We are excited to offer custom size rugs “to the inch”. Our rugs can be as wide as 16’4″ (depending on material) and as long as required for your space.
Our rug building software automatically limits the width according to each product’s maximum width.
The beauty of our customization is this, we can fabricate different sizes in the same material for a completely coordinated design.
There’s no denying the power of a rug to pull a room together. Whether you are looking to create a comfortably snug space or a lively and spacious one, follow our “rules” below for designing the perfect size rug.
In regard to design, nothing is worse than a too small rug in a dining area.
The perfect size will allow the chairs to be accessed while all 4 legs stay on the rug. First, determine the size of your table. Then, add 24 – 36” to each of the four sides. This will be the size of your rug. While 24” is functional if chairs are smaller scale, 30” is optimal, and 36” may be required when large scale upholstered chairs are utilized. The minimum border of bare floor is 4”.
(If the 24 – 36” rule cannot be realized in a room leaving at least a 4” border, you may need to consider a smaller table for the room or install wall to wall carpeting – we can supply.)
Your feet should always land on a soft warm rug.
To create a cozy border around a bed without covering the entire room, allow an additional 30 – 36” on each side and the foot of the bed. Place the rug under at least 2/3 of the bed.
For a luxurious bedroom, covering the floor with a custom rug exposing an 18 – 24” border allows a cozy seating area to be established. Nightstands and other wood furnishings may sit squarely on the bare floor border.
There are many ways to define sitting areas through use of rugs.
The rule of thumb for sizing an area rug is this: 12 – 18” of bare floor between rug and walls should be exposed as a border. When this rule does not apply because of open concept living or very large rooms, we are happy to help define a size that is perfect for you. Our experienced design staff will work with you and include diagrams of your space, so you have complete confidence in your custom size rug.
When a sofa is placed against a wall, it is common to size the rug so that it extends only halfway under the sofa with all other furnishings fully on the rug or all front legs on the rug.
To define a very large space, place all furnishings on the rug with ample passage to move into and around the seating area. This usually means allowing 18 – 24” between sofa and chairs or sofa and coffee table.
When using a sofa as a room divider, the sofa may be completely on the rug while a console table placed behind the sofa is on bare floor.
If all rules must be thrown out the window, call us!
Seriously, though… here are a few more “rules” to guide you in determining the size of a rug for an odd space.
Most hallways are perfect with a 30” wide runner. Determining the length of your runner is defined by the length of the hallway and not cutting it off in the middle of doorways.
Most bathroom dressing areas are quite nice with a rug which sits neatly 2” inside both ends of a vanity.
Rugs in most entryways utilize the 18” border rule. Some grand entryways can accommodate a large round rug or large rectangle, while smaller entryways are limited to the width of the door. Back entryways commonly utilize a runner.