Great Tips for Choosing an Area Rug

There are many reasons people may want to use an area rug in their home. For some folks it is all about the aesthetics, for others a rug is a great way to protect hardwood floors from being scratched by furniture. Whatever your reason is for rug shopping, make sure that you end up with a one that covers all the bases. While there are obviously no strict rules on the use of rugs, there are a few helpful hints to help you get the most out of your rug, no matter what room you're going to use it in.

Living Spaces

When selecting a rug for living rooms, family rooms or other rooms that utilize couches and chairs for sitting and conversation there is a general rule of thumb that many people follow. Measure the total seating area in square feet and then select a rug the next size up. This ensures that all of the furniture legs will be able to fit easily on the rug. However, some people who are not afraid of legs touching the hardwood or tile beneath prefer a smaller rug that accentuates the room.

Dining Rooms

If you are looking for a dining room rug you more than likely want one that will protect the floor from food and drink spills and scratches caused by the constant moving of chairs. If possible select a darker colored rug that is at least 2 feet larger on each side than the dining table. This will leave plenty of room for the chairs to be moved and spills will not be as prominent should they stain.


While you may not want a large area rug for your kitchen many people do prefer smaller rugs in spaces they find themselves standing in a lot. This includes at the sink or often use counter space. A rug can ease pain that may occur in the legs, ankles, feet and lower back. Depending on layout of your kitchen you may choose individual rugs or a beautiful runner.


Using a rug in a bedroom is a great way to make the bed a focal point. It can increase the aesthetic appeal of a room and create a softer surface for your bed to rest on. There are so many shapes, sizes and colors of rugs available, there will certainly be on that will suit your bedroom's decor.

Area rugs are great for so many reasons, just be sure to get one that appropriately fits the space you're buying it for. If you're looking for a large selection of area rugs in Chandler and the surrounding area be sure to visit FloorEver Interiors. We have a huge inventory of rugs and so many other home decor products. As your local licensed Hunter Douglas window fashions dealer we can help improve the lighting and privacy of any room. Give us a call today at (480) 339-0107 to learn more about our Chandler home improvement services or stop by our showroom!

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Written By Brian Corey

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