If you’re looking for a 7 by 10 rug to redecorate your space, you’re in luck. A 7x10 area rug is a mid-sized option that’s perfect for almost any room of the house. And with hundreds of designs and colors to choose between, there’s something for every home.
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Using a 7x10 Area Rug
The first step to making sure a 7x10 area rug will fit in your home is checking measurements. You want to leave 24” between the edges of your rug and the wall for the best fit. With this in mind, a 7x10 rug would fit best in a space that’s 11’x14’ or larger. In outdoor settings and areas with limited room, you can get away with placing a 7x10 rug in a space that’s 9’x12’.
Below, we’ve outlined some of our favorite ways to use this versatile rug size throughout the home. Keep reading if you’d like extra inspiration.
If you’d like to use a 7x10 rug in living room arrangements, try it at the center of your seating area. Place the front two legs of your sofa, chair(s), and/or loveseat on the rug, and center the coffee table in the middle.
You can place a 7x10 rug under a king or queen bed. In either case, arrange it so that the bottom 80% of the bed is on the rug and the back legs are off. This placement also leaves the nightstands off the rug. You should have plenty of padded floor space to either side of the bed with this placement.
Patio or Entryway
A 7x10 outdoor rug can work well for defining a patio seating area or protecting a large entryway inside or outside of your home. Outdoor rugs are easier to keep clean than indoor rugs because they are treated to be resistant to soil, moisture, and (often) UV rays. Most are also soft enough for use in other busy indoor spaces.
Picking a new area rug is an exciting process, and we want you to get the best one for your home. Before you buy, we recommend checking out the tips below to help you avoid common buyer’s mistakes:
Measure Carefully: You'll need a room that's at least 11'x14' to accommodate your new 7x10 area rug. Please measure your space carefully to be sure it's a good fit, and don't hesitate to size up or down as needed. Our room visualizer is the perfect tool to help you visualize what your rug will look like in your space...be sure to give it a try.
Consider Durability: Pick a rug that’s durable enough for your home’s traffic levels. The more shoe traffic, moisture, soil, sunlight, and messes your rug is exposed to, the greater the need for durability.
Get a Rug Pad: Add a pad to your cart before buying your new 7 by 10 rug. Pads prevent sliding on hard floors, which would otherwise cause damage to the pile and backing of your rug.
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