June 25, 2021 Tips
How to Pick the Perfect Sized Rug For Your Space
One of the biggest decisions (sometimes literally) you’ll make in decorating your home is choosing the right rug for your space. So we’ve gathered up our favorite pro-tips, questions, and encouragements we offer customers in the shop, and are sharing them here to help you find the perfect rug for your home too! If you have any questions after reading, or want some one-on-one advice for selecting the right rug for your space, you can always email Cate here.
By Autumn Jordan
For many, the living room is the heart of the home a space where we gather with friends more casually and enjoy nights with our families. Our Flat Weave Wool Rugs can either become the centerpiece of your room (we’re looking at you, Agnes - Rust + Symmetrical Mess - Light), but can also echo the pieces that make this room feel like home in more subtle designs like Spaces Indigo or Stone. Durable and reversible, these rugs will feel cozy underfoot, while surviving the occasional wine spill or late night dance party.
In the living room, bigger is better! We recommend scaling your rug size based on your sofa or seating area. For a two-seat sofa, we would recommend starting with a 4'x6' rug, and scaling up for a three-seat sofa or sectional with either a 5'x7' or 8'x10' rug.
Taking your first steps of the day on something cozy can set a softer tone for the day ahead. Our Dream Rug - Bright is the perfect pairing for a neutral or all-white bedroom. If you would like something extra plush underfoot, our Pile Rugs are hand-knotted and come in four soothing designs.
For the bedroom, we love flanking any size bed with two 2'x3' rugs. Punctuating the end of a full- or queen-sized bed with a 3'x5' rug or the end of a king-sized bed with a 4'x6' rug can create a focal point and help extend the visual length of a room. If you want the feeling of literally sleeping on clouds, a 8'x10' or 9'x12' rug can be anchored beneath the entire bed.
Our Bath Mats are the perfect bathroom rug. They’re 100% cotton, so they’re super absorbent and comfy. Leave one right outside your tub or shower for ease and comfort when stepping out. They also can be thrown right into the washing machine when ready to clean. We recommend hang drying for increased longevity.
Our 21" x 33" classic bath mat size perfectly fits next to most tubs and showers. This size also works next to your bathroom vanity to keep your feet cozy while you brush your teeth. For bigger bathrooms, we recommend sizing up to our 3'x5' or 4'x6' styles. Have a bathroom that’s not a perfect rectangle? We love layering our sizes and styles to perfectly accommodate your space’s needs.
Now that dinner parties are on the horizon, it’s time to find the perfect rug for your dining room. We recommend both our Flat Weave Rugs and Wool-Cotton blends as they’re easy to keep clean and look gorgeous in bigger rug sizes (5'x7', 6'x9', and on!) These rugs can be vacuumed, shaken out, and spot treated to keep them looking nice and neat for you and your guests.
Our 5'x7' rugs fit perfectly under a four-person table, and our 6'x9', 8'x10', and 9'x12' sizes are great if you have a six- or eight-person table.
At MINNA, we believe every room calls for a rug, even the kitchen! Think about all the time you spend on foot in this space—and how a rug can help you break up the space, or provide a little padding underfoot while washing dishes or preparing vegetables. Since the kitchen is likely the space in your home most prone to messes, we would recommend any of our Cotton Mats for ease of care (you can throw them in the wash!), or our Wool Flat Weave Rugs for their durability (you can shake these out, flip these over, or vacuum).
Try a 21" x 33" Cotton Mat in front of the sink or stove (we love mixing-and-matching designs) or a Runner along the length of your counter. If you have a small table-for-two or breakfast nook, our Palm Rugs are a great option for small nooks.
Our Wool Flat Weave Rugs are durable and reversible, perfect for a highly trafficked like your entryway. These rugs can be vacuumed, shaken out, and even lint rolled if your furry friend decides it’s their new favorite place to nap.
The 2'x3' size rests perfectly next to the front door and our bolder styles (Cubitos, Agnes - Rust, and Symmetrical Mess) can still make a statement while remaining small. For an entryway that leads into a hallway, we recommend our new Rug Runners. They’re 2.5'x8' and come in some of our favorite styles, ranging from neutral to colorful, so there’s something for everyone.
Have a little one just starting to crawl or a kid who loves playing on the floor? Our 100% Cotton Mats, made of recycled cotton, are just the thing for their room. These plush rugs are equal parts comfy and functional. Throw them right in the washing machine whenever you want them fresh and clean. Leave the rug to hang dry for a bit, and it'll be ready to go right back into your little one’s bedroom.
Our Steps Mat - Beige 21" x 33" size fits perfectly alongside a crib or twin bed, and is made from 100% organic un-dyed cotton. Size up to 3'x5' or 4'x6' if you’re looking for a rug to grow with your child.