When area rugs are the right size, they'll make the room seem inviting, warm and balanced. It's a terrific finishing touch and enhances the beauty of a flooring, such as hardwood, rather than covering it up.
How to choose the right rug size
Area rugs should be big enough to fit under significant pieces of furniture, such as sofas and tables, while still providing a 12-to-18-inch extension of the bare floor. If it doesn't fit entirely under, it's acceptable to position it under the two front legs, so it anchors the furniture but still has that 12-18 inch extension.
Determining rug size
When you see that "rugs for sale" sign think of your furniture configuration, not of the space's square footage. That is because each layout differs, and some look better with more or less visible square footage around the room's edge.
What about bedrooms or dining spaces?
Beds can be problematic, depending on size. For example, it's much easier to fit a rug under a twin size than a California king. You can always position matching runners on each side of the bed when that happens.
Ideally, the area rug should fit under the table and chairs in the dining room, even when they're pulled out, but you may need to play with it a little. Just be sure there are no awkward balance issues, such as one leg on, one leg off, or wobbly chairs.
Area rugs in Santa Ana, Ca
Rooms aren't perfect squares, and they might have closets, baseboards, door sills, and bay windows to contend with, making it impossible to find something in a standard size. So, come into Sharon and Son's Flooring & Cabinets for your area rugs in Santa Ana, CA. We'll create your vision. Our showroom is in Santa Ana, CA, and we service Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley, CA. Don't forget to ask about our free quotes.