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General Tips

  • Rug size is based on both the size of your room and how you arrange your furniture.
  • Use painters’ tape or newspaper to help visualize the rug size in your space.
  • Use a custom runner to add personality and softness underfoot in a hallway or kitchen.

Living Room

  • Consider whether you want all furniture on the rug, just front legs on the rug or all furniture off the rug. This will help determine the size you need.
  • Leave about 18 inches between the rug edges and the wall to create a border of exposed floor. (Have a tiny room? Consider reducing the border for better proportions.)
  • For the best proportion when choosing a smaller rug, it should be about the same length as or a little longer than your sofa.

Dining Room

  • We recommend leaving at least 24 inches of the room on all sides to allow chairs to stay completely on the rug when pushed away from the table.
  • If your dining area is large enough, consider leaving at least eight inches between the rug and wall to create a border.
  • In a smaller dining room, you may only have 18 inches of chair clearance. We recommend choosing a flat-weave or other short-pile option, which allow chairs to move smoothly over the edge of the rug.


  • Position the edge of your rug to line up with the bottom of your pillows (roughly the bottom two-thirds of your bed).
  • The rug should extend at least 24 inches from sides and end of the bed if you want your feet fully on the rug when you step out of bed.
  • Looking for the softness of a rug, but want to leave most of your floor exposed? Try placing a runner on each side of your bed.
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