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Expert Advice: Choosing The Right Rug

Familiarize yourself with the different sizes and where you can place each

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

Some may think that rugs are simply for protecting the floor from scratches and stains, but these must-haves do more than that. Area rugs can do two things—define and/or unify any given space. When used properly, it can complete the look of a room as it instantly adds warmth as well as set the mood of your interior.

Aside from choosing the perfect color, design, and shape—the size of the area rug is one of the first things you need to consider before heading to the cashier. Standard rug sizes come in 3’x5’, 4’x7’, 5’x8’—for smaller rooms; 6’x9’ and 8’x10 for moderately sized rooms; and 9’x12’ to 12’x15’ for bigger spaces. Keep in mind that the size of your space can give you an idea on the appropriate rug measurements. You also need to consider your furniture layout and where you intend to place the rug. To get the rug size that you need, it's best to get the actual measurements of the room as well as the space that the furniture pieces take up as well.  Let the guide below help you pick the perfect rug size for every area at home:

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