How to Choose a Rug Size

We offer rugs in a variety of sizes, materials and designs to fit every style, space and budget. While we believe there are no rules to completing your room, here are a few insider tips and guidelines to choosing the perfect rug for your space.

Living Room Layouts

Small Space Designs

These size rugs can help define a smaller space and provide a comfortable distance for conversation.

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5' x 8' rug

For an ideal proportion, the rug should be a bit longer than your sofa with at least 8 to 12 inches on either side.

6' x 9' rug

Try to have the front sofa or chair legs on the rug to help anchor your furniture.

Define a Medium Space

Create a natural conversation grouping with a mid-size rug. This also works well in open-concept rooms where there are multiple furniture groupings.

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8' x 10' rug

This arrangement allows for both a seating area for conversation and an open area for media viewing.

8' x 10' rug

Medium scale rugs also work well with larger furniture like a sectional for an open concept.

Unify a Larger Room

A large rug not only provides more floor coverage, it also allows you to place all furniture legs on the rug, bringing together all of the elements in your room.

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9' x 12' rug

We recommend leaving about 18 inches of flooring exposed around the rug for a natural border.

10' x 14' rug

Use an oversized rug to unify a larger space and to keep sectional configurations on the rug.

Dining Room Layouts

Ideal for Small Spaces

In a smaller dining room, you may have less room for chair clearance. Choose a flat-weave or other short-pile option, which allows chairs to move smoothly over the edge of the rug.

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6' x 9' rug

Leave 18 inches between the rug and the wall to define your dining space and to leave an open path.

Cowhide rug

Consider using an organic shaped rug like a cow hide to help add an interesting design element and define your small space.

Best Use of Your Space

This size rug is perfect for a standard table arrangement that can seat four to six.

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8' x 10' rug

Using a large rectangle rug with a round table helps ground your space and works well if you have an extension table.

8' x 10' rug

This rug is nicely balanced with the size of the table and allows enough room to slide out chairs on all four sides while still remaining on the rug.

Slide Out Chairs With Ease

A large rug provides the right proportion for a generously sized table. If you have a big enough dining area, consider leaving eight inches of the floor exposed around the rug to anchor the space.

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9' x 12' rug

We recommend leaving at least 24 inches of room on all sides to allow chairs to stay completely on the rug when pushed away from the table.

10' x 14' rug

A large size rug accommodates a long extension table when it’s fully in use, making it great for entertaining.

Bedroom Layouts

Balance Your Space

A runner or 3' x 5' rug on either side helps to add balance to your room. A small rug under the bottom half of the bed helps anchor your bed and showcase your rug.

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3' x 5' rug

A small rug on one or both sides of the bed adds a nice soft texture underfoot while also balancing your room.

5' x 8' rug

Placing a rug under half or more of a bed can help ground a smaller space.

More Options for a Soft Landing

An area rug can provide enough space to step out of bed and onto the rug, plus room for an end-of-bed bench or chair.

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8' x 10' rug

An 8' x 10' rug can cover the bed and nightstand and allows at least two feet of rug space on either side for an open path.

8' x 10' rug

Positioning your rug two thirds of the way under the bed helps create an even foundation.

Fit for a King

A large area rug provides enough space to step out of bed and onto the rug, plus room for an end-of-bed bench or chair.

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9' x 12' rug

We recommend leaving about 18 inches between the wall and the edges of the rug.

10' x 14' rug

For grand primary suites, a large rugs allows you to easily accommodate a king size bed and two nightstands.

Entryway, Bath & Kitchen

Quickly define a space and create the perfect welcoming environment with a beautiful rug that’s anything but basic.

For maximum durability with entryway traffic, consider low pile rugs made from wool or indoor/outdoor yarns.

Rugs placed in front of a vanity provide color and warmth to a bathroom space.

Consider a runner or small rug in a kitchen to add comfort and cushion to prep and cooking spaces.

Let us Help You Choose Your Rug

Get expert advice on which rug will work best in your space.

Custom Rugs Made to Order

Design a rug to fit your unique space. We will make a rug to the exact measurements you specify for a perfect fit.