Decorating & Furniture/area rug size


I have a family room that will soon have hardwood flooring. I'm wondering what size area rug I will need. The room dimensions are 15' wide and 21' long.

Hi Janet,
The size of the rug all depends on the seating arrangement in your family room.An area rug should anchor the conversation area.  At a minimum it should be 5x8.  Your room is long enough to have more than one function.  If so, a rug would designate each area.  You may have a larger one in the main seating area (8x10) then a 5x8 in the say study or music area. Please let me know if you need further assistance.  

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I am a Certified Interior Designer, Redesign and Home Staging Professional as well as a Certified Color expert. Therefore I am can assist with questions regarding space planning and furniture arrangement, color selection, art and accessory placement. I am also able to answer questions regarding the selection and sourcing of furniture and flooring materials as well as custom window treatments.


I started in the industry as a design consultant in the custom window treatment and home furnishings industry. I have gone on to establish my own full service interior decorating business, Kimberly Boyer Interiors, with specialities in redesign, home staging and color consultations. I was also a featured designer on MyHome2.0 a Verizon Fios sponsered Home Technology Makeover Show.

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