Date: 21 Dec 2021 2467 Views

It just takes the right rug to breathe life and infuse a soul into your living space. The perfect carpet is something that sprouts a sense of completeness for your living room. It offers warmth to your space when complemented with other aspects of the area it is placed in.

Choosing a rug that is the apt size and also blends in with the theme of the living room is a daunting task. A lot of options are available - with different colours, designs and materials, at varying price points. Selecting the right carpet for the living room given all these considerations can be overwhelming. 

We’re here to help ease this process and point you in the direction of the quintessential rug for your living room.

We will address the aspect of size first and foremost as this forms the foundation of your carpet buying decision.

How to choose the correct sized carpet for your living room

Begin by deciding the look and feel you want your room to reflect. Do you want it to look spacious or look cosier with an emphasis on comfort? Accordingly, there are 3 carpet placement options that can help decide the size you should select. Here’s a brief size guide:

  • Having all the legs of your furniture on the perimeter of the rug

If you want your living room to look roomy, have all the legs of your furniture on the floor instead of the rug. In this scenario, have a rug that is smaller in size compared to your lounge area. The three size options based on the room size are - 5 feet by 7 feet for a compact room, 6 feet by 9 feet for a moderate-sized room, 8 feet by 10 feet for a large space.


  • Having just the front legs of the furniture onto the carpet

Looking to flaunt your classy floor? This arrangement is for you. Have only the frontal legs of your furniture onto the rug and keep the rear legs resting directly on the floor. The three size options based on the room size are - 6 feet by 9 feet for a compact room, 8 feet by 10 feet for a moderate-sized room, 10 feet by 14 feet for a large space.


  • Having all the legs of your furniture onto the rug

In case you prefer experiencing a snug feel for your living room, have a rug that has the furniture entirely placed over it, with no single leg touching the floor directly. The three size options based on the room size are - 9 feet by 12 feet for a compact room, 10 feet by 14 feet for a moderate-sized room, 12 feet by 15 feet for a large space.

Now that you have finalised the exact carpet placement and the respective size to select, let’s take a look at the best practices to follow while measuring for a new rug.

 

 

DO’S and DON’TS while measuring for a new carpet:

  • DO:  Choose a larger carpet for larger rooms and make them the centrepiece of the space.
  • DO:  Add a smaller carpet in cosier areas such as an office, a reading nook, or in compact living rooms. 
  • DO:  Define the space by placing your furniture around the perimeter of the rug and make sure that only the front legs are on top of the edge of the rug. 
  • DON’T:  Make the rug the centerpiece of your master bedroom. Instead, work the furniture around the rug, allowing it to become more of an accent piece. 
  • DON’T:  Use small carpets in the dining room. You should select one large carpet and place your dining table and chairs on top of it. The chairs should stay on the carpet, even when sitting down.

The bottom line

Selecting the right carpet for your living room is a tedious yet interesting process. While picking up a carpet, you would want to ensure that it is in accordance with the dimensions of your space and in complete sync with your living room vibe.

Looking for help selecting the correct sized rug for your living room? Get in touch with us at The Carpet Cellar Today!