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Proper Rug Sizing

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LIVING ROOM #1: ALL LEGS ON THE RUG

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9' x 12'

Create a cohesive look in your living room with an area rug large enough to accommodate all of your furniture. The key to styling your seating area on top of a large rug is to ensure that the rug extends at least six inches past each piece of furniture. We recommend a rug that is 9' x 12' or larger, leaving an equal 12" to 18" of exposed floor on all sides to create a border around the rug. This is a nice option for larger, open concept rooms. It allows the furniture to "float" in the center, helping to accentuate the seating area and create distinction in the room.

Tuck the rug under the front legs of your sofa and chairs to keep your seating area unified. The back legs of the sofa can be situated on or off of the rug, depending on personal preference. This is the most popular arrangement for living rooms and works especially well if a sofa is up against a wall. We recommend a rug that is at least 8' x 10'. Leaving a space of 18"-24" on all sides of the rug will create a natural border to frame your living space.

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LIVING ROOM #2: FRONT LEGS ON THE RUG

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