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.
A rug pad prevents slipping or bunching, shields your rug from wear and tear, and also acts as a barrier between your rug and the floor, ensuring the wood underneath is protected.
Solve the problem of floating furniture by layering a smaller rug on top of a larger one, helping to make a space feel more defined and cohesive. Consider layering rugs with varying textures, creating visual interest and warmth in a room.