Hellllllo sweet friends!! Today I wanted to share three quick and easy tips to choose the right size area rug for your living room. I just shared a little video of this over on my Instagram account, but I always love to share my tips here as well in case you’re not on social media.
3 TIPS TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE AREA RUG FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM
- Measure the space, then subtract 24” from the length and width of the room (those measurements will tell you approximately the size of the rug you will need)
- At a minimum, the front legs of every piece of furniture should be placed the rug
- Aim for at least 6” of rug on either side of your sofa
I hope these quick tips help if you’re trying to decide what size rug to get your for living room. Also keep in the mind–the bigger the room, the bigger the rug you’ll need. Most living rooms, unless they are quite small, will likely need an 8×10 or 9×12 size area rug! And be sure to orient the position of the rug with the shape of the room.
LIVING ROOM SOURCES:
Ottoman is from Arhaus but no longer available
Paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams