Tips To Choose The Best Size Rug For Your Space

Aug 18, 2021 | Area Rug Cleaning

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Area rugs have a dual role—they add a stylish element to any space and also help preserve and protect hardwood flooring. They come in a variety of colors, sizes, and materials to meet any size and need. 

If finding the perfect rug seems challenging, take heart in knowing it doesn’t have to be with the right guidance. 

Today, we’ve gathered some tips and tricks our team has learned over our years of area rug cleaning in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Here’s a room by room look at how to select the perfect rug. 


Rugs For The Living Room 

If you choose a 9×12 rug, place all of the legs of each piece of furniture on top of the rug. Make sure there’s about a foot and a half of space between the edges of your rug and the walls. 

For 8×10 rugs, place front furniture legs on the rug and put the back legs directly on your flooring. 

And finally, for smaller 6×9 rugs, place all legs of the couch or sofa off of the rug and front chair legs on the rug with back legs on the flooring. Measure to make sure the rug is the same length or longer than your couch.


Rugs For The Dining Room 

Go for a flat weave material that allows dining room chairs to move freely over your rug. Size 9×12 rugs can feature a large table, just be sure there’s at least two feet of clearance around every side of the table so dining chairs have room to move in and out. Aim to leave just under a foot or space between the edges of your rug and the walls. Follow the same rule of thumb for size 8×10 rugs—just with a smaller table. 

Feature 6×9 rugs with back chair legs directly on the floor. Again, leave about a foot and a half of space between the rug and the walls so there’s room for dining chairs to be pushed in and out. 


Rugs For The Bedroom 

Size 9×12 rugs work well with king size beds. The rug should be the width of the bed and both nightstands. Place the top of the rug at the front of the nightstands. If possible, leave a foot and a half of space between the rug and the walls. 

With queen size beds, 8×10 rugs are the perfect fit. The rug should be the same width as the bed and the nightstands. Have the top of the rug start just in front of the nightstands, and again, leave 18 inches of space between the rug edges and walls. 

Size 6×9 rugs coordinate well with queen size beds or smaller. Place the top of the rug about a third of the way down from the top of the bed, and keep the nightstands completely off of the rug. 

For any size room or bed, runner rugs on each side of the bed can also be a nice touch instead of one large area rug underneath. 


Area Rug Cleaning In Honolulu, Hawaii 

When you find the perfect rug, it matters to protect and preserve it with area rug cleaning in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Chem-Dry is your partner in caring for your precious textiles so they’re sure to last for years to come. 


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