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The Retailer’s Quick Guide To Buying Rugs

In this VHC Brands products post, we are going to go from big to small in our rug talk; we will start with our biggest rugs and finish with our smallest – but crazy-popular – rugs. VHC Brands, Inc. offers wholesale kitchen rugs, jute and braided rugs, round rugs, and large area bedroom rugs, and living room rugs that coordinate with or complement our other major home textile lines. Rugs are the pinch hitter of the home décor plan, fitting any look and any size space when planned for properly.

No room in today’s farmhouse, country, rustic or traditional Americana home is complete without a large area rug. Area rugs anchor every room, adding warmth and the finishing decorator’s touch.

First, let’s do a quick overview of our largest area rugs. 60x96” rectangle and 60x96” oval rugs are wide enough to set the stage for an average-width couch, which is typically 83-86”. A large rug for the living area is properly scaled when it is wider than the couch, and is also placed under the front of the couch. Depending on what you have to work with in regarding room size, anything from “barely” under the couch, to almost under the back legs, is appropriate. Our largest round rug is 96” diameter: meaning a very large circle, 8 feet across by 8 feet across. Popular options include braided jute rugs, stenciled jute rugs, and solid or single color and natural jute braided. VHC typically stocks 20-30 options in our wholesale large area rugs. We also launch new designs each year.

Our next largest rugs are perfect as smaller sitting room or living room rugs, but are also purchased as kitchen rugs for the breakfast nook or casual dining area. 6' diameter rugs measure 72” across by 72” across, while we also have 48”x72” oval and rectangle sizes. The 48”x72” size is also great under a countertop bar seating area. Defining your kitchen zones with rugs is a great way to segment the open-plan dining/kitchen spaces so popular today.

We offer a large variety of 36”x60” rugs in rectangle and oval shapes. This size is perfect for kitchen work zones, but is equally popular as a bedroom rug on either side of the bed, or at the foot of the bed. If you have wood, laminate or hard surface floors in the bedroom, it’s always nice to step onto a throw rug when getting in and out of bed, since the rug is softer and warmer than the hard flooring. Many of our rugs are latex backed so slippage on hard surfaces is minimized. However, we still recommend a rug pad for all our jute rug, cotton rug, and braided rug products.

VHC Brands offers smaller door and entry rugs in a variety of shapes and sizes: 3 foot diameter round rugs, 24x36” rugs, 20x30” throw or doormat-style rugs, and half circle 16.5”x33” rugs. Dozens and dozens of braided and themed designs are available in these sizes, including Welcome Rugs and seasonal Christmas holiday rugs.

Stenciled star rugs are a year-round favorite of Americana, Prim and Rustic décor lovers, and our selection of star-studded rugs is as extensive as our selection of star-motif bedding.

To view our complete collection of wholesale rugs, visit our rug category page To purchase our rugs from a retailer, check with one of our hundreds of store dealers, or search for us by name online. Happy decorating and enjoy your VHC Brands area rug(s)!