Rishabh Khosla 28th April, 2021
How do you pick the perfect rug?
Picking the right rug can be tricky if there are many sizes and varieties to choose from: floral rugs, botanical rugs, geometric rugs, and narrative rugs, in woven and printed techniques.
Let us help you with some of the most commonly asked questions when picking the right area rug or floor carpet for your space. These are real questions submitted by home enthusiasts like you on our Instagram (Follow us! @freedomtreehome)
How to figure out the right sized rug for the living room?
When choosing an area rug, measure your living room area in front of the sofas and chairs. You can then look for rugs that will fit in any of these ways:
1. With all the sofa legs on the rug
2. Front legs of the furniture on the rug
3. All legs of the furniture off the rug
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Which shapes would be perfect for which spaces?
2 X 3 FT (Small) Entryways, alcoves, or against a bar or room entrance
2.5 X 4 FT (Medium) Add a pop of color to a small seating area or work space or beside the bed or larger sideboard.
4 X 6 FT (Large) Rug to be the focal point of the space - in a living area, a larger entrance hall, or in the den
5 X 8 FT + (Largest Area Rugs) Furniture can also be placed entirely or along the edge of these rugs to tie the look together.
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How to decide the size?
Normally the rug is placed just tucked under the legs of the longest sofa/seating in the living room.
The long side of the rug should correspond to the longest seating. The rug should be at least as long as the longest seating, and ideally 1-1.5 feet longer than the outside legs.
Typically you would consider rugs from 4x6 to 5x8 feet. And in the case of a slightly larger setting, even an 8 x 10 feet.
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I need a rug for my room and we have all wooden stuff. Like the ed, dressing table, etc
With wooden stuff, it's nice to have these three options:
- Natural beiges are an obvious go-to. Opt for colors that have an earthy undertone (Ochre, rust, brick, and olive greens.)
- Second is smart black and white that will give an immediate modern fix to the home.
-And finally, try pastel colors. Those would also give a freshness and complement the robust wood.
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What's the best rug for the kids room?
A rug size that allows them to sprawl and play on it! Go for a 3 x 5 FT if you have the space.
In terms of design, choose a smart pattern like stripes or geometrics. Kids have fun by spreading out their things, and you don't want the room to look busy when they are doing that. And for fun, choose a narrative print with a story on them.
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How to look for a rug size in front of my bed? What's the right size?
Here are two ways to go about picking a rug for your beside your bed:
- Runner rugs beside the bed are typically 2.5 x 4.5 FT. Use the same size at the foot of the bed, if it's a smaller room.
- For larger rooms, 3 x 5 FT is a great size at the foot of the bed. And if your bed is really large, the room can even take a 4 x 6 FT.
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How to choose color for the rug? Especially in an Indian setting where you want go for light shades?
In an Indian setting, if you're daring to go for lighter colors, try smart large off-white and black woven geometric rugs. They go with most everything.
Pick from our printed rugs in warm colors like beige, yellows, and coral if you have an Ethnic scheme. And from our teal, blue and charcoal colorways for smarter looks.
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