Choosing the Perfect Rug

Choosing the right rug can be a quite the undertaking. Follow this guide to take the stress and guessing out of finding the right size rug for your living space. The front legs of your sofa and chairs should fit on top of the rug. When in doubt, go big. Choosing a too-small rug can make your space feel smaller than it is. For gracious spaces, aim for a generously sized fit so all furniture sits completely within its borders. Always allow for 12"-18" between the rug and the walls to avoid the wall-to-wall carpet look.

For the Dining Area, refer to the size of the table. Whether the table is rectangular, square or round, the rug should extend at least 24 inches on all sides so when a guest pushed-back chair can still fit within its range. For Bedrooms, a nice option is for a a larger rug to fit under a king or queen bed and create a landing zone on either side. If the Master Bedroom is smaller, perhaps two small rugs on either side of the bed. For smaller bedrooms with two twin beds - large shared rug, a runner or a small rug between the two or small rugs on either side. With Kitchen & Entry Stick with a narrow runner placed between the sink and cooktop or the island and perimeter. You can opt for a petite area rug 24" x 36" or 36" x 60" for these areas. An Outdoor Area can have a bigger rug so you can cozy up a back porch by adding a Polypropylene rug that is 12", 18" to 24" shorter than the space’s perimeter. We realize that rooms come in different shapes and sizes, but that doesn't mean you should settle for an area rug with a wonky fit. We offer many custom rug option from cotton to wool to performance fibers. There are hundreds of styles of rugs that can be custom cut to fit any space.

Once size is determined - select the pattern, color and material that best suits the space. From durable performance fibers to soft, lightweight cotton and the finest hand-knotted wool. We have rug collections that are handcrafted by master artisans in India using quality materials.


  • The front legs of your sofa and chairs should fit on top of the rug.
  • When in doubt, go big. Choosing a too-small rug can make your space feel smaller than it is.
  • For gracious spaces, aim for a generously sized fit so all furniture sits completely within its borders.
  • Always allow for at least 1 foot between the rug and walls to avoid it looking like wall-to-wall carpeting.


  • Your rug should fit comfortably under all your bedroom furniture, including side tables.
  • Leave at least 18"-24" of floor exposed around the edges.
  • For a budget-friendly option, use one rug to fill in the open area next to an off-centered bed. Or, place two equally sized smaller rugs on either side of a centered bed.
  • With twin beds, choose a large rug that fits comfortably underneath both or a smaller one that covers the lower two-thirds of the beds.


  • The rug should be centered under the table but still large enough that chairs fit comfortably on it even when pulled out. 
  • Leave at least 18"-24" between chair backs and the rug’s edge. 
  • Opt for the rug size that accommodates the largest length or diameter of the table. 


Chapter 1- Sizes

  • Small Rugs
  • Entry Rug
  • Living Area Rugs
  • Oversized Rugs
  • Kitchen Runner
  • Stair Runner
  • Round Rugs
  • Oval Rugs
  • Custom Sized Rugs

Chapter 2- Material

  • Jute
  • Polypropylene
  • Cotton
  • Wool
  • Sisal
  • Viscose
  • Polyester
  • PET

Chapter 3-Color

  • Dark Blue
  • Light Blue
  • White
  • Ivory
  • Tan
  • Aqua
  • Green
  • CoralRed
  • Multi

Chapter 4- Pattern & Style

  • Geometric
  • Narrow Stripes
  • Wide Stripes
  • Medallion
  • Herringbone
  • Diamond
  • Paisley
  • Grid
  • Random
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Designing the Interior

Design Assistance

Our Boat House Design team is available for all your design needs. Whether you want to stop by the showroom for an appointment or give us a call. We are here for you -near of far. Just call, click or chat!

Living Room Layout  

Where should my seating go, how big should my coffee table be and what size rug should get to anchor all my pieces? The answer to these questions and more are found in our Furniture Buying Guide.

Rugs for Every Room

We offer an extensive selection of family, pet and guest-friendly rugs in classic neutrals, shades blues and variations of grays, pastels or fun, bright colors.Our rugs are available in a wide range of patterns, prints and stripes. Feel good about your rug investment with durable and yet comfortable materials like cotton, jute, sisal, fibers for outdoor, wool and more. There's no doubt you'll find one, two or three for your home.

Selecting the Perfect Sofa

Find out what some of the buying details are for purchasing the perfect sofa for your space. Kids, Dogs, Entertaining - we got you covered....literally.

Furniture Construction

Kiln-dried recycled, sustainable hardwoods, 8-way hand-tied spring, eco-friendly fillings, superior reinforced joints are just some of the construction details found in our slipcovered lines.

All Slipcovered Furniture

Custom-made Slipcovered Furniture is our specialty! From Sofas, Sectionals, Love Seats, Chairs, Ottomans and Headboards. The style and fabric choices are endless.

Fabric Selections

Within each slipcovered seating collection, we offer hundreds of fabric choices from cotton twills, linens, performance fabrics and more in a multitude of color ways: white, tans, creams, blues, corals and grays.

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Sectional Shape & Directional Tips

Have a nice size living or bonus room that would be perfect for a nice, big sectional or how about a nice petite sectional with a loveseat paired with a lounge? Either preference, we have one for you.

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Lighting & Lamps 

Whether you are in the market for table lamps, sconces, floor lamp, chandelier or even a desk lamp, we have a wide variety in multiple finishes and styles. No room for a side table & lamp? Try a unique coastal style floor lamp instead. Our collections are hand-selected by a team of designers to fit any look.

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Nautical Lighting

Salvaged from coasts and ship wreckage located all over the world, we are your source for authentic nautical lighting. These lights can be used as decor or serve a functional purpose when wired. From dock lights, passageway lights, a nautical spot light or a vintage lantern - these pieces help create a vintage feel and evoke that seaside vibe for the home.

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Home Decor & Accent Pieces

Our Boat House is a one stop shop for all those unique coastal accent pieces and fine decor. Real, authentic coral, shells, hand-crafted wooden games, quote books, coffee table books, sea glass balls, telescopes, vintage trunks, bowls, baskets and more. So many little finds accentuate the interiors and define the desired style.

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Outdoor Furniture

Our Collections of Outdoor Furniture truly stand out. Each piece is uniquely crafted while being beautifully timeless. We provide high quality, sophisticated products with traditional and stylish craftsmanship with innovative, durable & diverse materials. Our pieces will be around for generations to come whether it's on the porch, patio, deck or poolside.

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Nautical Decor 

We offer a wide variety of vintage oars, lobster traps, sea glass balls as well as ship salvage from coastal towns all over the word. Every piece tells a story and has texture, age and unique finishes from yesteryear. There's also a vast array of unique decor and accessories to complete the coastal look you want for every room in your home.

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Outdoor Living

Shop selections found in our Outdoor Living Collections. Whether you need a perfect piece for your next beach outing or some fun, but useful decorative items for the deck, pool, garden, courtyard, patio or porch.From hammocks, planters, torches, umbrellas to pillows and rugs - we have you covered - or out in the open sky!

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Bedding Options

We've taken the guesswork out of textile designs by choosing coordinating colors and patterns that will complement any bedroom. Choose from exclusive designs, luxurious comfort and exceptional quality for everyone. Let us help create a dreamy retreats for the master suite and guest rooms so everyone is settled and relaxed for an embracing, comfortable night's rest.

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Pillow Guide

It's no secret we love our pillows when it comes to adding to the finished room. Pillows add comfort, style, design, texture and definition to a space. Our pillow selections are unique, colorful, bright, patterned. We also have calm, muted patterns, abstract, geometric or soft floral prints. There will be a pillow to coordinate with any decor. Shop by color or style in the Pillow Section.