Decorate Smart With This Area Rug Size Shopping Guide

If you need an area rug, how do you know what size to buy?  These great tips from the pros will tell you which sizes to look for and which to avoid.

Rug sizes are always tricky.  We know what looks good in magazines and other people’s homes, but it’s hard to know exactly what will work in our own spaces.

Here’s a handy guide from Apartment Therapy that actually shows you how much better the proper sized rug looks in a room, versus one that is too small.



These designers are experts in small-space living and they know exactly how to help us create spaces that look and feel much bigger than they are.




Check out each of these area rug floorplan illustrations before you go shopping.

Recommendations are provided for living, dining and bedrooms, and include rugs of all different shapes!


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