Selecting the Right Size Rug

Okay, you have all your furniture in place. But how do you know the right rug size? Selecting the right size rug can be a difficult decision. In other words which size rug is right for which room.

Selecting the Right Size Rug for your Living Room

Selecting the right rug size is simple when you know where to start. At Sandra Asdourian Interiors we begin with the floor plan. This will determine the size rug. In other words, measuring the space you’d like the rug to fit. As an example, pick a size that frames your furniture. In the photo below this three by five is too small. It doesn’t match the scale of the room or furniture. However, by underlying it with a larger rug, it frames the furniture beautifully.

Selecting the right size rug with a  Smaller Rug over a larger rug to fill the space
A Smaller Rug over a larger rug to fill the space

For a larger room use a large rug. This way all the furniture sits on the rug. This Twelve by 14 is just right and fits under the legs of all the furniture.

For a larger room use a large rug that can sit all the furniture
For a larger room use a large rug that can sit all the furniture

Dining Rooms: Selecting the Right Rug Size

For a dining room layout, measure the length and width of your dining table. Also, add two feet on each side for the chairs. Confirming that when the chairs pull out they still sit on the rug, not the floor. This will give you the correct rug size. Moreover, most dining tables will require a rug that’s at least eight feet wide. This one is an eight by 10 and you’ll see that there are two feet on either side of the table.

Selecting the right size rug for a dining room table.
Dining Table with the correct size rug

Options for Bedroom: Selecting the Right Size Rug

For bedroom layouts where the beds against the wall. I like a rug that extends from the bottom two-thirds of the bed. Similarly, you could also place two runners on each side or a single runner at the foot of the bed.

bedroom layouts where the beds against the wall
bedroom layouts where the beds against the wall

Different Types of Area Rugs

Once you know your size, think about materials, how much traffic and use does the room get. As an example, natural rugs are woven from plants like jute and sisal. Above all, they’re resistant to wear and tear, so they’re great for rooms with lots of foot traffic.

Sisal Rug with two small tables
Sisal Rug

The construction of wool rugs is more delicate. Cotton or wool yarns are inserted through a woven base to create piles that are then caught or looped to create texture. Over-dyed or distressed rugs usually, combine a flat weave technique with heavy dyeing or washing. This gives the rug a vintage feel that’s good for moderate foot traffic.

Selecting the Right Size Rug with this wool rug
Wool Rug

In conclusion, once you’ve chosen a rug. It’s good to place a rug pad under it. For instance, it keeps your rug in place, extends its lifetime, and makes it even softer underfoot. Also, for more on flooring, read our blog on Designing from the Floor Up

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A Veteran Comes Home

What makes a house a home? On June 25th, 2019 a veteran comes home. Corporal Kevin Palacios a Purple Heart recipient. He was injured twice by IED blasts in Afghanistan. Was awarded a mortgage-free home. By The Fairway Foundation for the Veteran House Giveaway. Working in conjunction with The Interior Design Society PIF (Pay It Forward) committee and NARI.

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Shopping with an Interior Designer

Designing a room starts with an idea, that develops into a design plan, the color scheme and also the sourcing. Shopping with an Interior Designer we source all the products needed to design a beautiful space. How do we find all these pieces? I regularly shop ” for the trade only” vendors and regional design shows such as the ICFF in NYC and Fort Lauderdale FL.

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Is Your Guest Bedroom Guest Ready?

With summer just around the corner. Is your guest bedroom, guest ready? Now is the perfect time to get your guest bedroom in top shape before your first guests arrive. In other words by following these simple guild lines it’ll be smooth sailing for you and your guests.

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Beach Shore line

Going Coastal: Designing with Coastal

Nothing is more relaxing and soothing as a day at the beach. Just dreaming of those summer breezes can warm you up! So are you ready to start going coastal: designing with coastal. If you are looking for some coastal inspiration look no further. In other words start checking out these design inspirational tips, photos and links to create an amazing coastal home.

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Sandra Asdourian Interiors Babylon NY Naples FL Styling your bed greens

Styling Your Bed like a Stylist

Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom. Having a plan for your bedding will help give you the best nights sleep. Did you know that you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping. Why not enjoy it! By styling your bed like a stylist you will have a comfortable, crisp and stylish bed for years to come.

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Sandra Asdourian Interiors % Fresh Design Solutions for spring

5 Design Solutions for Spring

Spring is in the air. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the days are longer! So amazing and wonderful! Therefore it’s the perfect time to share with you 5 Design Solutions for Spring to transform your home. For instance maybe its time to add a few fresh design ideas to your space.

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Sandra Asdourian Interiors Wood Floors

Designing from the Floor Up

When I begin designing a space it’s usually from the floor up. It’s important to know what flooring is in place before I start choosing furniture, color schemes or décor accessories.

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Sandra Asdourian Interiors Gallery wall

Art & Design in Interior Design

Creating an amazing interior design starts with scale, balance, function and mood of a space. In other words, the Art & Design In Interior Design work together for a room to feel balanced. All the elements of the room must work together with the scale and mood. Also its important the function of the space works for the people living in it. But the artwork is for the shear pleasure of the viewer.

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Sandra Asdourian Interiors bedroom with greenery

Adding a little Greenery to your Home

Ok so maybe you don’t have a green thumb but you can still add a little greenery to your home. After all, silk roses look amazing and last forever! In addition, even if you stick with silk or artificial plants. You can still get the look of real live plants. No judgments!

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Sandra Asdourian Interiors Blue master bedroom with sunburst mirror

Decorating with Sunburst Mirrors

Have you noticed the trend toward sunburst wall mirrors in design. In addition a sunburst mirror adds a timeless design element.

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the perfect drapery for your home

Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Draperies and curtains are the frames for your windows. In addition to finding the perfect drapery placement for your home. Interior designers get so many questions from clients on the height and width their drapery should hang. Therefore lets jump right in to it.

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living room with natural tones

Interior Designer Sandra Asdourian

Hello everyone! I’m Interior Designer Sandra Asdourian. We are based in Babylon Village NY and Naples FL. I wanted to introduce myself to all of you. Also to share a little bit about my background and our design studio.

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Dining Room with Chandelier

Enough lighting in each room in your house

Do you have enough lighting in each room in your house? Lighting a room is probably the number one thing you can do to change the vibe and mood of a space. In addition to helping you see in the evenings. In essence applying strategic lighting for every day tasks will make your life easier.

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Beautiful Table Settings

Beautiful table settings. Don’t you love setting a beautiful table. Moreover when friends and family gather together. Setting a beautiful table is for any time of the year. In other words, not just the holidays. As a result, it got me thinking. About the decorating, entertaining, friends, family. And most importantly of creating memorable moments.

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Gray sofa with blue walls and navy pillows

Couples Blending their design styles

  It’s a super big commitment getting married or moving in together, you and your boyfriend/ husband are so happy in your new home. In addition, the realization that as a couple you have to blend your design styles.

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Sandra Asdourian Modeling for Spin Magazine

NYC Fashion Model to Interior Designer

So how did a NYC Fashion Model to Interior Designer happen? One day a client asked me how I stared in interior design and how I started my interior design business. In other words, what was my journey to were I am today. Well that got me thinking about the steps that brought me from being a NYC Fashion Model to being an Interior Designer.

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Interior Design Color Trends for 2019

Interior Design Color Trends 2019

Each year the Interior Design Color Trends 2019 from Benjamin Moore are released. They are an interesting mix of soft to bold colors. As an interior design professional I get so excited. For instance, pale creams to bold greens are the hottest color trends for 2019.

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Veteran House Project

This project is for a wonderful cause. The home will be given to a veteran that was a heart purple heart recipient. The Veteran House Project is a three bedroom home in Mastic. The Fairway Foundation donated the house. As a result of rising money from many generous donations.

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Interior Designer in Charleston SC


As an Interior Designer visiting Charleston SC I was very interested in history and my mother is from the south (Atlanta, GA). My husband and I decided why not head on down to Charleston SC. Since it’s already hot in NY lets hit the real heat of the south and go on down to Charleston in July! So we took a little vacation down to Charleston.  Boy this is a beautiful, historic and the southern hospitality is all so true! We loved all the history in Charleston from the Revolutionary war and the Civil War.

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