The right rug has the power to make all the difference in a room. Adding warmth, comfort, and style rugs ground a room by anchoring the furniture and providing rich texture.
At Jaffe our highly skilled staff guide you through the process of selecting the perfect rug for your space. Together we will walk you through the key factors of the selection process.
What are the key factors one should consider when selecting a rug?
The size of the rug is crucial to determining the right fit for your room. Make sure to measure the area where you plan to place the rug, including furniture and walkways, to ensure the rug is proportional to the space.
Popular Rug Sizes
There are certain sizes that tend to be more common, especially for higher-end rugs, which are often larger and more intricately designed.
8 x 10 feet: This is a very popular size for living rooms, under a queen size bed, or in a dining room under a table. It’s large enough to make a statement and cover a significant area of the floor, but not so large that it overwhelms a room.
9 x 12 feet: This size is commonly used in larger living rooms or in dining rooms under a larger table. It’s often used under king size beds with plenty of space showing on either side and the foot of the bed.
6 x 9 feet: This size works well in smaller living rooms or under a full-size bed. It’s also a common size for larger entryways or under a small dining table.
5 x 7 or 5 x 8 feet: This is a versatile size that can work in a variety of spaces, including as an accent in larger rooms or as the main rug in a smaller room. It’s often used in bedrooms, in an office, or in a smaller living room.
Runner Rugs (2.5 x 8 feet, 2.5 x 10 feet, or similar): These narrow and long rugs are designed for hallways or galley kitchens. They are typically used in high-traffic areas.
Remember, these are just standard sizes and higher-end rugs can come in custom dimensions to suit the exact size of your space. It’s always a good idea to measure the space where you plan to place a rug before purchasing.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rug Sizes
What size rug should I get for my living room? The answer to this often depends on the size of the room and the furniture arrangement. Typically, an 8 x 10 feet or 9 x 12 feet rug is recommended for most living rooms. However, in smaller spaces, a 5 x 7 or 6 x 9 feet rug may suffice.
What size rug should go under my dining table? As a general rule, the rug should be at least 24-30 inches larger than your table on all sides to allow room for pulling out chairs.
What size rug should go under a queen/king bed? A rug that’s 8 x 10 feet generally works well under a queen-size bed, while a 9 x 12 feet rug is often best under a king. This can vary depending on the room size and the specific layout.
How do I decide on the right size rug for my room? The size of the rug should be proportionate to the space as well as the furniture in the room. The rule of thumb is that the rug should be at least large enough to partially accommodate the furniture.
Should all my furniture be on the rug, or is it okay if just the front legs are on the rug? Both options are common and acceptable. If the rug is large enough to accommodate all your furniture, that can create a more unified look. However, just having the front legs of your furniture on the rug can help tie everything together without requiring a very large rug.
What size runner rug do I need? Runner rugs should be long enough to cover most of the length of the hallway but should have some floor space on either end. They should also be wide enough to fill most of the hallway’s width, leaving some floor showing on either side.
What if standard rug sizes don’t fit my space? Custom-sized rugs are an option, although they’re typically more expensive. Some people opt for carpet remnant that can be cut and bound to their specific size requirements.
When measuring for a rug, make sure to take into account the placement of furniture, doors, and walkways. The rug should not obstruct any of these areas and should provide enough space for foot traffic.
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Rugs come in a variety of styles, from traditional to modern. Consider the overall aesthetic of your room and choose a rug that compliments it. The right rug serves as a statement piece setting the tone for the rest of the decor.
Here ten of the most popular rug styles:
Traditional: Traditional rugs are inspired by classic designs and motifs from around the world, often featuring intricate patterns, floral or medallion designs, and rich colors like red, gold, and navy. They are popular in formal spaces and are typically made from high-quality materials like wool or silk, and can be a timeless investment piece for your home.
Contemporary: Contemporary rugs are characterized by their modern, abstract designs and bold colors. They often feature geometric patterns and can add a vibrant, eye-catching element to a room.
Transitional: Transitional rugs blend traditional and contemporary styles, often featuring a mix of classic patterns and modern colors or materials. They are versatile and can work well in a range of different design styles. Transitional rugs can help bridge the gap between different elements in a room and bring cohesion to a space.
Outdoor: Outdoor rugs are specifically designed to be used outside, typically on a patio or deck. They are made from durable, weather-resistant materials that can withstand exposure to the elements. Outdoor rugs come in a variety of styles and patterns, and can add a pop of color and texture to an outdoor space.
Flatweave: Flatweave rugs are woven on a loom and have a thin, flat texture. They are often reversible and come in a variety of patterns and colors. Flatweave rugs are lightweight and easy to move around, and are also often used in high-traffic areas like hallways or kitchens because of their durability.
Kilim: Kilim rugs are flat-woven and often feature bright colors and bold, graphic designs. They are popular in bohemian or eclectic spaces and can add a touch of global style to a room.
Jute: Jute rugs are made from natural fibers and are known for their durability and texture. They are often used in casual spaces and can add a beachy, coastal vibe to a room.
Sisal: Like jute rugs, sisal rugs are made from natural fibers and are known for their durability. They have a neutral, earthy look that is popular in rustic or farmhouse-style spaces.
Broadloom: Broadloom rugs are large rolls of carpet that are typically installed wall-to-wall. They come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, making them a versatile choice for many different spaces. Broadloom rugs are often used in commercial settings like offices, hotels, and retail spaces, and are known for their durability and can stand up well to heavy foot traffic.
Can't decide? Use More Than One
For large open concept spaces, such as lofts, use multiple rugs to define the space and highlight key design elements like furniture. When using multiple rugs and/or creating a layered effect we recommend starting with a large rug with a simple design then adding smaller rugs with contrasting or complimentary colors. Added layers and texture gives larger spaces a luxe feel.
Mixing different textures, such as a shaggy rug on top of a flat-weave rug, can also add dimension to the space. Overall, incorporating multiple rugs can be a fun and creative way to enhance the style and functionality of a room.
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Rugs are made from a range of materials, including wool, cotton, silk, and synthetic fibers. Consider the durability, texture, and maintenance requirements of each material when making your choice. Some of our favorite materials at Jaffe include wool, linen, cotton, sisal, just, and seagrass. Our expert designers can easily guide you through the process of selecting the right materials for the right room.
Each material has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Our expert designers can easily guide you through the process of selecting the right materials for the right room.
- Wool: Wool is a popular choice for rugs because it is soft, durable, and stain-resistant. Wool rugs are also naturally insulating, making them a great option for colder rooms. However, wool can be prone to shedding and may need professional cleaning if it becomes soiled. This is why at Jaffe each individual knot is tied to a foundation, sheared, washed, dried, and blocked before reaching our customers.
- Cotton: Cotton rugs are soft, lightweight, and easy to clean. They are a great option for high-traffic areas, as they are durable and can withstand wear and tear. Cotton rugs are also relatively inexpensive, making them a popular choice for those on a budget.
- Silk: Silk rugs are luxurious and elegant, with a soft and smooth texture. Silk is a natural insulator, making it ideal for use in colder rooms. However, silk is also delicate and prone to stain and damage, making it a less practical choice for high-traffic areas.
- Synthetic Fibers: Synthetic fibers, such as polypropylene and nylon, are a popular choice for rugs due to their durability and stain resistance. They are also relatively inexpensive and low-maintenance, making them a practical choice for high-traffic areas.
- Jute: Jute is a natural fiber that is known for its durability and texture. Jute rugs are eco-friendly, as the material is renewable and biodegradable. However, jute can be prone to shedding and may require special cleaning.
When choosing a rug, consider the intended use and the requirements of your space. If you have children or pets, a rug made from a durable material such as wool or synthetic fibers may be a better choice. For added elegance in a low traffic area, such as a bedroom, consider silk.
We recommend cleaning your carpets every 3 – 4 years. We offer both a regular and an enzyme (great for pet and acid based stains) cleaning service. As part of our added value, our cleaning service includes pick up, delivery, and furniture moving. Feel confident knowing with our help you can select the perfect rug for your space and maintain it with relative ease.
The color of the rug can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of a room. Choose a rug that either complements or contrasts with the existing colors in your room.
Choosing the right color for a rug is an important decision, as it can greatly impact the overall look and feel of your space. Here are some factors to consider when selecting the color of your rug:
- Room Colors: The first step in choosing the right color for a rug is to consider the existing colors in the room. In a room with neutral color walls and furniture you can opt to continue the monochromatic tones by selecting a neutral rug or opt for a bold or bright color to add a pop or dramatic impression.
- Flooring: Consider the color of your flooring when selecting a rug. A rug that is a similar color to your flooring will help to create a cohesive look, while a rug with a contrasting color can help to define the space.
- Style: What is the style of the room? For a traditional space consider a neutral-colored rug with a classic pattern, jewel toned Persian rugs. We have a large selection of traditional rugs from India, Pakistan, Turkey and other areas of the globe that are sure to provide a traditional global feel. For contemporary spaces consider a bold or bright color with a simple graphic pattern. Our wide array of styles include modern motifs such as neo-expressionism. Unsure if your style is traditional or contemporary? Maybe transitional is more your style. At Jaffe Gallery, we understand that a large portion of the population finds themselves between styles. That’s why we carry an assortment of transitional rugs that mix both classic and neo-expressionism designs.
Think about the mood you want to create in the room. Warm colors such as red, yellow, and orange can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, while cool colors such as blue and green can create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Want to create a coastal cottage vibe? Consider a flatweave or Kilims to reinforce a light airy atmosphere.
The choice of rug in a room can have a significant impact on the mood and atmosphere of the space. Rugs can set the tone for the room and influence the overall feel of the space, making it important to choose the right rug for the intended mood.
Here are some ways that rug choice can affect the mood of a room:
- Color: The color of a rug can greatly impact the mood of a room. Warm colors such as red, yellow, and orange can create a cozy, energetic, and inviting atmosphere, while cool colors such as blue and green can create a calm, relaxing, healing atmosphere. Bold colors can add energy to a space, while neutral colors can create a sense of calm. Muted colors have a grounding effect where brightened hues impact motivation levels.
- Texture: The texture of a rug can also impact the mood of a room. A soft and plush rug can create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, while a rough and textured rug can add a sense of warmth and organic charm. Sisal has the power to make outdoor spaces feel airy and inviting.
- Pattern: Patterned rugs add atmosphere to any room. Bold, graphic patterns embolden energy and excitement to a space, while subtle patterns can create a sense of wellbeing. Traditional patterns can add a classic and timeless feel, while modern patterns offered by neo expressionism styled rugs infuse a contemporary and stylish vibration.
- Size: The size of a rug can also impact the mood of a room. A large rug can create a sense of grandeur and spaciousness, while a small rug can create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. For large open spaces, consider a wall to wall broadloom rug. This versatile option comes with two finishes – for an authentic look select our hand finished option or for a modern contemporary choice a machine finished edge. Another consideration when contemplating size is the option to create a sense of defined space by using more than one rug or a layered option for a luxe highlight.
- Material: The material of a rug can also affect the mood of a room. Natural fibers, such as wool or jute, can add a sense of warmth and organic charm, silk awakens a sense of luxury, while synthetic fibers can create a sleek and modern atmosphere.
Consider the mood you want to create, the right rug has the power to transform any space into your desired atmosphere. Whether you want to create a cozy and inviting room, or a contemporary and stylish space, the right rug can make all the difference. Our highly skilled personnel make selecting the right option an easy, knowledgeable choice that’s simple.
Consider the purpose of the room when selecting a rug. If you have a high-traffic area, such as a living room or entryway, choose a rug with a darker color, as it will be less likely to show dirt and stains. If you have a space for quiet reflection, such as a bedroom or office, choose a rug with a soft and soothing color. Looking to create energy in your space? Consider a bold pattern or vibrant color.
By considering these factors, you can choose the right color for your rug and create a space that is both functional and visually appealing.
Consider the amount of foot traffic the rug will receive. For high-traffic areas, consider a rug made from a durable material that can withstand wear and tear. High traffic areas in a home are usually entrances, hallways, and living spaces. Bedrooms typically are lower impact spaces.
When dividing custom high-end rugs into categories of high traffic and low traffic, it is important to consider the durability and wear resistance of the rug fibers. The following are examples of rug types that would typically fall into each category:
High Traffic Rugs:
- Woven wool rugs
- Flatweave rugs, such as dhurrie rugs or kilim rugs
- Synthetic fiber rugs, such as nylon or polypropylene
- Sisal or seagrass rugs
Low Traffic Rugs:
- Hand-knotted silk or wool rugs
- Tufted wool rugs
- Velvet or shag rugs
- Decorative area rugs, such as traditional Oriental or Persian rugs
A rug is a worthwhile investment that has the potential to set the tone for your home or business adding value and joy to your space for years to come.
Rugs can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousands. Determine your budget and choose a rug that fits your needs and style, while also staying within your budget. At Jaffe Rug Gallery, we are well versed in helping all of our clients determine the right rug for their budget.
By considering all of these key factors, you can choose the right rug for your home that not only looks great but also stands the test of time. We understand that a rug is an investment in your home that has the power to transform a space into the room of your dreams. We believe in providing the highest quality and the best customer service. As part of our added value, our cleaning service includes pick up, delivery, and furniture moving. Visit Jaffe Rug Gallery today at 8206 Philips Highway, Suite 18 Jacksonville, FL to have one of our highly knowledgeable staff members walk you through all of the considerations for the perfect selection for your space. We are invested in our clients’ choices and are happy to help you find the perfect rug that suits all your use, style, and budget needs. Call us today at 904-730-2121.