How To Choose The Right Rug Size (2015)

How To Choose The Right Rug Size (2015)


Hi it’s Karla with Karla Dreyer Design
and welcome to Decor With Love TV interior design tips. So today I’m going
to share one of the most common mistakes that I see…your rug size and yes bigger
is better. So tip number one when choosing your rug is the
front legs of your furniture should sit on the rug. This one will save you. The
front legs of the furniture should sit on the rug. Ideally I’d love it if all
the furniture the whole piece could fit on the rug but I know you’d need an
extremely large room for that and an extremely large rug. So just the front
legs makes a huge difference it really defines the room and opens it up. So tip
number two and now I’m going to confuse you here is there is one exception I
have to that legs on the rug rule is if you have an oddly shaped room and you
buy an organic shape of a rug like a cow hide the furniture doesn’t need to be on
the rug. It’s actually better in a way if it doesn’t. These type of rugs work
really well if you have a very small room or a corner room or an odd shape
but again that’s my one exception so if it’s a cow hide or an organic shape
rug the furniture does not have to be on it. And tip number three, please do
this. Tape it out. This is what I see is people kind of guess and go I think I need a
five by seven or an eight-by-ten or whatever it may be and they don’t
tape it out. get yourself some painters tape and
actually tape it out on the floor and move your furniture around. It will
really save you time and money in getting the right rug. I hope this was
helpful and will relieve one of the most common design mistakes I see is the rug
being too small. I’d love to hear from you if you plan on
getting a new rug or some of your rug dilemmas you can leave a comment below
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4 thoughts on “How To Choose The Right Rug Size (2015)

  1. I just purchased a rug from Wayfair and it's 5 x 7 when it arrived I'll be sure to place the sofa legs on top of the rug. Thanks!

  2. We have just purchased our home and all the new furniture is now here, BUT I can't for the life of me deside on a color. Our sitting room is not used much so we went with a light color couch, chase, and chair with teal pillows, accents and throws. I don't want to get a tan and teal rug wich is what my husband wants to do, what if I want to switch decor and he does NOT want to get a 8by 10 rug because he doesn't want to cover our beautiful wood floors. What do you suggest, I know it doesn't seem to be a big deal to others but if I am going to spend $600 on a rug I want to use it year round and I want it to go with what ever accent and decor I change to. Do you know what I mean or do you think I am crazy and should pick one already and be done with it too 🙁

  3. Great video.

    Question- I'm currently having a hard time finding a rug that will match my living room furniture which is a Striped beige and khaki 2 piece set. Will you please help me. I can send pictures.

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