When buying a rug for your living room, there are a few things to remember. The placement of the rug in the room and what you want to accomplish with your rug is one of the first things to consider.
If you want all of your furniture to sit on the rug, you will most likely need an 8×10 or a 9×12. It is a good idea to leave at least 18″ around the outer perimeter of your rug and floor.
When using a large rug, you accomplish the look of a larger room. It is also a great way to bring more color and texture to the room.
If you want to put just the front legs and the coffee table on the rug, you will warm the room and it is also a way to add a pop of color. Make sure if you put the front legs of the sofa on the rug that you also include the front legs of any chairs or other furniture pieces you want in the rug area.
This can usually be accomplished with a 5×7 or a 6×9. Smaller rugs cost less which can also be a great idea for someone on a budget.
Lastly, in a small room, you can add a small rug with only the coffee table setting on it. This is the least expensive way to add a rug to an area that needs a pop of color. This actually looks best if it is a small room with only a small amount of furniture.
Manteo Furniture carries a large assortment of rugs. Most of our rugs in the store are 5×7 or smaller. If you see something you like but need a larger rug, we will be happy to order one for you. Please come in and see our collection today. Below are the links to rug companies we carry here at Manteo Furniture.