Emily’s Edit: Rug Sizing

Here at Warren Barnett Interiors, we always get questions from our clients relating to decor and best practices, how to make the most of your space, and how to select the right pieces to fill your space. An important design and functional piece in any space that we get a lot of questions on are about rugs. Recently, Emily shared a video to our Instagram page addressing the questions about how to choose the right rug for your space.  

Depending on the room, Emily shared a few best practices for choosing a rug that’s an appropriate size for the room. You don’t want to choose beautiful furniture pieces, only to find that the rug you’ve chosen isn’t the right size, or doesn’t tie the room together well. At Warren Barnett, we believe that rugs are another important piece of art, even though they lay on the floor and aren’t hung on the wall. There are so many beautiful options for rugs, but figuring out the right size that you need for your space is the first step in choosing the right one.

When it comes to a great room or a family room, you want to choose a rug that is large enough so all of the front feet of all upholstered pieces can sit on the rug. This helps to ground the space in your family room, tie the room together, and truly gives the room a completed feeling. One myth that we’ve come across is that each piece of furniture needs to be fully on the rug. This isn’t true. We feel that as long as the front feet are on the rug, then it’s the appropriate size for the space and the furniture you’ve chosen.

If you’re looking for a rug for your dining room, you want to make sure that the dining table and chairs all fit onto the rug when the chairs are pushed in. It’s recommended to find a rug that is large enough that the chairs remain on the rug when they are pulled out, but depending on any space constraints you may have, this may not always be possible. At a minimum, the rug is the appropriate size for the space if the dining table and all of the dining chairs around the table sit on the rug when they’re pushed in. 

Rugs are also a welcome design choice in the master bedrooms and other bedrooms in your home. We recommend placing the rug so it’s under the bed, and almost comes up to the nightstands. If you’re placing your rub over a cold surface, you want to make sure that the rug is in the right position so you step on that right away when you’re getting out of bed. There’s nothing better than rolling out of bed and having your feet land on a soft, comforting texture to begin your day the right way.

We also receive questions about whether or not it’s appropriate to put rugs in carpeted rooms. The answer is yes, very much yes. A rug, whether placed on a cold surface or on carpet, accomplishes the same goal. It brings the room together, grounds the space, and provides another texture or design that is aesthetically pleasing. Rugs make spaces feel more finished, grounded and beautiful, which is why we can’t emphasize the importance of selecting the right rug for your space. 

In the expansive showroom at Warren Barnett, we have a selection of rugs that is full of beautiful, one of a kind rugs in a variety of different sizes and at different price points. We invite you to visit so we can help you find the perfect rugs and furniture for your space. If you have any questions or want to schedule a consultation, please feel free to reach out via our contact page, by phone at (262) 790-1111, or by email at eebben@warrenbarnett.com.