A large 9x12 area rug can make a big impact in any room! One of the more popular sizes, a 9x12 rug can frame a queen or king size bed, ground a seating area, or add style to a dining room.
Be sure you're getting the perfect 9x12 rug for your space with these tips:
Allow 12"?-18"? of space between the edge of your rug and the wall. To make sure you select the right size, measure your room before you shop.
In the bedroom: add coziness and softness with a large area rug! A 9x12 rug is a great option as it works great with a variety of bed and room sizes.
Center a 9x12 area rug under a queen or king size bed to make the room feel larger and to add softness underfoot. Place nightstands completely on the rug on both sides of the bed. Note: anything smaller than an 8x10 or 9x12 for a king size bed will make the room appear out of proportion. Opt for bigger in these spaces!
For twin beds, take the bed's positioning and overall size of the room into consideration. Since twin beds are small, a 9x12 rug works wonderfully when placed under two twin beds in the same room.
In the dining room: a 9x12 area rug fits nicely under a large dining table with 6 to 8 chairs.
Typically, a rectangular rug is chosen for a large dining room but you can add some extra flair by choosing a round rug or a square rug. Whatever shape you choose, we recommend leaving about 24"? of space on all sides of the table so that chairs can stay completely on the rug, even when they're scooted out from the table.
The dining room is prone to spills. A low pile, easy to clean fiber such as a flat weave in wool or cotton are great choices. A low pile synthetic rug is also a good option.
In the living room: create a large space for friends and family to gather!
The 9x12 rug adds softness and style to the living room. In a small to medium sized room, place all furniture pieces completely on the rug.
In a large living room, place a 9x12 rug in the seating area, but simply put the front legs of the sofa and chairs on the rug.
When it comes to interior design, form follows function. The material and construction of your rug matter.
Consider how much traffic your rug will get. In high traffic areas, you'll want a rug thats durable and stain resistant. Try a wool or synthetic rug in a flat weave or hand tufted construction. A jute or sisal rug is also a great choice when you want extra durability.
If you're looking for something soft and cozy, try a rug in a thicker or longer pile. Wool and cotton are soft and cushy. Chenille or other synthetic materials are comfortable and inviting. Silk is another great option for adding softness and sheen.
In the dining room, you'll want something stain resistant. Wool, nylon, and some cotton rugs are stain resistant and easy to clean. Avoid natural fibers like jute because they absorb liquid, making stain removal tricky (i.e. red wine is nearly impossible to remove). Be sure to choose a lower pile or flat weave rug so that chairs can easily move across the rug.
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