Adding a 12x18 rug to your home is an investment that will instantly change the look and feel of any space. These high-quality floor coverings come in a wide range of colors, styles, and materials, so there's something for every occasion. You'll even find some durable options that work well for busy households, exposed areas, and outdoor decorating.
We hope you'll enjoy our wide selection as you look for your favorite 12x18 area rugs. With options from top brands like Safavieh, Dalyn, Loloi Rugs, Surya, and Jaipur Living, you're sure to find a rug that you love.
Using a 12x18 Rug
A 12x18 rug will require at least 16'x22' of space. This size leaves two feet of exposed flooring between the walls and the rug's edges to avoid creating a crowded look. If you don't have this much room, try a smaller option like a 12x15 rug or a 10x14 rug for a better fit.
Below, we've highlighted some of our favorite ways to use 12x18 area rugs in and around the home for those who'd like more inspiration:
The living room is an excellent spot for a 12x18 rug if you have enough room. With a rug this size, it'll hold all of your furniture with all four legs on the rug.
Try a 12x18 wool rug for extra soft and luxurious flooring in a low-traffic home. If your home has high traffic, a durable 12x18 jute rug or an indoor/outdoor material will be easier to maintain.
If you're decorating a patio or deck, a 12x18 outdoor rug will make your space more comforting and inviting to guests. You can place it under your patio dining table or across a large portion of open deck space for better definition.
For a natural option, consider an outdoor treated 12x18 sisal rug. A sisal rug can also work well to protect the interior or exterior entryway of your home.
With so many 12x18 area rugs to choose from, you're probably eager to start comparing your favorite options. Before you buy, though, we recommend taking a look at the tips below to make sure you get the perfect rug for your home:
Measure Carefully: A 12x18 rug requires at least 16'x22' of exposed floor space. This leaves 24" of floor between the edges of the rug and the wall to prevent crowding. Measure your space carefully to make sure you have enough room for your new rug, and buy a size down if you need to.
Consider Durability: Pick a material for your rug that's durable enough for your household. You want something that you can keep clean and beautiful for years to come. Think about the soil, moisture, sunlight, and shoe traffic exposure in the area you're furnishing for the best results.
Get a Rug Pad: A pad will prevent sliding damage on the pile and backing of your rug. We recommend adding a quality pad to your cart before checkout to protect your rug from day one.
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