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Where do you put rugs in a house?

If you had a house with wood flooring what furniture would you put rugs under ?

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Rugs serve two purposes: décor and comfort under foot. In a dining area, an area rug should be big enough so that when the chairs are pulled out, they are always on the surface of the rug. It is a general rule that you should leave about 24 of floor space from the wall when figuring the room size rug. This allows for a buffet or a hutch to be placed against the wall, on the floor, not on the rug. I use a rug runner in my front entry-way, instead of a door mat. I have also used rug runners in a hallway and alongside my bed or in front of my dresser as well as my kitchen sink. Runners are versatile. You can add a pop of color to a room with an area rug that fills in floor space around and under a coffee table. Rugs need not be huge, but can be. Rugs can be used to define an area in a large room. Say you have an open concept great room. You can use more than one area rug to define specific areas. Area rugs are often used in high foot traffic spaces to protect the flooring, especially under dining sets where chairs are constantly in motion. Area rugs will last a good long time if you keep them vacuumed and take the time and energy to rotate the rugs at least once a year, so possible sun fading will not be noticeable.
Aug 23, 2017

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