size area rug do you need for your living room?
Area rugs are a
great way to redecorate a room without having to redo the
flooring itself, something that is crucial if you are renting
or if new flooring just isn't in the redecorating budget.
Fortunately, area rugs are much more common these days and
come in plenty of solids and patterns in both traditional
and modern styles.
What the biggest
problem is when purchasing an area rug is that people (hopefully!)
know the size of the room it is being used in, but when they
actually get it into the room, it is either too big or too
small from what was envisioned. However, you can easily figure
out the exact size of area rug you want, even if you never
measure the room itself!
First, get some
newspapers - depending on the size of rug, you may need more
than one! Then simply spread the newspapers out on the floor
until it covers an area of the same size you would like your
area rug to cover. Then simply measure the size of the newspapers
you laid out. Then, when you go shopping, you won't have the
problem of purchasing something larger or smaller than what
you really wanted!