A Modern Rug DesignOne of the biggest comments we hear from area rug customers is that their new rug looks too small for the size of room they've placed it in.

It's a common error! In general, most consumers purchase rugs that are too small for their rooms. Here are a couple of hints we think will help you select the proper size rug.

  • To cover a room area, leave 20 to 36 inches of bare floor around the rug to balance out the placement.
  • When using a rug under a table or in a seating area, add 4 feet to the width and length of your table or furniture footprint.
  • Carpet runners should be sized 4 to 5 inches narrower than the hallway or stairway.