There’s something magical about good custom area rugs. It can transform a space into one that feels warm and inviting. Certain spaces in your home, like the entryway, offer a great opportunity to make a statement or tell a story with an area rug’s design.

However, not all rooms are created equal, so why do rugs seem to only come in the rectangular shape? Not to mention that most manufacturers only make an offer standard sizes. But what if your room is too big or has odd dimensions? Any standard rectangular rug will struggle to fit the space.

This is where custom area rugs can bring a lot of value. They’re made in all kinds of shapes and sizes. If you’re unsure if a custom-made area rug is a right choice for you, here are a few reasons you should consider to help you make the decision.

Angled or Curved Walls

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Rooms aren’t always your standard square or rectangle. Through angled or even curved walls, there are a lot of shapes that your room can take—from trapezoids to ovals. If your space has an angled or curved wall, you’re going to want to create your own custom shaped rug.

For angled walls, create a custom rug with one of the corners clipped. Before ordering, make sure you have the correct dimensions so the manufacturer can cut the corner with precision. Without a corner cut rug, you’ll have to settle for an area rug that’s too small for the space and leaves the angled part of the room uncovered, creating an awkward void of empty space.

For curved walls, take the same approach but with a curved edge instead. Common curved area rugs are often semi-circles, ovals, and rounds, but if you need a unique shape, try drawing a diagram for your manufacturer. This ensures that the rug is cut to match the exact shape you need.

The Room is Either Very Small or Very Large

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A small rug in a large room looks almost as awkward as a large rug in a small room. The bottom line is that in both scenarios, the standard rug creates an awkward space that’s difficult to design around. Either the room drowns in floor coverings or feels oddly empty. Fortunately, a custom rug is guaranteed to fill the space without becoming overwhelming. Once you decide how much floor you want to leave uncovered, you can design a custom rug that is the perfect fit for your large or small room.

Your Fireplace Sticks Out

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Fireplaces typically have hearths that expand out from the walls a couple feet. While this creates a warm and inviting space, it also makes it hard to find the right area rug. With a hearth to work around, a rectangle or square rug will have a difficult time hugging around the corners of the hearth, leaving plenty of empty space near your wall. This creates a gap that’s strange to look at. By designing a custom rug to fit around the hearth, you can avoid creating those empty spaces and fill out the room.

Wall-to-Wall is a Necessity

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For lofted areas or great rooms that you’ll need to fill, a custom rug is the only way you’re going to cover your floor properly wall-to-wall. This is especially important if you want to protect your hardwood floors from heavily trafficked areas of your home like the family room and hallways.

So, now that you’ve chosen to go with a custom-made area rug, let’s go over the steps to follow to successfully complete this creative process.

Step 1: Choose Your Custom Area Rug Design

Designer area rugs available at Avalon Flooring

To start, it’s best to check out our area rug selection at one of our 14 locations. This will help give you an idea of what style, color and even shape you would want to go with.

Step 2: Choose Your Custom Are Rug Finishing

Depending on your rug material/what your rug is made out of, your custom area rug can be beautifully framed using any of the common finishes, to learn more about area rug finishes, check out our other blog here.

Step 3: Choose The Size and Shape of Your Custom Area Rug 

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Next is to decide which shape would be the best to help suit your decorative needs. It’s completely understandable that a standard rectangular shaped rug won’t work in many kinds of rooms, that’s why there’s the joy of custom made area rugs. Architectural features like fireplaces, bookcases, nooks under stairs, etc. can add a lot of charm to a space, but also make it hard to choose from the standard rectangular shapes. So, a custom designed area rug can be made to fit your space perfectly.

Custom area rugs are unique one-of-a-kind styles. These rugs can be purchased or created by you to complement your design and color concept, there are so many options to choose from.


At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

If you have any questions, please email us.