Create Comfort Zones
To start, simply measure your room; then follow our room-by-room sizing guide to find the best fit. Keep in mind that the rug sizes shown are approximate measurements, and actual rug sizes will vary depending on the country of origin and the manufacturing technique. We also offer a custom rug program for creating special shapes and sizes for hard-to-fit areas.
Living Room & Family Room
The general rule for sizing a rug is to allow 12 to 18 inches of flooring to "frame" the rug. For a small room, 12 inches may be enough space. One large rug works best in a large room because it does not visually divide the room. However, if the room has several furniture groupings, each can be organized with rugs compatible in size and color but not necessarily matching.
5'x8' Rug lays in front of a sofa with all legs off the rug
8'x10' Rug allows the front legs of the sofa to sit on the rug, back legs off. This is the most popular size for a larger room.
9'x12' or 10'x14' Rug positions the front and back legs of the furniture on the rug. This size generally pulls the furniture together and elegantly defines a large space.
In a dining room, measure the length and width of the table. The rug needs to be large enough to allow chairs to be pushed back from the table without coming off the rug. This means that any of the chairs can be in a more conversational position before and after the meal without moving off the rug. Allow 30 inches on each side for chairs.
Rectangle dining table with six to ten chairs: 8'x10' up to 10'x14' rug
42” – 48” Round or Square table with four to six chairs: 6' to 8' round rug. Other options include placement of an 8'x8' square rug or 8‘x10' rug if the room can accommodate the size.
In bedrooms, one large rug is luxurious; the bed will cover the center of the rug with 3 sides of the rug extending out and round the bed. Two or three smaller equal-sized rugs used around the bed are another option. The soft comfort of a rug is most appreciated when stepping in and out of bed.
King or Queen Size Bed: 8'x10', 9'x12' or 10'x14'
Full or Twin Size Bed: 5'x8' or 8'x10'
Pair of Twins Beds: 9'x12'
Front Door Entry
Impress your guests and set the tone for your entire home with a stunning area rug in your entry hall. Better quality rugs are always recommended for high traffic areas.
Single Front Door: 3'x5', 4'x6' or 5'x8'
Double Front Doors: 5'x8' up to 8'x10'
In hallways, the length is optional. The rug will provide walkway cushion and reduce footstep sound. In a long hall, several coordinated runners equally spaced apart will work well and look interesting.
Bathroom & Special Spaces
Small round rugs and scatter size rugs are a popular and interesting option for bathrooms. You may also use a hallway runner along a double sink vanity or in a dressing area.
Patio and Balcony
An outdoor rug can complete a patio setting. Patio rugs should fit comfortably under a dining table set or seating arrangement.
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