It’s a scenario we hear about over and over again: You roll out what you think will be the perfect rug for your space, only to find that it’s the wrong size. Maybe you’ve inherited a rug, are bringing one from a previous home into a new space, or simply ordered the wrong size (no judgment—it happens!). Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help you find a solution and create a space that’s beautiful, comfortable, and feels just like home. Keep reading to see what you should if you order the wrong size rug!
Return it for the right size.
We know it’s not always possible to return your rug and get a new size. Especially if it’s one you already own from a previous home! But if you can, it’s worth the effort to get the correct size. And if you’ve ordered through Rugs USA, we make that super easy to do! You have 30 days from receiving your order to roll out your rug and decide if it’s right, and if it isn’t, we’re happy to take it back and help you find the correct size. You can kick off the return process by going to the link here. And if you have any questions about sizing before placing a new order, check out all of our posts about measuring and selecting the right size here!
Try layering over or under another rug.
The layered look is one of our favorites—it’s the perfect way to add extra texture and visual interest to your space! But we also consider it to be one of our back-pocket tricks for making too-small rugs work within a larger room. We love layering a smaller patterned rug on top of neutral woven jute style, but there are so many other ways to bring the layered look home. Read up on how to do it in our thorough guide here!
Roll it out in another room.
We know, we know—this doesn’t sound like the most ideal solution, especially because we know so many people decorate their rooms and create a vision around a specific rug. But hear us out! Take stock of the rugs in your home, and think about if it makes sense size- and design-wise to do a little rug swap amongst a few spaces (or more!). You never know—you might be surprised with how it turns out and love it even more than the original plan.
Pair it with another rug.
Not to be confused with the layering concept we mentioned earlier, this technique is about using two smaller rugs in the same room next to or near each other, as you can see in the living/dining space from the photo above. We love doing this in large or open floor plan spaces to carve out individual “rooms” within the larger area—and it’s the perfect way to roll out rugs that might be too small for another room!
What Not to Do:
Now that you have a few ideas on what to do if you order the wrong size rug, here are a few things we’d stay away from:
Cut it yourself. If you’re thinking about taking a pair of scissors to your rug, don’t! Unfinished edges can be unsightly. And depending on the weave, cutting the rug will make it unravel. If you want to make the rug smaller, have it resized by a professional who can cut it and re-bind the edges in the proper manner.
Curl or cram it up against the wall. If your rug is too big, don’t force it in the space by cramming it up against the wall! This can damage the rug and cause it to be permanently curled or warped.
Crowd furniture on it. This will make the room feel smaller and the people in it feel cramped—and you want to always take proper advantage of all the space in your home!