’ rug.
Place a runner in front of a double vanity or choose a
small 2’ x 3’ rug for in front of the sink. Be careful not to
allow your rug to sit in standing water.
Add visual interest and perspective to a hallway with a
long runner. When measuring, allow no more than 5
inches and no less than 3 inches from the walls.