How to determine what size area rug I need

If you place one on a hard surface floor, the room's ambiance becomes a little cozier. Lay one on a carpeted floor, and the layered look adds an upscale element to the decor. Even if your rug has a functional purpose, such as protecting wall-to-wall carpeting in a hallway, you want the carpet to elevate your decorating style. The flooring specialists at Havertown Carpet in Havertown, Pennsylvania, can guide you as you choose the ones that are best for your home.

Large area rugs

These look great under a dining room table. Be sure that chairs can be pushed out and remain on the carpet. That means it should be placed 24- to 36-inches beyond all sides of the table. The family room is another good space for one. It's best to put the front legs of large pieces of furniture, such as a sofa, on the carpet. Runner rugs make decorating easy in a galley-style kitchen. Or lay the runner in front of the work area in a larger kitchen.

Small area rugs

Small round ones seem to float when they are placed in the open space of a large room. Or, if you have a round coffee table, show it off by pairing it with a square one and then arranging furniture around it. Home rugs are often used to create a traditional or contemporary look, depending on the decor. But you can have fun with them, too. Group colorful geometric-shaped ones together, and you've created the perfect floor covering for a child's play area.

Locally-owned Havertown Carpet brings flooring services to all Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester counties and parts of Bucks and Berks counties. Media, West Chester, Newtown Square, Ardmore, and Bryn Mawr are located in this area. Our rug services include runner binding, custom runners, specialty and custom area rugs. You can find out more about our rugs by giving us a call, using our online chat service, or visiting our showroom.