When designing your home, the topic of area rugs is bound to come up. If your space will be home to a four-legged friend, you are likely concerned about finding a rug that can withstand the fur, potential accidents, and any stains. Our Pet Friendly Rugs help give life to living spaces while providing balance, warmth, a splash of color, and texture. It makes no difference if you’re dealing with an open floor plan, small living room, or cozy master bedroom; there is a Pet Friendly Rug for each space in your home. While we have a rug for every room style and size, it can still be difficult to select the right rug for your space. Follow our tips below to select the right rug for your room!
Room Size and Layout
Deciding on the perfect Pet Friendly Rug for your space has everything to do with the size of the room and the layout of the furniture.
Here are a few of the most common Pet Friendly Rug sizes (approx. sizing):
- Standard: of 4’ x 6’ or 5’ x 7’ Area Rugs
- Large: 6’ x 9’ Area Rugs
- Extra Large Rug Sizes of 8’ x 10’ and 9’ x 12 ’Area Rugs
- Runners: 2’ x 8’ Area Rugs
Now, in order to determine exactly which size you might need, you must first decide how you want the rug and furniture in each room to be oriented. Do you want the all of the furniture to be on the rug? Do you want only the front legs of the furniture on the rug? Or do you want none of the surrounding furniture on the rug (ex: a rug underneath the coffee table, but not under any of the seating furniture; a hallway runner, etc.)? (You may use this Rug Size Guide by overstock.com as a reference.)
As a general rule of thumb (and depending upon your personal preference), whether the dining area is characterized by a rectangular, square, or round table, the area rug used under the table and chairs, should be sufficient enough to keep the chairs from falling off the edge of the rug when pulled out. We suggest the rug extends 20 inches from the back legs of the chairs, when the chairs are pushed in under the table.
You will also want to determine what the arrangement of your furniture will look like.
Ex: Is your dining room table round? If so, you may want a round rug. However, if your dining room table is rectangular, you will likely want to steer clear of round rugs.
Ex: Will your seating area be arrange in a circular fashion, or arranged in 90 degree angles? This will help you to select, and eliminate, a rug shape.
What Kind of Look Are You Going For?
Consider the following:
- Do you want your Pet Friendly Rug to make a statement or seamlessly blend into your space?
- Will the rug be the center of attention, or will the furniture be?
If you are looking to make a statement, choose a rug with a bolder pattern (large pattern instead of small), bolder or brighter colors, and a pattern that will stand out from any other patterns or textures in the space.
Find A Rug That Will Help Pet Hair Blend In
We strongly suggest considering your pet's fur or hair color when choosing a rug for your space. If you know the space will be inhabited by your pet, it is important to choose a rug with a background color that won't contrast with your pet's fur/hair. If your pet has black hair, a light colored rug will contrast and make the pet hair stand out, whereas a darker colored rug will help hide any pet hair.
Additionally, it is smart to consider having a rug with a smaller, busier pattern, instead of a large-pattern rug, or solid-colored rug. Smaller or busier patterns will distract the eye, where as a larger pattern or solid-colored rug will make the pet hair stand out more.
For more tips and tricks, please don't hesitate to contact us. We take pride in our customer service and are always happy to help!
For more information, or to shop our wide range of Pet Friendly Rugs, please visit petfriendlyrugs.com!