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How To Choose a Rug Size for your Home

How To Choose a Rug Size for your Home

When it comes to transforming your living space, few elements are as impactful as a well-chosen rug. The right rug not only adds warmth and texture but can also tie the entire room together. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to measure your room effectively, ensuring you find the perfect-sized rug for your home. Plus, we'll introduce you to the timeless allure of vintage handwoven Moroccan rugs available online from Cush & Co.

Step 1: Define Your Rug's Purpose

Before taking any measurements, determine the rug's purpose. Are you looking for a statement piece that defines a seating area, or do you want a rug to cover a larger portion of the floor? Knowing the intended purpose will guide your measurements.

Step 2: Measure Room

Measure room from wall to wall. 

Step 3: Layout & Consider Rug Placement

Lay out the room furniture in the optimal layout (considering flow, spacing, etc.)

For dining areas
First consider if a rug is going to add to the space (and how messy your diners are in your household and visitors!). Measure the length and width of the dining table and chairs, ensuring that the rug extends beyond the edges of the table when the chairs are pulled out. This provides ample space for the chairs, creating a cohesive look. 

For Lounge rooms
If you're looking to place a rug under a seating arrangement, measure the length and width of the entire seating area, including all furniture pieces like sofas and chairs. Ensure that the front legs of the furniture sit comfortably on the rug, creating a cohesive and visually appealing arrangement.

For bedrooms
Generally speaking, for bedrooms, you want the rug under the bed and to extend on both sides. There should also be 1′-2′ of the rug at the foot of the bed. This really anchors the room and also allows for a cozy element getting in and out of the bed. 

TIP: Use painter’s tape to create a rough “sketch” of how the rug will look in the space.

Step 4: Account for Room Size

In larger rooms, consider leaving a consistent border of flooring around the rug to maintain balance. Measure the entire room to determine the appropriate size for the rug, whether it's a central focal point or an anchor for specific furniture groupings.

Step 5: Determine Rug Shape

Decide on the shape of the rug that best suits your room – whether rectangular, square, or round. The shape should complement the overall design and layout of the space.

Guide to Common Sizes of Area Rugs

See the below diagram for our guide on how to find the perfect size rug for your space. A common error in interior design is choosing a rug that is too small so consider keeping furniture legs on the rug, or a larger piece will make the room seem larger and more luxurious.  Since not all rugs have exact standard sizing, be open to ones that are close (for example, 8′ x 10′ is a common size, however, you might also see a 8’4″ x 11’6″ which might still work)

how to measure rug size

Rug Size Dos & Don’ts

  • DO anchor rug with the front legs of the main furniture items
  • DO leave at least 8″ -10″ of bare floor around edge of rug
  • DON’T put a rug floating in the middle of floor without furniture items anchoring it
  • DON’T use a wall to wall rug

Cush & Co: Vintage Moroccan Rugs Online

Now that you've measured your space and identified the ideal rug size, it's time to discover the beauty of vintage handwoven Moroccan rugs available online from Cush & Co. Embrace the timeless appeal of these unique investment pieces that effortlessly blend traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style.

Why Choose Vintage Moroccan Rugs from Cush & Co

1. Authentic Craftsmanship: Each rug is handwoven by skilled artisans, preserving the rich cultural heritage of Moroccan craftsmanship.

2. Distinctive Designs: Vintage Moroccan rugs are celebrated for their geometric patterns, vibrant colours, and one-of-a-kind designs that add character and charm to any room.

3. Quality Materials: Cush & Co sources the finest materials to ensure durability and longevity, making these rugs not just a purchase but an investment in timeless style.

4. Unique Stories: Every vintage rug has a story to tell, carrying with it the history and tradition of Moroccan weaving. Bring a piece of cultural heritage into your home.

5. Online Convenience: Explore the curated collection of vintage handwoven Moroccan rugs from the comfort of your home. Cush & Co's online platform provides a seamless shopping experience, making it easy to find the perfect rug for your space.

Transform your living space with the exquisite beauty of vintage handwoven Moroccan rugs from Cush & Co. Embrace the authenticity, unique designs, and cultural richness that these rugs bring into your home, creating a timeless and captivating atmosphere. Explore the collection online and let the allure of Moroccan craftsmanship redefine your decor.