How to size a rug
The perfect rug will instantly bring together any room’s design scheme. Fortunately, at Decorsify, we offer a large selection of rugs that can add style to spaces of all sizes. Our rug size guide below will teach you how to size a rug for every essential space in your home.
Your living room will always be one of your home’s most frequently used, and therefore important, rooms. For this reason, choosing the right rug for your living room should be a top priority. Here’s how to size a rug for a living room.
If you have a smaller floor plan, consider having your furnishings surround your rug. In this situation, go with a 5’ x 8’ rug. A rug of this size will distinguish and define your seating arrangement’s center area.
Legs Half On
For a mid-size floor plan, consider an 8’ x 10’ rug. With a rug of this size, you can position your furnishing’s front legs on the rug and then keep the rear legs off of the rug. Try to place six inches of the rug under a couch and allow it to cover about 75% of the space beneath a chair.
A 9’ x 12’ rug is ideal for a larger floor plan. This rug size will allow you to arrange all of your furniture on the rug. In other words, you can simply float your furnishings in the center of the rug. This is a magnificent option for keeping your living room feeling open but grounded.
Your master or guest bedroom should be an inviting space designed with total relaxation in mind. This means it needs the right-size rug to provide a cozy landing spot for your toes. Here’s how to size a rug for a bedroom.
Twin or Full Bed
If your bedroom includes a twin bed, consider placing the bed on a 5’ x 7’ area rug. This will help with maintaining visual balance in the room.
Perhaps your bedroom contains a queen bed. In this scenario, an 8’ x 10’ rug would fit your room perfectly.
Let’s say that your room is large enough to feature a king bed. Situate your bed on a 9’ x 12’ rug. Try to leave eight inches or more between your walls and the rug.
If your dining room table seats two to four people, choose a 4’ x 6’ rug or a 5’ x 7’ rug. These rug options are ideal for smaller eating spaces.
For a dining table that seats up to eight people, an 8’ x 10’ rug is generally a good fit. If your room is exceptionally large, go with a 9’ x 12’ area rug. You should have at least 24 inches of rug available on every side of the table. This will allow your chairs to remain on your rug even when they’re moved.
Square and Round Tables
The dining room rug size guidelines above are generally recommended for square tables. But let’s say that you have a round table that seats four to six people. Choose a 6’ round area rug for a four-seater, and choose an 8’ round area rug for a six-seater.
Rugs play an important role in adding a cozy touch to any child’s room. Here’s a rundown on how to size a rug that will be just right for their retreat space.
Twin or Full Bed
If your child or teen has a twin bed, a 5’ x 7’ area rug should be large enough to match the bed’s size.
For a teenager with a queen-size bed, you’ll need an 8’ x 10’ area rug for the room. A smaller rug will likely look visually awkward when paired with a bed of this size.
A 9×12 area rug is going to be your best bet for a master bedroom with a king-size bed. It’s big enough to cover space on either side of the bed, along with plenty of space at the end.
A typical hallway will accommodate a rug that is 2’ x 3’ or 2’ x 8’. However, if your hallway is extra long, consider covering it with a 2’ x 10’ rug.
Perhaps you have a large kitchen (200-plus square feet). Place a 5’ x 8’ area rug, 3’ x 8’ area rug, or 2’ x 3’ runner on each side of your kitchen island. A 2’ x 10’ runner may also span your sink’s and cabinets’ length. Try to leave the space in front of your stove and refrigerator clear.
If your kitchen is mid-size (a 100- to 200-square-foot space), choose a 5’ x 8’ or 3’ x 8’ rug. The rug should go near your stove or sink. Meanwhile, if you have a small kitchen (a 70-square-foot or smaller space), a 2’ x 3’ or 3’ x 8’ rug would work best. Place this rug near your sink.
Patio and Outdoor
Let’s say that your patio or outdoor space is large enough to accommodate a six-seat table. Alternatively, this space may hold a typical sofa, your favorite coffee table, and two chairs. An 8’ x 10’ rug would be the perfect size to bring this space to life.
On the contrary, perhaps your outdoor space features a larger eight-seat table. Or, maybe it can hold a classy coffee table and a big sectional or several couches/ large chairs. This area should receive a 9’ x 12’ rug.