Here’s your complete guide on how to choose the right area rug size for a more welcoming space
Finding the right area rug can both define and frame your space, but it can also be a very daunting task. The perfect pattern, color, and shape all play a part in ensuring your home feels balanced and welcoming. We carry a wide range of sizes to suit any room from 2’ x 3’ to 10’ x 14’ and everything in between. Here’s how to find the perfect rug for any living room, dining room, bedroom, entryway, or kitchen –just follow our guide below.
1. Living Room
Whether you are looking to anchor your space, incorporate an exciting mix of color and texture, or accent a small seating area, our rugs are versatile for any living room or family room. A 5' x 8' area rug or an 8' x 10' area rug will work best for smaller spaces by placing the front two legs of your couch or accent chairs on the rug. For larger living spaces, opt for a rug that is large enough for all four legs of sofas or accent chairs to rest comfortably on the rug, like 9' x 12' or 10' x 14'.
2. Dining Room
It is important to consider the size of your dining room table when choosing the erfect rug for your dining room. When selecting an area rug, it is essential to ensure that it is large enough to fit all four chair legs, even when the chairs are pulled out. If your table is expandable, it is best to choose a rug that can accommodate the table when it is fully extended.
Editor’s Tip: Having a hard time envisioning how your new rug will look? Use painters’ tape to outline the size of the area rug for a better visual.
Whether you need an area rug for your master bedroom, spare bedroom, guest bedroom, or teen/kids’ room, there are multiple area rug sizes and layouts that will work in any given bedroom. The most common configuration is choosing a rug that extends approximately 1’ from either side of the bed; that way, you have a soft cushion when you get out of or into bed. For master bedrooms, it is common to choose a rug that will comfortably fit both your bed and nightstands.
4. Hallway or Entryway
Runners are the perfect way to dress up any hallway or entryway in your home or decorate any narrow space that could use a cozier foundation. It is best for midsize or larger entryways to choose the versatile 3’ x 5’ or 5’ x 8’ area rug size in front of doorways.
No matter the layout or size of your kitchen, a 2’ x 3’ area rug or runner in front of the sink can bring a festive pattern, pop of color, and also a little extra cushion.
Finding the right area rug will bring visual interest and texture to any living space. Whether you are looking for a jute rug, traditional rug, or non-skid rug, shop our vast selection and bring effortless style and comfort into your home!