Area Rug Dos and Don’ts

Rugs are a great place to start when decorating a space–but where do you start when it comes to rugs? This size and placement guide is here to help! Considering the scale of your area, as well as the geometry is a sure way to rock an area rug. If your furnishings define a round space, a round one is often best to enhance the room and tie it together.

Keep in mind there is no wrong way to style your space–If you want to shake things up and try unconventional placement or sizes, go for it! These dos and don’ts are meant as a pocket guide to simplify, and make adding these home accents stressless and super stylish! For more tips, check out this Home Is Here guide, and our previous post on area rug styles.



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  • The easiest way to spice up a room is to add an area rug. Make a statement with a bold pattern in an understated room, or tone things down with a solid. Area rugs can define a space by framing your furniture, and add a level of grandeur and sophistication to your home. Choosing one can be picky though. The size needs to be just right, or things can get a little weird. But don’t fret! There are guides out there that will help you measure out the perfect rug for your space. Here’s an awesome one to try.

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  • Reply October 9, 2016

    Danise Talbot Design

    The dos are good . The rug size and placement under furniture is important and the rug is a smart item to start with . All rugs can be cut and others sewn together if need be , for a fee.

  • Reply November 29, 2016

    This post have resolved my problem,thank you very much and hope you writting more good articles.

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