Area rugs come in many interesting shapes, and one of these shapes is oval. Have you ever thought of using an oval area rug at home? If you don't already own such a rug at home and would like to try one out, here are some things to remember.

First of all determine exactly where you want to place the oval area rug. You need to have a specific place in mind, and not just have a rough idea. Once you have determined where, you need to measure that space so that you can get the best sized rug to fit it with.

Let's say you want to use an oval area rug in the living room. If you want a large rug, first measure the whole living room. Don't forget to consider in other factors like the doors and vents as these can affect how you place the rug. Now that you have the measurement of the room, subtract 24 inches from each measurement. This will give you the length and width of the rug that you should look for.

If on the other hand you want an oval area rug for a more intimate and personal setting, then you won't need to measure the whole living room. Instead you just need to measure the furnished area of ​​the room. Similarly, subtract 24 inches from these measurements and you will get a suitably sized rug for your room. In the case of the living room, you should have all your furniture pieces entirely off or on the rug. The only exception should be your sofa, which you can position with its two back legs on the floor if you want to. Oval wool and polypropylene area rugs are great in places like the living room.

This measurement process is a bit different if you want to use the rug in your dining room. To get a rug size for this area, you need to measure the length and width of your dining table. Now add 54 inches to both measurements. This will provide you with a nice 27 inch of space on all sides, so that you rug can accommodate all your chairs, even when your chairs are all pulled back from the table. Oval braided area rugs work best in the dining area for a charming country look.

Picking out the right sized oval area rugs is easy if you know how. Once you have the right measurements for your rug, you can go on to pick the best material, color and design.



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