Choosing the right size rug can be challenging. You'll need to decide where you want to place the rug and make sure that there's enough space around the perimeter of the rug so that it doesn't look overly crowded. To help you choose the perfect size rug for your space, we've put together a simple rug size guide. Use the guidelines illustrated below to find the right size rug for every room in your home.
Living Room Rug Size Guide
A beautiful accent to a landing zone in a living room would be a 3'x5' rug. If you want to float the rug in the middle of your sitting area, beneath the coffee table, select a smaller rug than the sofa. We usually advise that all legs on top of the rug be placed towards its center.
A 5'x7' rug is usually large enough to accommodate a small seating area with two chairs and a sofa. We recommend that the front legs of your furniture be on the rug to avoid it seeming as if it's floating. If you want to visually enlarge a small living area, choose lighter rug colors.
An 8'x10' rug is large enough to accommodate most living room seating configurations. To achieve a cozy intimacy,place all legs of your sofa and chairs on the rug, or you may choose to place only the front legs on the rug with the back legs off to create a more open feel.
For larger living rooms, a 9'x12' rug will accommodate most living room furniture. All legs of the sofa and chairs should be placed on a rug this size. If you have even more space, try 10' x 14' or an extra large rug. Oversize rugs make a strong design statement and pull together your decor, creating a dramatic look while still allowing you to create intimate conversation areas.
Dining Room Rug Size Guide
Looking for a rug to fit beneath a round dining table?. Selecting a round rug is a great look and is a good choice when space is tight. To select the correct round rug size, add three to four feet to each side of your table's measurements. For a fourtop table, a rug that is 6' or 8' round is ideal. Another great design trick is to use a round rug under a square table for a dramatic, geometric effect.
The ideal size for a table for 6 is an 8'x10' rug. This size allows you to effortlessly move the dining chairs around with all legs remaining on the rug. An 8x10 rug beneath a six-person dining table can make your dining room feel inviting. This works for both rectangular and oval table configurations.
A table for 8 or more chairs looks best on a 9'x12' rug, providing adequate space for all of the chairs to be fully on the rug For a more dramatic look. Select a 10'x14' rug that will cover most of the floor. A good design rule of thumb is to leave at least one foot of flooring exposed around your rug.
Bedroom Rug Size Guide
1 Twin Bed
The standard size for a queen bed is 60'x80'. A 6'x9' or 8'x10' rug looks great beneath a queen bed, the latter covering more of the flooring beneath the bed and nightstands. Depending on your room size, you may also achieve this full coverage look by selecting a 9'x12' or larger rug. You can also use two 2'x6' runner rugs on each side of the bed for a luxurious feel that’s a bit more budget friendly.
A king-sized bed will require a 9'x12' rug. The rug should be placed under the bed, leaving the nightstands and rear legs of the bed off. This arrangement softens the corners of a standard or California king bed. If you have extra room, a 10'x14' rug might make your bedroom more dramatic covering most of the bedroom floor area For a more affordable options, frame your king bed or California king bed with 2'x7' runners along the sides.
Kitchen Rug Size Guide
Bathroom Rug Size Guide
Outdoor Rug Size Guide