Measuring for a Rug
How to measure your room for a rug

Measuring for a RugA perfectly chosen area rug or runner rug adds comfort or drama to a space, but you'll want to make sure that you measure your space accurately prior to purchasing your rug. You'll save yourself (and us!) time and money - and you'll have your perfect rug much quicker if you correctly anticipate the size of rugs you'll need.

Living/Family Room - Area Rugs
  • As a general rule, you'll want to measure the length and width of the furnished area or furniture grouping - and then deduct 24". This will allow the front legs of chairs/sofas to be on top of the rug.
  • Smaller pieces of furniture should generally be placed either entirely on or entirely off the area rug. Couches, however can be placed with their front legs on the rug and their hind legs off the rug.
Dining Rooms - Area Rugs or Round Rugs
  • Measure the entire length and width of your dining room table and add 54" to each measurement.  This will allow your table and chairs enough room on the rug - even when the chairs are pulled away from the table.
  • If you are ordering a round rug for your dining room, select a rug with a diameter that most closely matches your length/width requirements.
Hallways - Runner Rugs
  • Measure the length and width of the hallway - then subtract 12" from both measurements.
Bedrooms - Area Rugs
  • Measure the length and width of your bed - then add 24" to each side that is not against a wall.  This will allow the rug to extend beyond the bed far enough for standing room on appropriate sides of the bed.
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