This decorating post about choosing the right rug size was last updated in April 2023.
Rugs can make or break a room, which is why we wanted to share our most detailed rug buying guide with you before you fill your next room with one!
You can give your room an instant makeover with the quick switch of a rug. Everything about a rug, from the texture of its construction to its color scheme and the overall design, can heavily influence—and therefore change—the design statement in the room.
Another important detail that shouldn’t be overlooked is rug size. Admittedly, figuring out the best rug size for any room can be a difficult task. Follow our expert tips, sizing advice, and diagrams below to help you choose the best rug size for your indoor spaces.
Choosing Bedroom Rugs
There’s nothing better than hitting the warm, soft surface of a rug when you roll out of bed in the mornings.
Bedroom rugs make a statement or set the mood more than you might think, so it’s important to pick a rug color that makes your cozy bed feel even more inviting than it already is. But what about sizing?
The rug sizing diagrams above and below lay out the guidelines for choosing a rug size to match your bed size, furniture arrangement, and more.
Still not sure if its the right size? Use painters tape to outline the area in your bedroom you’d like to cover, measure the perimeter, and pick the nearest size in your favorite rug.
TIP: To create a cozy border, allow an additional 30″ on each side of the bed and extend it out depending on how little or more of the bedroom floor you’d like to see.
Choosing Dining Room Rugs
Dining Room rugs not only make the dining decor feel cohesive to the eye, they are an important feature of any family gathering.
The rug sizing diagrams above and below lay out the basic guidelines for choosing a rug size to match your table size, shape, and orientation.
For chairs to slide in and out comfortably, you should add 24″-30″ to each side of the table for the perfect rug size. If your table has extensions or leaves, take measurements with them in place, so you’ll have a large enough rug regardless of the size of your dinner party.
Choosing Living Room Rugs
In a living room, the rug helps define the space. To create an inviting, inclusive feel, choose a rug large enough to extend past all of your seating. To highlight a particular area, layer your foundation rug with a smaller rug that makes a big statement.
The rug sizing diagrams above and below lay out the basic guidelines for choosing a rug size to match your furniture arrangement, type, and quantity.
If your living room space is very large, consider dividing it into separate seating areas/zones, each with its own rug.
For example, the TV Area could have its own standalone rug and decor, while the reading area could also have its own rug and decor. The choice is yours!
Find Your Perfect Rug Today
We hope this rug guide helps you find the perfect rug for your own home!
Let us know in the comment if you have any rug questions we didn’t answer. Or, give some of our other rug buying content a read and find even more inspiration for filling your home with rugs: