A 4x7 rug is an excellent choice for areas with limited space. Whether you’re decorating a small apartment living area or protecting the entryway to your house, this rug size has you covered.
As you shop for your favorite 4x7 area rug, we hope you’ll enjoy our selection from trusted brands such as Safavieh, Couristan, Nourison and more. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, check out our4x6 area rugs for over 1,000 additional options.
Using a 4x7 Rug
A 4x7 rug is a smaller option, perfect for a room that's around 8'x11'. The additional square footage makes sure you maintain a border of 24" between the edges of the rug and the walls. The exposed floor helps your room look intentional and avoids a crowded appearance.
If you're pressed for extra space, this rug can fit in a 6'x9' room, with 12" of exposed flooring on all sides. A minimum of 12" around the rug prevents visual overwhelm and anchors the furniture in the room.
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite ways to use a 4x7 area rug throughout the home. Keep reading if you’d like more inspiration:
If you have a small living area, a 4x7 vintage rug can make it look more refined. Place the rug in the center of your seating arrangement, underneath the coffee table. Depending on your furniture, the rug may accommodate the front legs of your couch, chairs, and/or loveseat.
You can use a 4x7 rug outdoors on your exterior walkway or indoors in your home's entryway. Look for an indoor/outdoor material that's easy to clean and resistant to soil, moisture, and UV exposure for the best results. And don't worry about using an outdoor rug indoors. Many are so soft that your guests will never know the difference.
Indoors, you can also opt for a 4x7 jute rug. Jute is a natural plant fiber that’s durable and long-lasting.
Buying a new 4x7 area rug is exciting, and we're sure you're eager to get started. But before you purchase your new rug, please check out the tips and hints below to make sure you get what you need the first time:
Measure Carefully: The wrong size of rug can ruin your design. A 4x7 area rug needs at least 8'x11' of space to keep the standard 24" between the edge of the rug and the wall. You can double-check the size by outlining a 4'x7' area in masking tape on your floor.
Consider Durability: Pick a material that’s durable enough for the space you’re decorating. Base your choice on the traffic, soil, moisture, sunlight, and shoe exposure in your home and room. You want something that you can keep clean for years of enjoyment.
Get a Rug Pad: Rug pads prevent sliding damage to the backing and pile of your rug, extending its life. We recommend adding a 4x7 rug pad to your cart before you check out with your new 4x7 rug to make sure it’s protected from day one.
Ideas and Advice
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