Rug sizing, like most decor decisions, comes down to utility and proportions. Here are some industry-standard guidelines to help you find the rug that best augments your space.
- The larger the room, the larger the rug.
- A rug should always sit at least 1’ from the wall, leaving a strip of visible floor. We like leaving as much as 1.5 or 2’.
- Invest in a rug pad to prolong your rug’s lifespan and prevent slipping—this helps protect your rug, your floors, and yourself.
- Whether furniture legs rest entirely on, or partially off, a rug tends to be case-specific, and ultimately, a matter of preference.
- Finally: rules are made to be broken! When it comes to rugs, we encourage you to experiment and discover what works for you and your home.
Space to spare
Rule of Thumb
Space to Spread Out
You’ll want a runner which is at least 1’, but not much more than 2’, shorter than your hallway, and 1’ more narrow, so it doesn’t bunch up against walls or doorways
If you have furniture in your hallway, either position your runner to one side with any furniture against the opposite wall, legs on bare floor, or center it so that furniture is on both sides.