Before You Buy an Area Rug

What to know before you buy an area rug in Indianapolis.

Before you go shopping, measure the size of the room and the area you want to cover. To make the room appear larger, show a border of the flooring around the perimeter of the room. The type of room and furniture placement must also be taken into consideration. There are no official rules for furniture being placed on or off the rug. Sizing up a room to make sure the rug is proportional should be a design decision. Kermans design consultants will be happy to talk through the pros and cons of different options with you. A few noteworthy points for specific areas:

Living rooms, great rooms, and family rooms

First decide if you want to use a room-size rug or use more than one rug in the room. Smaller rugs can be used to create cozy, conversation areas.

Dining rooms and breakfast rooms

It is recommended that rugs be large enough so that when chairs are pulled out, they are still on the rug. In order to do that, roughly two feet of rug from the edge of the table is needed.


For the bedroom, it is recommended using either one room-size rug or several rugs around the bed. A room-size rug should be large enough that a step or two can be made on the rug when getting out of the bed. When using multiple rugs, place one at the end of the bed and one on each side. If there are two beds, a rug looks great centered between the two.

There is a lot to consider when buying an area rug and Kermans is here to help every step of the way. Come in and our knowledgeable sales staff will walk you through all important decisions. Next on the list? What type of area rug best fits your needs.